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Suspension, Risk, Suspicion: Field dispatches from Pakistan under COVID-19

Sonia Qadir , April 30th, 2020

   اردو میں پڑھنے کے لیے یہاں Click کریں Editor’s note: This post is the third in our five-part series “COVID-19: Views from the Field.” Click here to read…


Crazy people on the other side of the world: challenges of ethnography and positionality in Iran

standplaatswereld , September 25th, 2019

by Younes Saramifar I recall vividly that I was pleased with my progress in the field on 14th March 2019. I smiled at the list of confirmed appointments…

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Fear of/in the Ethnography

thenewethnographer , July 30th, 2019

Dr Tarek Younis is cultural psychologist with a PhD/PsyD in Clinical Psychology. He is an Honorary Research Associate at University College London. His British Academy postdoctoral fellowship was…

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Speak the Names of Those Who Were Lost

Adam Hodges , April 10th, 2019

Naming can dignify, disparage or even deny one’s social standing. Days after the horrific attack on the Christchurch mosque in New Zealand, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern spoke about…

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Tereza Kuldova: Think before you “heart” it: NZ street gangs guarding mosques in the aftermath of terror a PR stunt

Focaal Web Editor , March 24th, 2019

Over the past two days, my Facebook feed has been flooded with shares of articles featuring New Zealand patched street gangs and outlaw motorcycle clubs—Mongrel Mob, Black Power,…


Canada Imports the White Helmets from Syria: A Dangerous, Criminal Decision

Eva Bartlett , August 12th, 2018

Did Canadians get to vote on whether or not to bring potential terrorists or supporters of terrorists to Canada? No. Will Canadians get a say in where these…


Reclaiming “Allahu Akbar” from Semantic Pejoration

Adam Hodges , August 1st, 2018

Allāhu akbar, the Arabic phrase meaning “God is the greatest,” has gained connotations in US public discourse that differ vastly from its meaning among Muslims. Understanding this process…

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Chaotic borderlands: Libya’s porous borders after Qadhafi

Sarah Merabti , July 24th, 2017

Porous borders What has happened on Libya’s borders in recent years? Here are some examples: During the insurgency and civil war in Mali in 2011 and 2012, weapons…


John Gledhill: It’s Corbyn’s critics who need the history lesson

Focaal Web Editor , June 8th, 2017

This post is part of a feature on the 2017 UK elections, moderated and edited by Patrick Neveling (University of Bern). In his very carefully argued speech of…


Trump Echoes Bush in Middle East Visit

Adam Hodges , June 1st, 2017

President Introduces New Term into Counterterrorism Lexicon President Trump embarked on his first international trip since moving into the White House after a special counsel was appointed to…

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Black flags from Rome: Mafia and Isis, as before Mafia and Al Qaeda

Matt Thompson , March 19th, 2017

Savage Minds welcomes guest blogger Stefano Portelli. Stefano is a cultural anthropologist with a doctorate in Urban Studies, his primary fieldsites are a barrio of Barcelona and the…

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Introduction to the week: #Remoteness redux?

Ruben Andersson , November 14th, 2016

For a long time, the direction seemed to be clear: the days of remote areas were numbered and it was only a question of time before they would…


When State Replaces God

Sharmin Sadequee , July 20th, 2016

June 6, 2016 – Vigilers gather outside of the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York, NY in support of A Post 9-11 Domestic Human Rights Campaign put on…

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Did the Belgian Authorities Purposely Trigger the Brussels Attacks?

Maximilian Forte , March 24th, 2016

Among the dense clouds of speculation from mainstream journalists and the many supposed national security experts whose expertise lies in repeating nothing (“I have been briefed, but I…


The ‘wall of virtue’ that surrounds followers of Isis will not be broken down by bombing Syria

anthropologyworks , December 10th, 2015

by Sean Carey Source: The Tablet “Sectarianism involves strong feelings, deep resentment, a searing sense of injustice, above all, anger,” explained renowned British social anthropologist …


anthro in the news 12/7/2015

anthropologyworks , December 7th, 2015

  A view of Mauna Loa taken from a Pu'u near The Onizuka Center for International Astronomy Visitor Information Station at Mauna Kea. source: Wikipedia Saying no to…


anthro in the news 11/30/2015

anthropologyworks , November 30th, 2015

ISIS recruits through friends and social media An article in the New York Times on ISIS recruitment provides extensive commentary from cultural anthropologist Scott Atran, co-founder of the…


anthro in the news 11/23/2015

anthropologyworks , November 23rd, 2015

  As of November 21, Brussels was on high alert for a possible terrorist attack. source: Smirnoff, Creative Commons What does ISIS want? CBS (Minnesota) carried a brief…


Let Your Let Shine #UnitedWeStand #PrayfortheWorld

sydneyyeager , November 16th, 2015

Let your light shine in the face of terror, hatred, and evil. Only if we stand united in love, will our inner light be able to banish this…

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The Lost Space of Dissent: Amidst Charleston’s Unity

mstalcup , July 14th, 2015

The Editors of Anthropoliteia welcome Bradley Dunseith with a report from Charleston, South Carolina Knights of Columbus hall in Charleston, South Carolina. June 2015. Photo by Bradley Dunseith…


Will Australia see the development of paramilitary organisations as a response to terror fears?

Dr. Marranci , February 17th, 2015

I have lived in Northern Ireland (NI) for nearly five years; I conducted research, and despite that I was researching the Muslim community, through some NI friends I…

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Indefinite detention for advocating jihadi violence

Dr. Marranci , February 1st, 2015

The Sydney Morning Herald contacted me for a comment on former judge Anthony Whealy’s suggestion to imprison terrorists and terrorist advocates indefinitely till proven de-radicalised. A short q…

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Should Muslims Apologise for Muslim Terrorists?

Dr. Marranci , January 24th, 2015

The debate, particularly in Australia, about whether Muslims should apologise or not for the acts of terrorism of some individuals whom are identified or identify themselves as Muslims,…

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Think Tanks, weak research and the case of Hizb-ut-Tahrir in Australia

Dr. Marranci , January 11th, 2013

Think Tanks, often linked to a party in the nation’s political system, are becoming increasingly popular (particularly in the US and the UK), receive funds, and produce very easily digestible re…

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