It is both interesting and disturbing to see how the event has been covered by international mainstream media in comparison to local (social) media. International media has framed the clashes mainly as a religious conflict while they also could have chosen a totally different perspective: instead of “Muslims against Christians”, they could have chosen “the army against the people”. more »
While politicians and social scientists have directed all their attention towards "islamist" terror groups, right-wing extremist milieus were able to grow unnoticed.Memorial Art. Photo: Agnar Kaarbø, flickr (draft) Oslo like a war zone,… more »
“I have been invited to at least four Christmas parties this year, and three of them are being held by Muslims. This is the first time I've felt such a huge emphasis on Christmas,” 33-year-old investment banker Osama Abdelshafy says.Hotels in Egypts… more »
Can studying religious movements give us new insights into globalisation or even cosmopolitanism? Anthropologist Tulasi Srinivas thinks so. Antropologi.info book reviewer Tereza Kuldova has taken a closer look at Srinivas' new book Winged Faith: Ret… more »
I've stumpled upon a rather new Open Access Journal called Practical Matters. This publication of Emory University is both interdisciplinary and "intermedia", i.e. multimedia.
The most recent issue (nr 3) is called Ethnography & Theology.
In t… more »
The Rumi Darwaza ("the Turkish Gate") in Lucknow. Foto: Himalayan Trails / Rajesh, flickr Why are some areas of this world more peaceful than others? In her master’s thesis Networks That Make A Difference, anthropologist Tereza Kuldova explai… more »
Days and weeks before the launch of the new book by anthropologist Akbar Ahmed called Journey into America: the Challenge of Islam, it was already reviewed in major Pakistani newspapers. "Usually it is Western anthropologists who study Muslim societies.… more »
The French government has asked anthropology professor John Bowen to testify on a possible burqa-ban in public places in France. France banned burqas in public schools in 2004, Student Life and New York Times report.Bowen said that none of the Fren… more »