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#Afterlives: Introduction

Marlene Schäfers , May 11th, 2020

Afterlives are proliferating. Whether it is empire or destruction, Ebola or punk, revolution or waste – there seems to exist hardly anything these days that does not have…


The return of the plague-spreader

Mateusz Laszczkowski , March 24th, 2020

Written in lockdown amid the pandemic, this post speculates about the political and epistemological implications of ‘middle-class’ reactions to the present crisis. It is also a cry of…


“Not Your Kind of Artist”: Di-Andre Caprice Davis and the Fluid Mosaic

Di-Andre Caprice Davis , February 13th, 2020

Introduction to the work of Di-Andre Caprice Davis Di-Andre took part in the Fluid Mosaic by creating a 3rd part of her ongoing art project: “Not Your Kind…


Green Economy and Promises for the Future in Greece #WhoseGreen?

Daniel Knight , January 23rd, 2019

The green economy is supposed to reduce environmental degradation while supporting sustainable development within the framework of neoliberal markets by incorporating accountability into the appropria…


The Endangered Fishers of the Archipelago Sea #WhoseGreen?

Kirsi Sonck-Rautio , January 22nd, 2019

Regulation and the Archipelago Sea ”You are looking at the last generation of coastal fishers!” a fisherman told me, as I was getting my coffee at a seminar…


#WhoseGreen? Reflecting on Alternative Routes to Chemicals Production

Sally Atkinson , January 21st, 2019

Whether it’s our disposable coffee cup or the vanilla flavouring in the coffee; this morning’s shaving cream or last week’s false nails; lifesaving medicines or the components for…


Decolonising Environmentalism #WhoseGreen?

Elaine Forde , January 18th, 2019

Urgency and Transition Environmentalism is rhetorically framed as a “Good Thing”, unquestionably. Being environmentally friendly is, as it were, a no-brainer. Anthropologists have shown many times how…


#WhoseGreen? Chololo Ecovillage and the ‘Secret Formula of Development’

Margherita Lala , January 17th, 2019

The village of Chololo is situated around 40km South-East of the political capital of Tanzania, Dodoma. Often described as the poorest in the country, the region of Dodoma…


What is a Public Space Without a Public? #WhoseGreen?

Julian Dobson , January 16th, 2019

A warm lunchtime in Sheffield, a city of half a million people in the north of England. It is late October and unseasonably sunny. In Weston Park, a…


#WhoseGreen? Contested Sustainabilities and Socio-Ecological Change

Nina Isabella Moeller , January 15th, 2019

The accelerating growth of the technosphere, climate crises, shifting species distribution and other phenomena contribute to increasingly dramatic socio-ecological changes across the planet, impacting…


#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…


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…


Reading the Signs: Dust, Smoke, and #Displacement in Athens

Heath Cabot , August 29th, 2018

‘At home,’ we are in full command of the dialectics of knowledge and recognition. Jean Améry, “How Much Home Does a Person Need?” (1966: 47) Thus we may…


Stranger in paradise #displacement

Danaé Leitenberg , August 28th, 2018

This post explores the notion of displacement through the experience of Franziska, who has spent her whole life in a peaceful touristic village of the Swiss Alps. I…


On (not) being there: Affective simultaneity across place and time #displacement

Sonja Moghaddari , August 24th, 2018

Through the notion of simultaneity I explore the emotional and affective dimension of the displacement-emplacement continuum within transnational migration and hint to the need to consider perceptions…


Dehumanisation and Contested Spaces: Rethinking #Displacement from Refugees to Homelessness

Georgina Ramsay , August 23rd, 2018

Dehumanisation is at the core of displacement: it requires that a group of people—because of race, class, migration status, or other factors—have lesser access to the resources, the…


On being made feel out of place #Displacement

Annika Lems , August 22nd, 2018

Based on the experiences of two young Eritreans who arrived in Switzerland as unaccompanied minors, this article thinks through the feeling of being made feel out of place. …


When ‘roofless’ migrants make their place. Contradictive perceptions of belonging in São Paulo’s squats #displacement

Heike Drotbohm , August 21st, 2018

In Brazilian squats, a ‘local population struggles for their ‘right to the city’ and a ‘migrant’ population tries to establish and improve their lives (temporarily) in multiple places…


Introduction: #Displacement and New Sociabilities

Heike Drotbohm , August 20th, 2018

In this thematic week we aim to think through the notion of displacement. At a time that is marked by unprecedented movements of refugees and migrants on the…


Ethical dilemmas, anthropological practice, and principles #HauTalk

Proshant Chakraborty , July 13th, 2018

Hautalk is an opportunity to reinvigorate and remake our disciplinary identities. But how can we move this discussion beyond disciplinary boundaries—into spaces where we practice our craft? This…


Personalizing Access, Personalizing Praxis #hautalk

Emma Louise Backe , June 26th, 2018

Anthropology trained us to identify systems of oppression, those “invisibilized” dimensions of culture that reek of prejudice, privilege, and disproportionate power dynamics. These are the very theore…


Shocked, not Surprised #hautalk

Nayanika Mathur , June 22nd, 2018

The surest signal that we are having something akin to a #metoo moment in academia is when my social media accounts, email inbox, and phone go into a…


REDUX: #PrecAnthro. Let’s talk about unionisation. #hautalk

PrecAnthro , June 21st, 2018

First published  on the 21st of June 2018  The HAU controversy is both a disappointment and an opportunity. It is a disappointment because it reflects the troubled condition…


Community-Based Open Access, Fast and Slow #hautalk

Jason Baird Jackson , June 20th, 2018

I would like to make the case that open access remains relevant to the mix of painful problems and worthy opportunities still before the ethnographic disciplines in the…