pain through the experience of pleasure and seek instead to forge meaningful connections with one another, even though this may involve exposure to social pain. Drawing on Hannah Arendt, we argue that people must exercise courage and be willing to take
Reclaiming Political Agency through the Exercise of Courage
Grant M. Sharratt and Erik Wisniewski
outside existing institutions, this work demanded a radical relationship to possibility, one that required reformers to be ‘insane with courage’ ( Dubois 1933: 422 ). Such experimentalism was demonstrated by Anna Julia Cooper, a teacher, school leader
Remembering a Frontrunner
In German academic Volkskunde of the 1970s, scholar Ina-Maria Greverus was a pioneer in several realms. As a woman and feminist, she challenged the discipline’s gender order, including its hidden gendered epistemology; as an early reader of international cultural anthropology, she transgressed nationalistically confined horizons, and her methodological openness created space for new formats that challenged false assumption of scientific objectivity and neutrality.
Paul E. Farmer
What are the true costs of war? If anthropologists are to help answer this question, it will be because we can link personal narratives (and qualitative methods) to historically deep and geographically broad analyses of conflict. This essay seeks to explore the costs of armed conflict—the economic, affective, and general social costs of war—by examining the experience of a single family, two generations of it, caught in the midst of two conflicts. Their experience links the United States to Haiti, Cuba, and Iraq. As limited as conclusions might be, in reflecting on these narratives, we might still conclude that the true costs of war are rarely, if ever, gauged.
The Girl in the Text in Olemaun’s Residential School Narratives
focal point of these books, Olemaun is notable for her courage and intelligence but she is not the only girl who resists governmental and religious institutions that would rob her of her community, traditions, and cultural practices. Every girl in these
Counterfeits, Comedy and the Supreme Court
braggadocio was a ruse covering a different kind of courage (the spy risking death for his beliefs). The key point is that Ballard acting the miles was playing a socially legible role – legible, in part, because Elizabethan culture was also well read in a
Jack London in Melanesia
-hero in a savage landscape that would test his courage and ability to navigate danger. As Paul Lyons has remarked, “the discourse of cannibalism, with its thrilling gaze at (and into) the ‘nature’ of others, thus functions as a sign for tourism itself
In the Middle East conflict, which continues to cause so much anxiety virtually all over the world, especially since the outbreak of the Second Intifada, there is one factor, largely ignored by the media and unknown to the public, whose existence and numerous activities deserve attention: the Israeli Peace Camp. Although they form a minority in Israeli society, these peace activists are noteworthy for their strong conviction, dynamism and courage. They comprise several movements of which we shall mention some of the most important.
Harlan Koff and Carmen Maganda
In any region of the world, in any country, each beginning of the year offers us a scenario for potential changes, purposes, goals and hopes, and 2019 does not have to be the exception. Despite various forecasts of slower global economic growth in the coming year (World Bank, Forbes, Reuters), and despite the latest reports from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on stressful atmospheric conditions, among other environmental discomforts around the planet, we cannot limit our human capacity to see the future with courage and optimism.
Paco Roca (b. 1969, Valencia) creates stories that tackle the universal through the local. He examines historic and social conflicts through the everyday experiences of his characters, whom he treats with affection, detail and respect. His works explore personal concerns and relationships without falling into melodrama, always looking for a balanced and sober style. Arguably, the most successful aspect of his work is the harmonious, beautiful drawing, which makes it accessible and appealing to a wide audience. As is common in today’s graphic novel, his stories feature losers: characters whose struggle is finally defeated by greater forces but whose trajectory tells us about dignity, friendship and courage. In this interview, we talk about his major graphic novels, and we are given access to his methods of work.