Category: "Us and Them"

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 »

28/02/14

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

New special issue "Religion in Digital Games" - The interdisciplinary open access journal "Online. Heidelberg Journal of Religions on the Internet" has just been relaunched and redesigned. more »

26/04/13

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

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 coupled to its emergence must be removed. This is the main point of an articl… more »

11/10/12

Minority scholars treated as second class academics: Still a racial bias in anthropology

In a blog post at AnthroNow, Manissa McCleave Maharawal draws our attention to an important article in the American Anthropologist that was already published in november 2011: Anthropology as White Public Space? Here, Karen Brodkin, Sandra Morgen, an… more »

13/12/11

  16:12:00, by admin   . Categories: Us and Them, books, media

Lookism: Why we don't want to be perceived as "ugly" or "different"

The book The Power of Looks deals with one of those topics that impact all of us in our everyday lives every single day, one way or another. Namely our prejudices and conceptions of beauty and attractiveness and the ways in which we act on those and discriminate people based on their looks. 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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