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On the Recent Rulings against Academics for Peace in Turkey

Allegra , May 15th, 2018

The criminal proceedings against several hundreds of academics in Turkey who signed a petition for peace (Academics for Peace) continue in Istanbul. They are individually sued in various…


Fish, Flows, and Desire in the Delta

Alexandra Frankel , March 13th, 2018

In the wetlands, claims about environmental and economic change are rooted in broader assertions about livelihood and belonging. The dirt road vanishes into a muddy track. The two…

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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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How archaeologists discovered an ancient Assyrian city – and lost it again

Mary Shepperson , February 7th, 2018

Turkey’s Ilisu dam will flood hundreds of ancient sites, including the city of Tušhan, but there is now a rich record of what will be lost It’s a…

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How archaeologists discovered an ancient Assyrian city – and lost it again

Mary Shepperson , February 7th, 2018

Turkey’s Ilisu dam will flood hundreds of ancient sites, including the city of Tušhan, but there is now a rich record of what will be lost It’s a…

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The Politics of Grieving in Turkey

Oguz Alyanak , January 18th, 2018

The Death of the Maden Family The Aegean Sea is a graveyard. Like its Mediterranean counterpart, its waters are filled with human bodies that wash up on the…

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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…


Overlapped Precarities #precarity

K. Zeynep Sariaslan , December 14th, 2017

The EASA AGM Seminar in Bern simply came in a bad time. It confronted me with a dilemma: while I was eager to follow the workshops and act…



john hutnyk , November 24th, 2017

Gah. Still. No. Change. >Subject: Call for solidarity for the academics for peace on trial Dear colleagues, Our colleagues in Turkey are facing incredible repression under a populist…


What’s in a Kiss?

Oguz Alyanak , October 27th, 2017

On a late October day in 2016, police detained 17 journalists in a raid on the Istanbul offices of Turkey’s oldest newspaper, Cumhuriyet, as part of the post-July…

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Of Memorials, Sacrifice, and Hope in Turkey

aaaguestcontributor , July 11th, 2017

This post was submitted by Dr. Sumi Colligan, Professor of Anthropology and Faculty Service-Learning Co-Coordinator at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. On the road in Turkey again this past …

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The Voice of Hunger, Part 1

Oguz Alyanak , June 27th, 2017

A Two Part Series on Lives Sacrificed under Turkey’s State of Emergency For Nuriye, Semih and many other brave souls who choose to carry on… Part 1: The…

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A necessary complication: towards a richer understanding of affordances

John Postill , May 12th, 2017

A comment on Elisabetta Costa “Social Media as Practices: an Ethnographic Critique of ‘Affordances’ and ‘Context Collapse’.” EASA Media Anthropology Network’s 60th e-Seminar, 9-23 May 2017 by Christi…


E-seminar: Social media as practices: an ethnographic critique of ‘affordances’ and ‘context collapse’

John Postill , May 3rd, 2017

by Veronica Barassi via EASA Media Anthropology Network mailing list We will be launching our next e-seminar on Tuesday the 9th of May 2017 at 00:00 GMT. If…


Turkey Votes

Oguz Alyanak , April 14th, 2017

The Turkish referendum could extend President Erdoğan’s one-man rule. A piece of bicolored paper. On the left is printed EVET (YES), in black font over a white background,…

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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…


The Docile Ethnographer?

Oguz Alyanak , March 15th, 2017

On Self-Censure and Fieldwork “Looking forward to reading more in this series. Would have liked to retweet it, but I’m not touching anything critical until I’m done with…

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Waiting w/ Serra Hakyemez

Nina Oria-Loureiro , February 8th, 2017

with Aneil and Ryan Special Guest: Serra Hakyemez Is waiting political? Can you cut in line at Starbucks during your hectic morning commute?  In this episode of TAL…

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From Erdoğan’s Turkey to Trump’s America

Oguz Alyanak , January 31st, 2017

Since signing a petition to end state violence against Kurds in southeast Turkey, academics critical of the Turkish regime have come under increased scrutiny. These “dopey academics” as…

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Democracy in Turkey (but not for Kurds)

Alayne Unterberger , January 17th, 2017

No longer can we assume—if anthropologists ever comfortably did—that human rights and formal democracy are mutually constitutive. Worldwide we witness the rise of ostensibly democratically-elected lea…

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Urban development and the resistance of archaeology #newtonloss

Sam Hardy , December 1st, 2016

By some estimates, one in ten thousand people in Turkey is an unemployed archaeologist. In an alternative café while on a last-minute contract in Istanbul, I got talking…


A Story of Two Stones #newtonloss

Mehmet Kurt , November 30th, 2016

On a cold December day in 1995, after finishing my daily studies as a junior high school student, I was trying to catch the bus to go back…


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…


Worker-Mothers on the Margins of Europe: A World on the Move Event

aaaguestcontributor , September 27th, 2016

Submitted by Leslie Walker, project manager, AAA public education initiatives. On August 25, 2016, the AAA hosted our second book reading in conjunction with our public education initiative, World…

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