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Sandy Smith-Nonini: Energy Crises in the Time of Covid: Precarious Fossil Infrastructures

focaal_admin , March 21st, 2022


The spectacle of Russia invading Ukraine has elevated tensions over Europe’s access to natural gas and may herald a sea-change in regional geopolitics of energy. But prior to…


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The False Pandemic and the Great Reset: Day 1 of an Online Interdisciplinary Symposium

Maximilian C. Forte , July 30th, 2021


A brief note before the main content for this report: since last publishing to this site I have been occupied with preparing a long and detailed series of…


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#BookReview: Terraformed

Federica Banfi , April 26th, 2021


Terraformed by Joy White aims at making sense and contextualising  the vulnerability and inequality experienced by the Afrodiasporic population of the UK. The author describes her effort as…


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Becoming Intergenerational in Birth Cohorts: kinship and the remaking of participation by Sahra Gibbon

Sahra Gibbon , March 18th, 2021


In recent years birth cohorts have become an invaluable context, resource, tool and ‘technology’ of an emerging terrain of biosocial science, given the unique opportunity they provide to…


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Richard Irvine on his book, Deep Time

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Interview by Jon Bialecki https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/an-anthropology-of-deep-time/D5B5D1825BF9D440246A17118E17080E Jon Bialecki: There is a lot to this book. It contains reflections on the …


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Janne Heederik: The Voluntarisation of Welfare in Manchester: A Blessing and a Burden

focaal_admin , October 2nd, 2020


As a result of welfare reform and continuing budget cuts, social service agencies in the UK have struggled to make ends meet and match the still-growing demand on…


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In the Journals – Conflict and Captivity

allisontedesco , August 10th, 2020


POW release to UN authorities was the first step in repatriation. Here, communists turn over UN troops at the POW receiving center at Panmunjon, on the border of…


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Insa Koch: The Making of Modern Slavery in Austerity Britain

focaal_admin , June 12th, 2020


Insa Koch, London School of Economics States’ claims that they are relieving human suffering have become a central element of their ongoing liberal legitimation amid their production of…


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Mao Mollona: Fully Exterminated Communism, or Anthropology in the Time of Cholera

focaal_admin , June 9th, 2020


Mao Mollona, Goldsmiths College, London One thing is sure. If just briefly, the pandemic struck at the heart of capitalism. It paralysed the economy, broke the bureaucratic machine…


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Compassion and sacrifice during COVID-19 by Felix Stein

Felix Stein , May 25th, 2020


COVID-19 highlights the limits of compassion and the need for sacrifice in contemporary capitalism Compassion with the leader When the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was hospitalized over…


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The ‘Invisible Enemy’: A Critical Look at the Use of Military Metaphors and Anthropomorphisation During The COVID-19 Pandemic

Rebecca_Irons , May 13th, 2020


JAMES FOTHERBY In mid-March, before becoming infected with Coronavirus, Boris Johnson declared that his government must act like “any wartime government” while facing a deadly “enemy”. During John…


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Technologies of Public Security: Deploying Imaginary Borders

Rebecca_Irons , April 20th, 2020


HARRY FLETCHER On the 23rd of January, I sat on the fourth floor of a packed-out library, writing my dissertation. My thesis was on building pandemic resilient airports,…


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Green Shoots

Rebecca_Irons , April 14th, 2020


KATHARINE DOW ‘We’re in an incredibly unsettling period, globally, nationally. Can I allay some of my anxieties about what this means for me and my kids by buying…


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Mariya Ivancheva: The casualization, digitalization, and outsourcing of academic labour: a wake-up call for trade unions

Focaal Admin , March 20th, 2020


Mariya Ivancheva, University of Liverpool The UK higher education sector has seen decades of escalating injustices that academic trade unions need to confront head-on. As one of the…


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Brexit, the Uncivil War: Watering Myths with the Teardrops of the Ruling Class

Maximilian C. Forte , May 21st, 2019


What have been billed as momentous EU Parliament elections are taking place this week (May 23–26), and it seemed like the right time to review some Brexit films—one…


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Book Review: Welfare, Inequality and Social Citizenship: Deprivation and Affluence in Austerity Britain by Daniel Edmiston

Rose Deller , September 17th, 2018


In Welfare, Inequality and Social Citizenship: Deprivation and Affluence in Austerity Britain, Daniel Edmiston offers insight into how austerity and inequality impact upon citizen identities, showing …


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#PrecAnthro in support of #USSstrike: once the pension dispute is won UCU should prioritise the fight against casualisation

PrecAnthro , February 26th, 2018


On the 22nd of February 2018 University and College Union (UCU), the largest academic union in the world with over 100,000 members went on an unprecedented long strike,…


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DragNet: February 1 – February 15, 2018

anthropoliteiaadmin , February 20th, 2018


Image from ACLU.org For this dragnet update we have several fascinating articles to highlight. Among the stories from the United states was  an article on  the NYPD’s unofficial power…


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Women’s Career Pathways in Academia: From Leaky Pipeline to Rube Goldberg Machine

Jennifer Long , February 12th, 2018


In 2016, Aileen Fyfe, Ineke De Moortel and Sharon Ashbrook of St. Andrew’s College in Scotland wrote Academic Women Now: experiences of mid-career academic women in Scotland. I…


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Women’s Career Pathways in Academia: From Leaky Pipeline to Rube Goldberg Machine

Jennifer Long , February 12th, 2018


In 2016, Aileen Fyfe, Ineke De Moortel and Sharon Ashbrook of St. Andrew’s College in Scotland wrote Academic Women Now: experiences of mid-career academic women in Scotland. I…


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DragNet: January 16 – January 31, 2018

ngraulich , February 6th, 2018


Image from projects.bettergov.org DragNet is back, with a recap of a number articles that came up last month in our twitter feed. In World News, we have a…


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My body, my walk

standplaatswereld , November 17th, 2017


by Georgette Veerhuis Two weeks ago I was catcalled while I was making my way through Hull, a port town located in east Yorkshire. This prompted a reflexive…


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“It’s Tony Blair’s fault…”

Vito Laterza , February 27th, 2017


An imaginary conversation with the Labour leadership. Me: “Was it right to push your MPs to vote for Brexit with no conditions attached? None of your amendments have…


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Acknowledging Indigenous Territory at Universities

Rhiannon Mosher , September 29th, 2016


Every year in recent memory, the opening of the annual Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA) conference begins with an acknowledgement that the meetings are taking place on Indigenous territory….


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