Category: "politics"

21/11/15

  17:01:00, by admin   . Categories: politics, religion cosmology, Us and Them, Europe, Middle East

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

After the deadly terror attack in France, people in the West have gotten a chance to get a glimpse of the fear that people in less priviledged countries that are bombed by the West. In theory there is a slight possibility for some kind of solidarity or… more »

03/11/11

  14:33:55, by admin   . Categories: politics, Us and Them, Northern America, migration

Anthropologist: "Stop the abuse of migrants at the U.S. - Mexican boder!"

They beat children and adults during apprehensions and in custody, they deny people with life-threatening medical conditions treatment, separate family members and confiscate their belongings. “We were held with another woman who was coughing so bad… more »

12/10/11

  03:19:00, by admin   . Categories: politics, religion cosmology, Us and Them, Middle East

The Cairo massacre and How to invent "religious conflicts"

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 »

20/09/11

  17:51:26, by admin   . Categories: politics, Northern America

"Similar to the Third World debt crisis" - David Graeber on 'Occupy Wall Street'

While the Guardian is sending an anthropologist on fieldwork among bankers to give us insight in the destructive culture of finance, thousands of people in New York are occupying the Wall Street, “the financial Gomorrah of America” and &#8220… more »
  14:17:44, by admin   . Categories: politics, culture traditions, Europe

Guardian sends anthropologist on fieldwork among bankers in London

Can you make a complex subject like the world of finance accessible to outsiders? What about sending an anthropologist into the world of bankers in London’s financial district and let him blog his findings? That’s the new project of the G… more »

02/09/11

  01:50:51, by admin   . Categories: politics, Us and Them, Africa, poverty, Middle East

The misconceptions of slum life

More and more people are living in slums. What can be done about it? A few weeks ago I blogged about Safaa Marafi’s thesis about neoliberal policies, urban segregation and the Egyptian revolution. Now she has published a newspaper article that… more »

27/08/11

Deadly migration: The ignored health crisis on the US-Mexican border

A multi-dimensional public health crisis is unfolding on the U.S.-Mexico border that few seem ready to acknowledge, anthropologists Rachel Stonecipher & Sarah Willen write on the Access Denied blog. The complexity of this crisis came to light dur… more »

16/08/11

  15:34:31, by admin   . Categories: politics, Us and Them, Europe, poverty

UK Riots: Let's talk about class and oppressive states

The notion that there is democracy in the West, while there is none in the “rest” might be one of the most powerful and dangerous myths of our time. In reality, democracy is a contested concept everywhere in the world, not only in Egypt or Tunesia, but also in Britain. more »

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