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Maka Suarez: Thinking about debt with David Graeber and La PAH

focaal_admin , December 21st, 2021


Let me begin by saying “this is a thought experiment”; a phrase David often used, and I find useful. In this talk I’d like to propose an approach…


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This safety asphyxiates us: The banal border in Barcelona

Corina Tulbure , May 20th, 2021


Last month, while in Spain, we woke up to the news that local residents in the Canary Islands were planning to set up patrols to attack immigrants. In…


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In the Journals – Militarization

allisontedesco , April 6th, 2021


Officers wearing a traditional late 1960s uniform (left) and a new demilitarized uniform featuring a blazer (right), Riverside County Sheriff, 1969 by Stuart Schrader via Journal of Urban…


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Susana Narotzky: A History of Precariousness in Spain

focaal_admin , January 29th, 2021


The EASA report on The Anthropological Career in Europe (Fotta, Ivancheva and Pernes 2020) is an important initiative that offers quantitative evidence about a situation which all of…


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Natalia Buier: What sample, whose voice, which Europe?

focaal_admin , January 27th, 2021


The EASA membership survey and the associated ‘precarity’ report (Fotta, Ivancheva and Pernes 2020) are an important and timely contribution. Surely these are findings we must build on…


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Plants, Pathogens and the Politics of Care: Xylella fastidiosa and the Intra-Active Breakdown of Mallorca’s Almond Ecology

colinhoag , July 30th, 2020


Editorial Note: This post is part of our series highlighting the work of the Anthropology and Environment Society’s 2019 Roy A. Rappaport Prize Finalists. We asked them to outline the…


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“There are worse places to spend a lockdown”: Privileged and at risk British retirees in Spain by Emma Fàbrega

Emma Fàbrega , May 12th, 2020


It was a sunny Tuesday morning, at the beginning of March 2020. The dirt pétanque field in a Catalan coastal town was filled with English chatter about golf,…


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Austerity, Not COVID-19, Strains National Healthcare Systems by Megan Carney

Megan Carney , April 28th, 2020


Spain and Italy, two of the countries most affected early on by COVID-19, were also among the EU member-states that underwent severe and extended austerity measures following the…


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Ethnography at an Impasse? Fieldwork Reflections During a Pandemic

Nina Teresa Kiderlin , April 28th, 2020


As COVID-19 disrupts life for billions of people around the world, it also calls into question the very notion of fieldwork and compels us to reflect on the…


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Towards a Covid-19 lexicon of conceptual off-shoots: locking sociality down in the Netherlands and Spain

Elena Burgos Martínez , April 23rd, 2020


This piece reconsiders the importance and impact of pandemic’s preventive discourses on existing language-scapes in society. During the COVID-19 pandemic, institutionalised anglophone paradigms of hea…


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The balcony: normativity lessons in times of crisis by Rebeca Ibáñez Martín

Rebeca Ibáñez Martín , April 9th, 2020


The balcony has become a powerful domestic space symbolizing corona-solidarity in the south of Europe. Movie clips of Italians singing their national anthem from their balconies were broadcast…


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The Illusion of Eternal Independence: Exploring Alternative Approaches to Ageing

guestanthropologist , May 6th, 2019


by Chloe Place ‘Buenas noches’, I say for the fifteenth time, planting the last round of goodnight kisses on everyone’s cheeks. I have spent the evening with a…


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Book Review: Alter-Globalization in Southern Europe: Anatomy of a Social Movement by Eduardo Zachary Albrecht

Rose Deller , December 14th, 2017


In Alter-Globalization in Southern Europe: Anatomy of a Social Movement, Eduardo Zachary Albrecht explores the alter-globalisation movements in Spain, Italy and Greece that envisage resistance less as…


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David Hamou and Ida Susser: Where to Catalonia?: Is this commoning? What for independence?

Focaal Web Editor , December 11th, 2017


As we sit here in Barcelona, a historic center of anarchism and left resistance, the questions debated in the most recent Focaal special section “Exploring the urban commons” confront us….


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The Restitution of the Dead

Simon Theobald , October 11th, 2017


On the 7th of September 2017, Syrian national Mouaz Al-Nass, a singer and drummer, recorded and then uploaded a video of himself reciting the adhan, the Islamic call…


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Size Matters: How Semiotics is Making History in the World of Wine

foodanthro , September 4th, 2017


Kerri Lesh University of Nevada, Reno A “historic milestone” for the Spanish wine-making region of Rioja has been making headlines in the wine world. A new labeling strategy…


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Border on a Beach

guestanthropologist , February 6th, 2017


by Sasha Flatau ‘Y aquí, otra frontera’ I’d been walking along a beach called Las Redes in El Puerto de Santa María, Spain with my boyfriend. It was…


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The Anthropoliteia #BlackLivesMatterSyllabus Project, Week 10: Sameena Mulla on AAA2016

smulla16 , November 14th, 2016


The editors of Anthropoliteia are happy to present the latest entry in on ongoing series The Anthropoliteia #BlackLivesMatterSyllabus Project, which will mobilize anthropological work as a pedagogical…


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Political culture keywords: exploring social movements and media practices that are worlds apart

John Postill , October 23rd, 2016


Proposal to the special issue of Media, Culture and Society on “Media, political cultures and social movements”, Veronica Barassi, Alice Mattoni and Anastasia Kavada (eds.). John Postill (RMIT)…


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Spain’s current political impasse

John Postill , October 13th, 2016


Yesterday, 12 October 2016, I took part in a seminar titled “Resolving Spain’s political deadlock” held at my home institution, RMIT University, in Melbourne. I presented alongside Marta…


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Sporting Change in Spain

Elyse Bailey , August 11th, 2016


The Morisco Games celebrate Spain’s Islamic past through sporting competition in the present. The King of Granada conquered Purchena, where the victory was marked with lavish games. There…


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Sunken Treasure

Whitney Carter , June 3rd, 2016


Finders Keepers? Reproductions of the treasure found on the Nuestra Senora de Atocha. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. The Nuestra Senora de Atocha, a Spanish galleon carrying a…


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33. Iñigo Errejón: Podemos as an emergent cultural practice

John Postill , March 27th, 2016


Photo credit: ca.wikipedia.org This is the thirty-third post in the freedom technologists series I have pasted below some highlights (in Spanish) of an excellent interview with Podemos’ &#8216…


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27. Freedom technologists and the future of global justice

John Postill , January 22nd, 2016


This is the twenty-seventh post in the freedom technologists series See also the Directory of freedom technologists  via State of Power 2016 18 January 2016 In the wake…


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