This article explores some concerns about the concept of neo-liberalism, suggesting that it has been stretched too far to be productive as a critical analytical tool. Neo-liberalism suffers from promiscuity (hanging out with various theoretical perspectives), omnipresence (treated as a universal or global phenomenon), and omnipotence (identified as the cause of a wide variety of social, political and economic changes). Alternative ways of treating neo-liberalism as more contingent and contested are considered. These emphasize its mobile and flexible character, stressing processes of contextual assemblage, articulation, and translation. The article concludes by wondering whether the concept of neo-liberalism is now so overused that it should be retired.
Valuing Stuart Hall
This article explores the significance of the work of Stuart Hall for social and political anthropology. It identifies the concern with concrete conjunctural analysis, the continuing attention to the problem of hegemony, and the centrality of a politics of articulation in theory and practice as core features of Hall's work. The article also touches on his complex relationship with theory and theorizing while grounding his work in a series of political and ethical commitments within and beyond the university.
Methods for Historians Attending to the Voices of the Past
also immediately draws it back to its bodily origins. “The voice,” Connor notes, is intimately connected to space and materiality because “it is the means of articulation. The voice is the agent of the articulated body, for it traverses and connects
Examples from Vienna
In the last decade or so, several projects to exhibit 'migration' were staged in Austria's capital, Vienna. They were undertaken in various contexts: in museums, as part of art shows and in art festivals. These efforts are taken under scrutiny by the author, regarding their production, their way of enabling participation and articulation, and the new perspectives they opened. It is argued that through efforts of formerly excluded groups a change came about in how the figure of the 'migrant', and the various processes of migration, are perceived.
Exploring Girlhood Identity in Technology Camp
Jen England and Robert Cannella
reshape it to suit their needs. This means technologies not only affect but are affected by women. Therefore, we aim to help girls pursue their own technology-related goals and craft powerful, positive articulations of their girlhood identities through
that remain latent, transient, and not taken seriously. By foregrounding new forms of mobility in the African context, the articles under consideration attempt to decenter Western-centric articulations of mobility. Decentering is unavoidably a way of
Locating Structural Violence at the Interstices of Bureaucracies
, migrants’ lived experience of multiple bureaucratic articulations— both state and nonstate—suggests that, through these encounters, migrants often become vulnerable to structural violence. Chile’s strong economy has prompted migrants from other Latin
La doble discrepancia de las aristas del poder
dont le chœur du problème réside dans les barbelés du pouvoir. De plus, il existe une autre divergence entre l’analyse des politiques publiques et la perspective de genre dans la mesure où nous trouvons peu de travaux qui proposent une articulation
Practising Relating Differently with Dementia in Dialogue Meetings
Silke Hoppe, Laura Vermeulen, Annelieke Driessen, Els Roding, Marije de Groot, and Kristine Krause
characterised the dialogue evenings. We argue that learning took place in three different articulations. We talk about ‘articulations of learning’ to indicate that we do not claim to grasp the totality of learning that occurred, but merely want to highlight
feminism in the university relate to other important moments in this history? The need to understand feminism in the university as in and of this world is of crucial importance today. We are in a newly galvanizing moment for the public articulation of