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UK Election: Vote Labour and SNP to Stop the Tories

Vito Laterza , June 7th, 2017

Tomorrow’s general election in the UK will have an impact beyond the narrowing borders of the growing white nationalist parochialism that has infected Britain from left to right….

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Special Issue Alert! Geosocial Formations and the Anthropocene in Theory, Culture & Society

guestauth0r , May 15th, 2017

This special issue attempts to open up the categories of social thought to a deeper understanding of earth processes.

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CFP: Suspensions: Atmospherics of the Anthropocene (deadline May 26)

Max Liboiron , May 11th, 2017

This panel aims at expanding the theoretical scope on the Anthropocene by attuning to air, breathe, volatility, atmospheres and suspension as modes of attending to the more-than-solid ecologies…

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Seminar: Indigenous Media 2017

philbu , May 6th, 2017

Seminar “Indigenous Media” for the MA Program in Visual and Media Anthropology at the Free University Berlin. Course Description “Indigenous media matters because indigenous people d…

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Sonic Breakdown, Extinction and Memory

guestauth0r , May 1st, 2017

by Lina Dib Originally published in continent 6(1) CC BY 2.0 DOWNLOAD PDF (https://soundcloud.com/continent/lina-dib-sonic-breakdown-extinction-and-memory) This soundtrack features sounds of environme…

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We are all Helen Zille. Or, why the West thinks that colonialism was not all bad

Vito Laterza , March 16th, 2017

Check out my latest piece in Africa Is A Country on South African prominent white politician Helen Zille’s tweets in defence of colonialism. I talk about southern African…

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We need to think about redefining citizenship in the Anthropocene

guestauth0r , March 15th, 2017

The concept of citizenship originally described inhabitants of (probably walled) towns. Some insistence on specificity of place certainly remains, although the concept today generally refers to nation…

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Difference in the Anthropocene: Indigenous Environmentalism in the Face of Settler Colonialism

Alex Zahara , March 14th, 2017

Both Todd and Whyte argue that achieving climate justice for and by Indigenous people requires addressing the ways in which global environmental change is intimately connected with— and…

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Introducing the terrifying mathematics of the Anthropocene

guestauth0r , March 13th, 2017

In 2000, Nobel laureate Paul Crutzen and Eugene Stoermer proposed that human impact on the atmosphere, the oceans, the land and ice sheets had reached such a scale…

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When Deep Time Becomes Shallow: Knowing Nuclear Waste Risk Ethnographically

guestauth0r , March 9th, 2017

When reflecting on these intertwined day-to-day, multi-decade, centurial, and multi-millennial horizons of nuclear waste risk all at the same time, a different set of sensibilities emerges. Namely, it…

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CfP: Anthropologies of media and mobility

philbu , March 1st, 2017

Anthropologies of Media and Mobility: Theorizing movement and circulations across entangled fields An International Workshop organized by the Anthropology and Mobility Network and the Media Anthropolo…

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The case for a people’s smart sanctions campaign against Trump’s America

guestauth0r , February 27th, 2017

The forces arrayed against Donald Trump’s presidency in the US could soon encompass most of the world once Trump’s climate change threats meet resistance.

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United against Trump

Vito Laterza , January 23rd, 2017

The poor showing at Trump’s inauguration, and the massive turnout at the Women’s Marches, together with Trump’s popular vote defeat by nearly 3 million votes, prove that chasing…

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Victory at Standing Rock reflects a failure of US energy and climate policy

guestauth0r , December 22nd, 2016

Stopping the pipeline in one spot, after all, won’t stop oil altogether. Climate change, however, is a threat most of all to Indigenous peoples around the world.

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Fracking, mining, murder: the killer agenda driving migration in Mexico and Central America

Max Liboiron , December 13th, 2016

Why negotiate with poor Indigenous communities sitting atop valuable oil, water, wood and ore if they can be pushed off their land with hidden criminal, political and misogynistic…

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Internet Archive builds archive copy in Canada

philbu , December 7th, 2016

From http://blog.archive.org/2016/11/29/help-us-keep-the-archive-free-accessible-and-private/ by B. Kahle: … On November 9th in America, we woke up to a new administration promising radical chan…

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Trump may reverse US climate policy but will have trouble dismantling EPA

guestauth0r , November 28th, 2016

History suggests that it may be harder to make radical cuts at EPA than Trump and his advisors think. While many politicians have called for eliminating entire cabinet…

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Why it’s easier for India to get to Mars than to tackle its toilet challenge

guestauth0r , November 21st, 2016

In 2013, India became the fourth country in the world (after Russia, the United States and the European Union) and the only emerging nation to launch a Mars…

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Whiteness, our own

Vito Laterza , November 14th, 2016

Struggling to openly name race and racism from a privileged white perspective is a symptom of the convergence of many fears and often conflicting feelings. There is the…

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The dangers of the myth of Trump’s white working class support

Vito Laterza , November 10th, 2016

The myth of the white working class support for Trump is animating post-election debates at alarming speed with misleading interpretations of often partial data. It is being used…

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US presidential elections: nothing to celebrate

Vito Laterza , November 8th, 2016

I do sincerely hope that we won’t wake up tomorrow morning with the terrible news of a Trump presidency. Having said that, the world is already an awful…

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On Solidarity and Molecules (#MakeMuskratRight)

Max Liboiron , October 20th, 2016

Deferring to molecules rather than social movements when it comes to contamination is a case of power relations.

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Location, location, location: why South Australia could take the world’s nuclear waste

guestauth0r , October 7th, 2016

South Australia’s Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission has recommended the state investigate an international storage site for intermediate and high-level (spent fuel) nuclear waste.

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Lecture: Visuelle Anthropologie in Zeiten zunehmender Digitalisierung

philbu , September 22nd, 2016

Vorlesung “Visuelle Anthropologie in Zeiten zunehmender Digitalisierung“, Wintersemester 2016/17, am Institut für Kultur- und Sozialanthropologie der Universität Wien Philipp Budka Ziele D…

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