Anthropology

Occupied labour: The treadmill of Palestinian work in Israel

Gepostet von am Aug 22, 2017

Occupied labour: The treadmill of Palestinian work in Israel

An investigation into how Palestinians escape the poverty trap by working in Israel but only at the terrible cost of failing to build and sustain their own local economies.   Driving near the concrete barrier that separates Israel from the southern West Bank, a car passes a Bedouin settlement, leaves the main road for a dirt one, and veers into a field. It stops next to a gap in the wall. Three men get out, rush through the opening, and are picked up on the other side – inside Israel. Further west, the ground becomes rocky and hilly. Four-wheel drives bring groups of men to another...

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Bounded Mobilities: Ethnographic Perspectives on Social Hierarchies and Global Inequalities

Gepostet von am Mrz 18, 2016

Bounded Mobilities: Ethnographic Perspectives on Social Hierarchies and Global Inequalities

Bounded Mobilities: Ethnographic Perspectives on Social Hierarchies and Global Inequalities

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After the war: Jewish-Arab relations in Israel

Gepostet von am Okt 15, 2014

After the war: Jewish-Arab relations in Israel

The war in Gaza did not only wreak huge damage on the strip—it added to the polarisation of Israeli society too. “Jewish Israelis usually don’t confront me with their opinions. But now it all comes out,” said Yazid, a Palestinian citizen of Israel, as we sat in a Tel Aviv coffee shop. A few seconds later sirens went off and the waiters hectically guided everyone into a nearby building for shelter. An explosion was heard from above, people waited for another minute and then they returned to business as usual. This article was first published on OpenDemocracy It was mid-July and the...

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The Social Sciences and Social Media

Gepostet von am Sep 7, 2013

The Social Sciences and Social Media

„The more we know, the less we see?“     I have been puzzled again and again about how puzzled fellow anthropologists are whenever it comes to the use of social media: using twitter, facebook-pages and blogs to advocate their own work and share it with a wider public are tools that only very slowly find their way into the ivory tower of closed academic societies. A tweet may be reductionist compared to a 300-page book, and a blog-entry may not fulfill the demands of scientific knowledge production, which social scientists are raised to obey. But the social media have become an...

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Anthropologin drei Tage in Haft am Flughafen Tel Aviv

Gepostet von am Apr 5, 2013

Eine österreichische Studentin auf Feldforschung wurde als vermeintliche Aktivistin ausgewiesen „Nach einiger Zeit entwickelte sich Solidarität in der Zelle. Wir haben uns das Essen geteilt und gesungen.“ Die 23-jährige Österreicherin Claudia R. wollte im Westjordanland ihre Diplomarbeitsforschung fortsetzen. Doch die israelische Einwanderungsbehörde hat sie deportiert. (Im Oiringal ANDREAS HACKL, 11. Juli 2011, DerStandard.at) Auf einem Air-Berlin Flug von Köln steigt Claudia am 1. Juli, um vier Uhr morgens, in Tel Aviv aus dem Flugzeug. Bei der Passkontrolle erklärt man...

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Jadaliyya Interview with Asef Bayat: Urban subalterns in the middle east

Gepostet von am Mrz 26, 2013

Asef Bayat ist Experte für die Politik des alltäglichen, und für die Rolle benachteiligter Gruppierungen in der Politik  von Städten. In diesem Interview mit Jadaliyya stellt er Verbindungen zwischen neo-liberalen Städten, der Unterdrückung von nicht-Eliten und den Aufständen in der arabischen Welt her. „Bayat discusses the inside-out character of neoliberal cities in the Arab world and its influence on the recent wave of protests known collectives as the Arab uprisings. In addition, Bayat elaborates on the notion of urban subalterns, and the existence of social...

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