Tag: Us and Them

Nobody is normal: "The line between healthy and not healthy is drawn more by culture than by nature”

lorenz , January 27th, 2021


Who is crazy? Who is normal? Describing somebody as "not normal" has serious implications for this person, can destroy her life. From an anthropological perspective, there is nothing…


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Call for research: How does digital surveillance change society?

lorenz , January 19th, 2021


Not only when we are reading the news, but also when we are on Zoom-conferences, sending messages with Whatsapp, playing silly games on our mobile or when we…


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Corona-Anthropology: We feel safe with "people we know", for the danger always comes from "the others"

lorenz , January 19th, 2021


Do you wear a mask when you meet your friends? Do you? Recently I often had to think of an observation of a Twitter user in Germany: She…


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"Seen from an anthropological view, humanity is at risk of extinction"

lorenz , January 14th, 2021


What are the connections between climate change, global capitalism, xenophobia and white supremacy? Marc Schuller does in his new book something rather unusual: He asks big questions. Humanity’s…


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Terror in France and ISIS’ Revolution: Anthropologists try to see the whole picture

lorenz , November 21st, 2015


(draft, post in progress) More surveillance, more bombs, more border controls, less democracy, less freedom: Europe is reacting hysterically after the deadly terror attacks in Paris one week…


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Terror in France and ISIS’ Revolution: Anthropologists try to see the whole picture

lorenz , November 21st, 2015


(draft, post in progress) More surveillance, more bombs, more border controls, less democracy, less freedom: Europe is reacting hysterically after the deadly terror attacks in Paris one week…


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"Religion in Digital Games": Relaunch of Open Access journal "Online"

lorenz , February 28th, 2014


“Second Life is their only chance to participate in religious rituals”: This seven year old post about the research by anthropologist Tom Boellstorff on the virtual world Second…


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How scholars in the Middle East developed anthropology more than 1000 years ago

lorenz , April 26th, 2013


Anthropology emerged in a relatively high scientific level in the wider Middle East before it existed as a discipline in the West. Therefore, the label of colonialism often…


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