Although European educational policies seemingly promote multilingualism, many countries continue to grapple with developing educational responses that recognise students’ complex linguistic identities. This discussion piece reflects on questions relating to multilingualism that have occurred within the Portuguese education system.
Remembering Ina-Maria Greverus
The author reconsiders German scholar Ina-Maria Greverus as a committed feminist supporter of female doctoral students and early career academics. Greverus acted as an innovator especially in the realms of anthropology and aesthetics, and initiated a new international dialogue forum with the Anthropological Journal or European Cultures, which she founded in 1990 together with Christian Giordano.
Auto-ethnographical Reflections at the Jewish Museum Berlin
Victoria Bishop Kendzia
This article explores the issue of ethnic attributions versus options pertaining to Jewishness in Germany. The methodology is a combination of standard ethnographic fieldwork with Berlin-based high-school students before, during and after visits to the Jewish Museum Berlin (JMB) and auto-ethnography detailing and analysing my own experiences in and outside of the research sites. My goal is to illustrate particularities of interactions in sites like the JMB by contrasting the way in which Jewishness is handled in and outside of the standardised research situation. Further, the material points to continuities between anti-Semitism and Islamophobia. My analysis aims to open up further, productive discussion on this point.
Europe between Nostalgia and Promise
The three articles published in this Forum section were all finalists for the Graduate Student Prize of the Society for the Anthropology of Europe (SAE), which met at the American Anthropological Association’s 2013 meeting in Chicago. While they deal with different parts of Europe (Bulgaria and Romania and Spain, respectively), what unites them is a shared interest in issues of loss, social memory, identity, agency and death, and, in particular, the way people experience temporality and change (see Connerton 1989; Forty and Küchler 1991). The authors brilliantly capture the mood of uncertainty and anxiety facing Europeans in a period of unprecedented uncertainty, insecurity and austerity. What they also show is how Europe’s poor and marginalised are both shaped by and, in turn, try to shape or subvert the national and European policy regimes to which they are subjected.
Fresh Perspectives on Protracted Crisis in Lebanon
Erik van Ommering
. Followed by 15 ninth graders, I climb the stairs in a rural school in South Lebanon. The school is situated amid orchards and olive groves at the edge of a village. Most students come from lower-middle-class backgrounds. Many of the families run small
Researching Social Movements in Authoritarian Contexts
. This article is based on methodological reflections and conversations that I started with colleagues and activists in and from Iran years ago but that have intensified since the assassination of the Cambridge PhD student Giulio Regeni during the summer
Reinventing Anthropological Topics
should become a must on the reading list of students of not only Kordestȃn, but of all the Middle East. It makes the student search for his own methodology, perspective, theories and even approach before going to the field, and makes him or her alert to
An Encounter of Personal Biographies with Europe’s Journey
Marcos Farias Ferreira
were all students of International Relations and all were conscious, some more than others to be frank, of what it meant to be there at that particular juncture. No one could anticipate the tensions that would mark the years 1991–1993, but as we walked
Tiina Ann Kirss
competition) oriented to high school students throughout Estonia. The assignment, to be supervised by history teachers, was to find either a relative or a resident of one’s hometown who had been deported to Siberia and returned. As the 1941 deportation had few
Regina F. Bendix
. The group furthermore consisted of professors acting as principal investigators, postdocs, doctoral students and student assistants. It might have been possible to forge together, with some ease, the relevant, different bodies of knowledge from these