By Mariana Stoler. In Establecimientos Metalúrgicos Santa Rosa, the third biggest steel factory in Argentina between 1960 and 1981, the experience of a dangerous production process was a key element in the building of workers’ subjectivity.
By Benedikt Pontzen. In Thomas Eriksen’s apt phrase, anthropology attends to “large issues in small places” – and so does my book, Islam in a Zongo: Muslim Lifeworlds in Asante, Ghana, which takes Islam in a zongo as its subject.
By Keren Weitzberg. Mahad was born in Kenya – a fact that neither his passport, nor carefully scripted biography suggests. For decades, Kenyan Somalis (citizens of Kenya who also identify as Somali) have faced discrimination in accessing legal documents, including national identity cards, passports, and birth certificates.
By Deniz Bozkurt-Pekár. Let me set the scene: A rich meadow expanding by the bountiful river, a gentleman leaning on the white column of the porch of a haint-blue mansion, a pale-white lady in flamboyant attire sitting on a rocking-chair behind him, away from them yet within their eyesight are the cotton, corn, or tobacco fields hiding behind their crop the tired bodies of black men, women, and children.
By Egemen Özbek. As Vanessa Agnew highlights in the Introduction to the volume, Refugee Routes is a response to the ever-growing number of refugees and internally displaced people around the world.
Taboo, Trauma and Identity: Subject Constructions of Palestinians in Germany and in Switzerland, 1960 to 2015
By Sarah El Bulbeisi. Since 1947, more than 700,000 Palestinians have been displaced from their homes in what is now Israel, and have become refugees. As a traumatic experience, the Nakba has become a crucial part of the collective memory and the identities of the Palestinians.
Part of the TRAFO series “Reconstructing Neighborhoods of War” By Howayda Al-Harithy During the July 2006 war, Israel targeted various sites across Lebanon, including the southern town of Bint Jbeil….
On 11-20 July 2019, the Transregional Academy “Minor/Small Literature(s). Perspectives on World Literature from Elsewhere” took place in Berlin. The Academy was organised by the Forum Transregionale Studien and the…
By Yasmeen Hanoosh. When articulating their identity in the United States, Iraqi Catholic immigrants and refugees often reference an association between their monumental history, the progress of modernity, and the…
“Freedom: Home, Prison, Exile… and the World” – Yassin Al Haj Saleh in conversation with Nayera A. Soliman
From 12th to 17th of March, the workshop “Post-2011 Arab Diaspora and Home-Making in Berlin” took place at the Werkstatt der Kulturen in Berlin-Neukölln. The workshop has been inspired by…
The Current Manipulation of History in Poland: A Disturbing Development – An Interview with Katrin Stoll
Katrin Stoll, PhD, is a Research Fellow at the German Historical Institute in Warsaw (currently a member of the research group “Functionality of History in Late Modernity”) and a free-lance…
Table Topics: Facing Various Axes of Oppression – Individual, Political and Legal Approaches to „Intersectionality“ (Andrea D. Bührmann)
Crucial to the rise and propagation of diversity as a relevant notion for the social sciences were the activities of various social movements, above all, the civil rights movement, the women’s and lesbian movement and also the labour movement . … Weiterlesen →
Fashion can be regarded as an extension of the body. The clothes we wear can convey information about our job, our hobbies, our religion etc. Fashion tells a story about ourselves and about our lifestyle as a whole. But what … Weiterlesen →
This article is part of the TRAFO Series „Doing Global International Relations”. by Catherine Baker Six years after I finished my doctoral research at University College London’s School of Slavonic…
»Rusé, malin, trompeur,…« Dévirilisation du colporteur juif par les agents de la police des étrangers?, Résumé de Yasmina Zian
La femme appartenant au supposé sexe faible, la féminisation de l’Autre1 est un mécanisme récurrent dans le discours de la société européenne du 19ème siècle. Il sert d’argument pour justifier des rapports inégaux entre groupes et des discriminations qui s’ensuivent « féminiser l’ennemi suppose qu’il ait besoin, comme la femme, d’être dominé. »2 Mais si la féminisation est un processus…
At the table Social Movements and Cultural Icons, hosted by Beata Hock (Universität Leipzig) and James Mark (University of Exeter), we will consider the extent to which the socialist world was part of broader processes of political, cultural and economic globalisation that shaped … Weiterlesen →
The table Artistic Intervention, hosted by Prof. Mathilde ter Heijne (Kunsthochschule Kassel) and Prof. Dr. Dorothea von Hantelmann (Kunsthochschule Kassel) will focus on the perspective of the artists and their impact on museum rituals. Since their inception museums have increasingly solidified their … Weiterlesen →