the effects of migration and globalisation. Away from their country of origin, migrants value their childhood's, usually maternal, cuisine. Cultivating one's culinary traditions in a diasporic context is a way to assert one's continuous affiliation to
Food and Cooking in the Middle East and North Africa
Éléonore Armanet and Christian Bromberger
Hannah Knox, Damian O'Doherty, Theo Vurdubakis, and Chris Westrup
In this article we seek to address 'the experience of work in a global context' by revisiting the relationship between globalisation and information technologies and attributions of local and global effects. We do this through an empirical investigation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, information systems which are purported to enable the institution and the enactment of global business practices. Rather than looking for the metrics that might best demonstrate the shaping influence of global processes upon local work settings - and which would in turn allow talk of such settings becoming more or less globalized - we draw on debates in science and technology studies and in particular the work of Latour in order to re-approach 'the global' as the outcome of a specific set of socio-material knowledge practices. Such an approach allows us to re-situate the analysis of globalization as an emergent, cultural and political phenomenon involving, for example, contestations over the potential and the nature of knowledge, the evaluation of different ways of knowing and the ongoing importance of the embodiment of ideas about the human subject, which we find are being worked out in processes of global (re)organisation.
Supporting students’ experiences through praxis
Heidi A. Smith
, globalisation, the massification of education, and the marketization of education’, higher education has shifted its focus away from an emphasis on preparing individuals to ‘live well in a world worth living in’ ( Kemmis et al. 2014: 27 ), towards ‘preparing
Ben Page, Olga R. Gulina, Doğuş Şimşek, Caress Schenk, and Vidya Venkat
Migration and Development in India Provincial and Historial Perspectives INDIA MOVING: A History of Migration Chinmay Tumbe. 2018. New York: Penguin Viking. 285 pages. ISBN: 9780670089833. PROVINCIAL GLOBALISATION IN INDIA: Transregional Mobilities
Emerging Kinship in a Changing Middle East
specific cultural mould. Evidence from these contributions also indicates that, in the face of the relentless permeation of globalisation and the turmoil in the Middle East, kinship remains one of the most constant institutions and pivotal to the stability
Donatella della Porta and Herbert Reiter
The 2001 G8 summit was held in Genoa between 19 and 22 July.
A year earlier, at the Port Alegre international meeting of the
movement for globalisation ‘from below’ (usually known as ‘no
global’), it had been decided to mobilise on an international scale
against the neo-liberal version of globalisation. About 800 organisations
came together in the Genoa Social Forum (GSF) which,
together with other groups, organised the protest.
Thomas M. Wilson
Anthropological attention to political and cultural borders has grown considerably over the last twenty years. This has been due in most part to the increasing scholarly attention paid to international and other political borders, in ways that mirror political and economic elites who have continued to place borders centre-stage in their debates on the good and bad effects of globalisation. Once principally the focus of geography, today the study of borders – including their territorial, geophysical, political and cultural dimensions – has become a primary interest across the disciplines due to changing scholarly approaches to such key research subjects and objects as the state, nation, sovereignty, citizenship, migration and the over-arching forces and practices of globalisation.
Strategies and Developments
David P. Shankland and Soraya Tremayne
The consideration of faith and ethnic minorities in the Middle East remains today, as it has been for some time, immensely relevant. In this issue, we see this subject approached from a refreshingly wide perspective. Yet, in spite of their diversity, the topics addressed by the contributors reflect many shared situations in today’s Middle East, and possibly beyond, which often have their roots in mass migration, war and conflict, and globalisation. Through their work, we see once more the way that anthropology is uniquely qualified to reflect upon the reformulation of cultures in the modern world whilst simultaneously highlighting the fate of those who fall between the interstices of dominant political paradigms.
All communities of practice must face questions relating to the material economic foundations of future sustainable societies. David Graeber, Karl Polanyi and Karl Marx each have produced typologies of possible types of economy, synthesised as: (1) the principle of individual reciprocity, (2) the market principle of capitalism, and (3) the planning principle of the state. I apply this synthesis to recent proposals for community change advanced by Bill McKibben and David Korten concerning economic scale and the re-localising of production and consumption sundered by globalisation, focused on the local exchange and trading system (LETS). The operationalising of LETS draws upon Adam Smith’s view of markets as face-to-face exchanges of goods taking place in small morality-bound communities. Smith, McKibben and Korten conflate two different meanings of the term ‘exchange’. To understand the role LETS may play in future sustainable economies in communities of practice demands treatment of this problem.
Social Quality, Values, Convergence and the European Social Model
Unlike the last issue of the European Journal of Social Quality, which dealt entirely with social quality in individual nations, this issue focuses exclusively on the European dimension with particular emphasis on values associated with social quality in both an historical and comparative context. A central question running through several papers relates to convergence: are European societies converging and, if so, then to what are they converging? Is the European Social Model still viable or is the enlarged EU moving inexorably towards a ‘race to the bottom’ in the context of trying to reach the Lisbon goal of becoming the world’s most dynamic and competitive economy in the dog-eat-dog political economy of an unstoppable globalisation?