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Podcasting for Anthropologists: Ethical and Technical Considerations

Heid Jerstadt , November 14th, 2019


Are you an anthropologist considering podcasting? Then this post is for you Sound is widely accessible, it conveys nuances of emotion, atmosphere and tensions in ways that are…


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Larissa’s Story: Behind the Migration Crisis Headlines

Deniz Daser , November 13th, 2019


In late September, 2019, the current US presidential administration struck several unprecedented deals with the Northern Triangle governments of Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador to return asylum s…


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Notes on a Postcard

Siobhán McGuirk , October 2nd, 2019


The exhibition The World Exists To Be Put on A Postcard has been running at the British Museum throughout the summer. It is an apt location for any…


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Glimpses of Life in Indefinite Debt in the Czech Republic

Barbora Černušáková , September 19th, 2019


“I can only work cash-in-hand [načerno] for the rest of my life,” Nina[1] told me as we were sitting in her kitchen drinking black coffee while she was…


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Brokered Subjects: Sex, Trafficking, and the Politics of Freedom #Interview

Elizabeth Bernstein , September 16th, 2019


The topic of sex trafficking captured the imagination of the public for already a few decades. Despite the definition of trafficking being rather blurry, fighting against trafficking is frequently…


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‘Rescuing’ food: Dumpster Diving as Political Activism

Carolin Hirsch , September 13th, 2019


It is already dark, past 10 pm, and Dora, Emil and I are riding our bikes to the backyards of local supermarkets in a little town near Munich;…


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Anthropology? What ‘Anthropology’?

Mateusz Laszczkowski , January 24th, 2019


In September 2018, Jarosław Gowin, Poland’s Minister of Science and Higher Education abolished anthropology as an academic discipline by an executive decree. The much-protested new law on higher…


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#CollectiveLetter Against the Eradication of Polish Anthropology

Allegra , January 24th, 2019


Allegra Lab asks its readers to please consider giving their signatures to a collective letter we have drafted to the Minister of Science and Higher Education in Poland,…


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#EASAElections: Introduction to the Virtual Roundtable

Allegra , January 12th, 2019


As members of the European Association of Social Anthropology (EASA) should already know, the deadline to cast our vote for candidates to the Executive Committee is soon approaching…


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#EASAElections: Interview with Jonas Tinius

Allegra , January 12th, 2019


Allegra: You decided to run for the elections of the new EASA committee. Can you let EASA members know a little bit about your academic path and interests?…


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#EASAElections: Interview with Georgeta Stoïca

Allegra , January 12th, 2019


Allegra: You decided to run for the elections of the new EASA committee. Can you let EASA members know a little bit about your academic path and interests?…


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#EASAElections: Interview with Jane Cowan

Allegra , January 12th, 2019


Photo by Mika Federley. Allegra: You decided to run for the elections of the new EASA committee. Can you let EASA members know a little bit about your…


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#EASAElections: Interview with Marcus Banks

Allegra , January 11th, 2019


Allegra: You decided to run for the elections of the new EASA committee. Can you let EASA members know a little bit about your academic path and interests?…


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#EASAElections: Interview with Dan Podjed

Allegra , January 11th, 2019


Allegra: You’ve decided to run for the elections of the new EASA committee. Can you let EASA members know a little bit about your academic path and interests?…


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#EASAElections: Interview with Miia Halme-Tuomisaari

Allegra , January 11th, 2019


Allegra: You decided to run for the elections of the new EASA committee. Can you let EASA members know a little bit about your academic path and interests?…


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#EASAElections: Interview with Cristiana Bastos

Allegra , January 11th, 2019


Allegra: You decided to run for the elections of the new EASA committee. Can you let EASA members know a little bit about your academic path and interests?…


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#EASA2018 – The Other Protocols

Nila Jeep , October 17th, 2018


The following words, as well as two other poems to be published on Allegra in the near future were written during three plenaries at the 15th EASA Biennal…


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#HAUTALK: The Tyranny of Structurelessness and No End in Sight

Sarah Green , October 16th, 2018


On June 11th 2018, David Graeber published an apology about the amount of time it took him to understand the extent of what was going wrong within HAU…


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Real-time rituals of elite male privilege

Sara Shneiderman , October 4th, 2018


The late September 2018 public testimony of Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh before the US Senate Judiciary Committee gave the world an opportunity to observe the real-time…


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WE NEED YOU! Fundraising campaign

Allegra , October 4th, 2018


Allies, friends, colleagues, It’s this time of the year again… and we’ve had to make essential maintenance on the website. As the repairs were somewhat more extensive than…


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What’s wrong with the ‘power of writing’? A reflection on language in academic research

Estella Carpi , September 26th, 2018


Numerous are by now the accounts that label international academia as ‘neoliberal’, that is, a system which, these days, almost functions like a firm aimed at increasing productivity…


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Environmental Panics : The emission scandal in Germany

Sophie Roche , September 7th, 2018


In September and again in November 2015 the famous German car company, Volkswagen AG at its headquarter in Virginia, received two violation notices from the United States Environmental…


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Allegralaboratory: Next step

Miia Halme-Tuomisaari , September 3rd, 2018


Dear Allies, after a ‘magical intellectual carpet ride’ that has already lasted for five years, it is time for a new chapter in the life of our beloved…


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Shifting Sands – A film by Paul Reade #displacement

Heike Drotbohm , August 30th, 2018


Tourism creates and depends on an entanglement of temporary and permanent displacements; at the same time it manipulates and projects dreams of freedom. This film looks at visions…


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