persecution or other violations of basic rights ( Lenard 2020 ). The second response points out that the global spread of the coronavirus was not a product of open borders because we don't live in such a world; on the contrary, we inhabit a world of highly
, that the entire world is a postcolony, and requires epistemological and institutional frames that fully imbibe that. By this, I mean that our global political order—and even its contemporary neoliberalisms and fascisms that are often allotted different
Daniel Miller and Sophie Woodward
This paper considers the challenge to anthropology represented by a topic such as global denim. Using the phrase ‘blindingly obvious’, it considers the problems posed by objects that have become ubiquitous. While there are historical narratives about the origins, history and spread of denim, these leave open the issue of how we make compatible the ethnographic study of specific regional appropriations of denim and its global presence in a manner that is distinctly anthropological. Ethnographies of blue jeans in Brazil and England are provided as examples. These suggest the need to understand the relationship between three observations: its global presence, the phenomenon of distressing and its relationship to anxiety in the selection of clothes. As a manifesto, this paper argues for a global academic response that engages with denim from the global commodity chain through to the specificity of local accounts of denim wearing. Ultimately this can provide the basis for an anthropological engagement with global modernity.
Ibrahim Aoude, Andrew Davidson, Sergio Fiedler, Michael Humphrey, and Owen Sichone
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Sustaining German Culture in “Dark” Times
“At Netflix, we want to tell local stories with global appeal,” Kelly Luegenbiehl explained in her role as the streaming giant's Vice President International Originals at the 2018 Munich Media Days. 1 In recent years, Netflix, headquartered in
Developing community-facing learning in the social sciences
’ ( 1997: 8 ). In response to the urgent global challenges of the twenty-first century – such as the climate emergency, food insecurity and poverty – global citizenship and education for sustainability have become increasingly important aspirations in the
Canada and Airport Refugee Claimants in the 1980s
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Terrence G. Peterson
isolated conflict but one front in a global war waged by Communist revolutionaries. The Free World's “rear defensive line—its last,” Allard asserted, “passes through Algeria.” 1 Allard spoke with conviction. The vision he presented was widely shared
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Christian Olaf Christiansen
This article is a history of the making of the term global inequality . 1 Today, global inequality is often presented as one of the defining issues of our present. 2 The United Nations defines inequality as one of the grand challenges facing
A Century of Anti–Human African Trypanosomiasis Campaigns in Angola
Jorge Varanda and Josenando Théophile
twentieth century attracted attention from historians, scant corresponding research exists from the period by anthropologists or other social scientists. 2 Today, by giving attention to HAT and its ecosystem, global health researchers can perceive how