Categories: "Regions"

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 »

Egypt: Open access to online scientific journals, ebooks and encyclopedias for everybody in the whole country

It does not happen often that there a good news from Egypt where I am still living. This news here, although nearly too good to be true, is at least interesting. In January, Egypt is going to launch the Egyptian Knowledge Bank. Anybody with an Egyptian… more »

11/11/14

  12:04:00, by admin   . Categories: Africa, Asia, globalisation, fieldwork / methods, migration

What the life of a pair of flip-flops can teach us about migration, inequality and studying up

Photo: Cíntia Regina, flickr During the recent (nearly) two years, I've been interviewing researchers that are part of the research project Overheating. The three crises of globalisation: An anthropological history of the early 21st century at the Univ… more »

24/02/14

  23:06:00, by admin   . Categories: Asia, books

Interview: "Researching fashion means researching inequalities"

Anthropologist Tereza Kuldova, author of many book reviews here on antropologi.info has recently defended her PhD-thesis Designing Elites: Fashion and Prestige in Urban North India". Now she has turned her thesis into a museum exhibition and an edited volume called Fashion India. Spectacular Capitalism. Researching fashion means researching society and economic systems at large, she explains in this antropologi.info interview. In her case studying fashion means especially studying inequalities more »

10/10/12

  23:30:00, by admin   . Categories: culture traditions, Europe, journal articles / papers, history

What the burial of a 4 year old boy says about daily life more than 24 000 years ago

Antropologi.info is mainly about social anthropology. To broaden our perspective, here is an archaeology paper that Lukas Loeb sent me. Loeb is currently a student in the Social Science and Economy Department at the University of Agder, Norway. The… 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 »

27/09/11

(updated) The dubious behaviour of Western researchers sightseeing the “Arab Spring”

Egyptian sociologist Mona Abaza has written an interesting article about “growing inequalities” between researchers from the Middle East and the West. “While the Arab Spring has enhanced global interest in the Arab world, local aca… more »

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