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Van VMBO-kader naar een master Antropologie: Het verhaal van Rayn Ramkishun

standplaatswereld , January 17th, 2022

Door Zoë Tjon A Ten. “Geinig, ik zal nooit weten wat die mensen hier doen, waar ze zich mee bezig houden, wat hun interesses zijn, hoe ze praten…

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End of the year

standplaatswereld , December 31st, 2021

It has been 70 years since a life-size Father Christmas doll was burned in Dijon in protest against the “paganization” of Christmas. A year later, Claude Lévi-Strauss published…

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Before you ‘Just Eat’

standplaatswereld , December 13th, 2021

By Qusai Khwes I opened my eyes; waking up to my back hurting a bit, and my feet a lot.  The day before, I spent more than fifteen…

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Positioning your position

standplaatswereld , December 2nd, 2021

In the picture above, you see me reading along with Hebrew psalms and prayers during a synagogue (shul) service on simchat torah. Simchat torah is a festive day…

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The black jaguar and the guardian of the forest

standplaatswereld , November 24th, 2021

By Maycon Melo and Barbara Arisi In Brazil, a group of hunters killed a black jaguar. Not satisfied with the crime of killing an endangered animal, they made a video…

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Summer break!

standplaatswereld , July 30th, 2021

This past academic year we have continued with our regular content featuring anthropological analyses of current events (the pandemic and the assassination of Peter R. de Vries, for…

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Mourning for Aicha, Mourning for Yemen

standplaatswereld , May 7th, 2021

By Marina de Regt. “Marina, if I die, will you then forgive me for all the trouble that I caused you?” my Yemeni friend Aicha wrote me ten…

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Writing your thesis – some tips and tricks

standplaatswereld , April 30th, 2021

Over the course of my studies I have received a lot of advice on how to best go about writing my thesis. In this blog, I have curated…

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Anthropology and religion at the Vrije Universiteit – a short history

standplaatswereld , April 15th, 2021

By Matthias Teeuwen The Vrije Universiteit originally had a strong confessional commitment to the Reformed Churches in the Netherlands and I have always wondered how anthropology meshed with…

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De ondergang van de yup: The Nest en het failliet van het neoliberalisme

standplaatswereld , March 24th, 2021

Door Peter Versteeg Veranderen, verandering – waarom willen we dat eigenlijk? Weten we werkelijk  waarom we soms ons leven om willen gooien of zijn onze motieven ten diepste…

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A different perspective on “child marriages” among Syrian refugees in Jordan

standplaatswereld , February 9th, 2021

By Marina de Regt For years, humanitarian organisations in Jordan and Lebanon have been concerned about the increasing number of “child marriages” among Syrian refugees. While early marriages…

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Military coup in Myanmar: back to square one?

standplaatswereld , February 4th, 2021

In the early morning of 1 February, the day that a newly elected government was supposed to convene, Myanmar’s military staged a coup, taking government leaders captive and…

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The discomfort surrounding talks on historic and present-day racism in class

standplaatswereld , January 29th, 2021

Image from a Dutch high school history book. Photo by author. By Sientje Trip When browsing one of the history books of the high school I researched I…

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“Actually it’s pretty chill”: taking and giving online education

standplaatswereld , January 27th, 2021

by Anne and Freek Colombijn The Corona lockdown has forced schools and universities to switch to online teaching. While we recognize the often justified complaints voiced by many…

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Photo Essay: Finding a place for historical nostalgia in Postcolonial Anthropology

standplaatswereld , January 13th, 2021

by Yatou Sallah I have long been intrigued by the anthropological framing of Africans in the context of postcolonialism. As scholars and theorists in the field attempt to…

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Podcast #4 is online! Guest: Jochem Kootstra

standplaatswereld , December 17th, 2020

Jochem Kootstra is onderzoeker, copywriter en programma-maker (om maar een greep uit zijn bezigheden te geven) en bekijkt technologie door een antropologische bril. Door deze bril ziet hij…

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Racisme: Daar heb jij toch niet mee te maken?

standplaatswereld , December 11th, 2020

Dit artikel staat ook op www.meerdanbabipangang.nl Als Taiwanees geadopteerde ben ik opgegroeid in een liefdevolle familie en is mij altijd verteld dat ondanks dat onze huid verschilt in…

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Podcast #3 is online! Guest: Haiyue (Fiona) Shan

standplaatswereld , November 23rd, 2020

In this episode, Puck de Boer talks to Haiyue (or Fiona, her English name) Shan, a PhD student at the Sociology department of VU University. From a holistic,…

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Podcast # 2 is online! Guest: Aleeha Ali

standplaatswereld , November 12th, 2020

In this episode, Puck de Boer talks with Aleeha Ali, who studied sociology in Pakistan, did a research master’s in anthropology in the UK and is currently a…

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We started a podcast!

standplaatswereld , October 16th, 2020

Standplaats Wereld is expanding with a new component. We will continue to marvel you with our stories, but from now on, we will also explore them in the…

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Webinar: Ethnographic encounters with morality, crisis and extractivism in Venezuela

standplaatswereld , October 5th, 2020

The complex humanitarian crisis in Venezuela has caused more than five million Venezuelans to flee their country. In turn, Venezuelans that stay have developed multiple subsistence strategies, rangin…

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Half for me and the rest for the bees

standplaatswereld , October 1st, 2020

By Salma Bel Lahdab El Hommad Hatidze Muratova, a fiftyish-year-old Turkish speaking woman, accompanied by her old mother and her precious bees, lives in the middle of a…

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Opposing Views for a Shared Mission

standplaatswereld , September 25th, 2020

On the website of Zuiderlicht (one of the organizations I researched): the angle and scenery of this picture implies that the wind turbine rises up from nature itself….

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Lesvos, drawn in the field

standplaatswereld , September 16th, 2020

From a distance we watch as desperation grows and in awe we witness how people attempt to build new shelters on harsh concrete, prepare food on windy sidewalks…

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