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Eleni Philippou


“Epitaphic” features two poems that were written to speak to the poet's interest in commemorating or capturing past moments, events, or persons. “Topographies” is concerned with the interplay between transience and permanence—the passing of time, changing relationships, but also the altering of emotional and physical landscapes. The poem largely speaks to a process of loss and memory, both on a macrocosmic or geographical level, and on a smaller, intimate level. Similarly, “Thanatos” connects with the broad theme of loss, particularly humanity's inability to recognize, appease, or ameliorate the suffering of the animal Other.

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Inflation as Talk, Economy as Feel

Notes Towards an Anthropology of Inflation

Myriam Amri

-talk’—a mode of small talk that operates as critique and affect—circulates across discursive spaces, ultimately becoming a medium to question economic transformations and reveal political disillusions in post-revolutionary Tunisia. I consider how inflation has

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Citizenship in religious clothing?

Navayana Buddhism and Dalit emancipation in late 1990s Uttar Pradesh

Nicolas Jaoul

disillusion but not the only one. 3 It also interestingly echoes Ambedkar’s own disappointment with institutional politics half a century before. Citizenship in religious clothing? In his pioneering work on the Ambedkarite movement of Agra (UP), the

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How to understand power from below without romanticism but with commitment

A tribute to Monique Nuijten

John Gledhill

many more expressed their disillusion with politics by casting null or blank votes. At the same time, we can draw inspiration from Monique to think about where Brazilian politics might take us in the future, should Lula return.

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Demystification and Disruption

Laurence Grove, Anne Magnussen, and Ann Miller

, Tamburini acknowledged political disillusion by eliminating Modernist elements. His 1980s series Snake Agent , for example, appropriated panels from a US spy series, and de-dramatised the Futurist obsession with speed: the action was violently accelerated

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The Baikal-Amur Mainline

Memories and Emotions of a Socialist Construction Project

Olga Povoroznyuk

disillusion, fear, and resentment. The fact that the early post-Soviet media discourse renamed the project from “the road to the future” to “the road to nowhere” reinforced those feelings. The 1990s are publicly remembered as “troubled” and “cursed” times of

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Identity and Gender Politics in Contemporary Shakespearean Rewriting

Julia Pascal’s The Yiddish Queen Lear

Özlem Özmen

displays that contemporary Jewish responses to the playwright are not limited to the discussions of Merchant alone. In terms of the use of themes such as ‘(political) disillusion and defeat [that are more central to Lear] than any other play by

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Graham Holderness and Bryan Loughrey

between hope and despair, between ‘consolation and disillusion’. Such gaps are the enduring legacy of unnatural disasters like the Blitz, or 9/11, or the 7 July bombings in London. But gaps to be bridged, as Wallace observes, holes to be filled with memory

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Fracking and Democracy in the United Kingdom

The Dark Side of Egalitarianism

Anna Szolucha

-fracking struggles. On the other hand, the very same dynamics of disillusion and mistrust wore people out and flowed inward, enabling the emergence of a darker side of egalitarian impulses—a process that was marked by division and resentment. I draw on ethnographic

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Book Reviews

Eric Jennings, Hanna Diamond, Constance Pâris de Bollardière, and Jessica Lynne Pearson

motivations and disillusions. Of special note is the testimony of some veterans post 1960, who expressed displeasure at finding themselves in the ranks of a small army with circumscribed reach, after having previously travelled the world within an imperial