Tag: success

Disrupting Silicon Valley’s Stories

In a climate of pervasive narratives of wealth creation and success, how can anthropology hold corporate and tech sectors to account? In March 2014, Business Insider published the…

A Tale of Two Rooms: Debt, Success, and Freedom in Indian Microfinance

“See, I don’t have a TV or an almirah [wardrobe],” said Ilina, pointing to her sparse one-room flat, while in one corner—the makeshift kitchen—her husband squatted over a…

The Anthropoliteia #BlackLivesMatterSyllabus Project, Week 6: Lee D. Baker on Ta-Nehisi Coates

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…

The Cult of Oprah

The depoliticisation of the individual and how Oprah’s symbolises a dumbing down of what social change really requires… Now the point isn’t that it’s all Oprah’s fault …

The Corruption Complex

The cultural logics of corruption and how they can be found in T&T Writing about corruption from the petty to the massive in Africa, anthropologist Jean-Pierre Sardan proposed…