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An Anthropology of Afrin—An Impossibility?

Oguz Alyanak , March 6th, 2018


Searching for solidarity in the anthropological community. [pquote]How does one find the space to write or think—let alone breath—in such an environment?[/pquote]Şehitler ölmez vatan bölünmez. The mar…


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What Happened to the American Empire?

Maximilian C. Forte , January 11th, 2018


Has anything out of the ordinary happened to the US as an imperialist power since the ascent of Trump to office? While the continuities between Trump and his…


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Populism, Nationalism, Globalization, and Imperialism: A Thick Review of 2017

Maximilian C. Forte , December 28th, 2017


In memory of Edward S. Herman b. April 7, 1926, d. November 11, 2017 An inspiration that lives on, may he rest in eternal peace. From provoking potential…


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How to Make Extremism Mainstream and Fake a Debate about Islamophobia

Maximilian C. Forte , June 7th, 2017


Is there a genuine debate taking place about Islamophobia? When and why did the “concern” about Islamophobia reach the highest levels of government in North America and western…


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Donald Trump, Empire, and Globalization: A Reassessment

Maximilian C. Forte , May 8th, 2017


“Hey, I’m a nationalist and a globalist,” Donald Trump recently declared, “I’m both”. The only way in which the two (seemingly contradictory) positions can be reconciled is by…


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Interview: Gabriele del Grande is Free #VisualANTH

Paloma Yáñez Serrano , April 24th, 2017


Gabriele del Grande is a journalist and human right activist, co-director of the documentary ‘On the Bride’s Side’ and founder of the blog Fortress Europe. He is now…


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The gendered realities of #displacement: Syrian women in Istanbul

Helen Mackreath , March 29th, 2017


Syrian women are existing between different layers of expectation. In Istanbul power manifests itself in different spaces. It is in the house, on the street, between other Syrian…


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2016: The Ending of the Year of Beginnings

Maximilian C. Forte , January 1st, 2017


Probably the most memorable year in decades, 2016 was a non-stop accumulation of turning points and landmark events. In broad terms, we began to witness the demise of…


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Top Thematic Series

Alexandra Frankel , December 19th, 2016


In the run-up to the holiday season we invite you to sit back, relax, and enjoy some of our most popular content this year. We are continually on…


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Top Thematic Series

Alexandra Frankel , December 19th, 2016


In the run-up to the holiday season we invite you to sit back, relax, and enjoy some of our most popular content this year. We are continually on…


Her Road from Damascus: A Syrian Refugee Story

Raghad Alhallak and Mary D’Ambrosio , December 14th, 2016


How Raghad Alhallak and her family sold their home and bakery in Syria, scaled a mountain, fought off wild dogs, evaded border guards and nearly drowned at sea…


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Sadiq al-Azm (1934-2016)

tabsir , December 14th, 2016


The loss of a true intellectual. May he rest in peace as the world he loved continues to spiral in conflict.


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Sadiq al-Azm (1934-2016)

tabsir , December 14th, 2016


The loss of a true intellectual. May he rest in peace as the world he loved continues to spiral in conflict.


Bride or Child First?

cultureandcapitalismblog , December 5th, 2016


by Fern Adams ROSIE THOMPSON/SAVE THE CHILDREN – http://tooyoungtowed.org In the UK we recognise that people officially become adults when they turn 18. We tend to view that…


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Loss in times of revolution and exile #newtonloss

Charlotte Hamid , November 29th, 2016


What does loss mean for Syrians living in Southern Turkey in the aftermath of the 2011 revolution and in the midst of an ongoing war? How is this…


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Donald Trump and Empire: An Assessment

Maximilian C. Forte , October 7th, 2016


“There is something unseemly about a nation conducting a foreign policy that involves it in the affairs of most of the nations of the world while its own…


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Weapons of the Syrian War

tabsir , July 25th, 2016


For an animated video of the weapons used by all sides in Syria, click here. by Ben Watson, Defense One, July 19, 2016 From chlorine gas to Kalashnikovs,…


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Times of Security: Ethnographies of Fear, Protest and the Future

wirnita , May 26th, 2016


The editors of Anthropoliteia present to you the latest in our occasion series Interrogations, in which authors of recent volumes of interest to our readers discuss their work….


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Thinking about Refugee Integration in Berlin

Alice Larotonda , May 25th, 2016


Aleppo soap. Photo courtesy Inga Treitler Anthropology has had a long and productive conversation around ethics, and the nature of our involvement in the communities we study. In…


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Encircling Empire: Report #27 — Donald Trump’s “America First” Foreign Policy

Maximilian Forte , April 28th, 2016


This and previous issues have been archived on a dedicated site—please see: ENCIRCLING EMPIRE. For frequent updates, please “like” our Facebook page and/or follow on Twitter. There are…


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Sounding Home

Elyse Bailey , April 27th, 2016


Syrian Musicians in Istanbul How might music produce of a sense of home for displaced Syrians in Turkey? What is the role of displaced Syrians in the preservation…


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War in Syria and the Refugee Crisis

Elyse Bailey , April 22nd, 2016


There are different ways in which the war in Syria and the ensuing refugee crisis can be made sense of anthropologically. When a crisis looms large on the…


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“I was nowhere”

standplaatswereld , April 18th, 2016


By Marie Linne    Dalal contaced me during my fieldwork among refugees who aspire to study in the Netherlands. She agreed to meet with me for an interview, to…


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Is Humans of New York’s Refugee Series Public Anthropology?

Elyse Bailey , April 15th, 2016


Mohamad Hafez’s sculptural mural, Between Love and War. Photo courtesy Zareena Grewal In his recent open letter to Donald Trump, Brandon Stanton, the self-described journalist and photographer-blogger…


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