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Of dispossessions and reclamations

Anthropology in the time of crisis

Elisabeth Schober

, nearly wholesale neoliberalization of universities, a younger generation of anthropologists today sees its opportunities for gainful employment within academic institutions crumble, with those few who do find jobs frequently hired under conditions that

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Chaos in Siberia

New Scholarship on Exile in the Late Russian Empire

Jeffrey S. Hardy

work where. In particular, some tried to accommodate employment specialties, even if it meant allowing exiles to move to large towns, where strict quotas for exiles were supposed to be maintained, while others preferred to let skilled exiles languish in

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To Smile and Not to Smile

Mythic Gesture at the Russia-China Border

Caroline Humphrey

important exception, however, to this standoff. This is the relation that visiting Russian and Buryat traders in Manzhouli make with Chinese ‘helpers’ called pomogai . 15 These people, who seek temporary employment as carriers, interpreters, guides, and

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Safe milk and risky quinoa

The lottery and precarity of farming in Peru

Astrid B. Stensrud

thought as policy. He argues that the fundamental mission of the neoliberal state is “to optimize conditions for capital accumulation no matter what the consequences for employment or social well-being” (2005: 19). The free mobility of capital is seen as

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“Because we are the only ones in the community!”

Protest and daily life in poor South African neighborhoods

Jérôme Tournadre

the townships and squatter camps apart from the residential neighborhoods and town centers—in other words, anything that keeps the poor away from areas of high-density employment, decent transport infrastructure, shopping centers, “good” schools, and

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Thinking about Thinking

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Finding Continuity in US Military Veterans’ Embodied Minds

Anna Zogas

more mundane aspects of military life, including the fact that military service is employment, and like any job, it ends. Leaving the military is a major life change comparable to – and often accompanied by – other major life changes such as moving and

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Eric J. Cunningham

employment has exacerbated broader trends of depopulation as residents, particularly young people, move to urban areas in order to pursue educational, employment, and other opportunities. Like other rural communities in Japan, Otaki’s population has been in

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Emancipation as social equality

Subaltern politics in contemporary India

Indrajit Roy

the claims of social equality by agricultural laborers of the Musahar community in the northeastern districts of Bihar State. As agricultural laborers, they depend on land-owning cultivators for employment and suffer brutal exploitation ( Kunnath 2012

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Crisis and retirement

Alienation in Kerala's tea belt

Jayaseelan Raj

partially or completely. The crisis shattered the dreams of the retirees who, after 40 years of work, were entitled to an end of employment payout/gratuity ( service kāsu ). 1 Such was not forthcoming with the crisis, and payment was deferred for those who

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Anthropology at the dawn of apartheid

Radcliffe-Brown and Malinowski’s South African engagements, 1919–1934

Isak Niehaus

( Edgar 1988 ). The next year, 230 people died during violent confrontations between white miners and government over the employment of cheaper African laborers. During the national elections of 1924, J. B. M Hertzog’s National Party defeated Jan Smuts