The Fieldnote

The digital prophets of Israel

An Israeli web series featuring monologues of activists sparks debate beyond the Jewish-Palestinian binary. It shows the power of new media for effective anthropological interventions, but also the intensity of the controversies such visibility often entails.

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The Analysis

Big Data, Big Issues: The Internet and the Perils of Progress

How can we continue to celebrate the opportunities the internet offers without becoming subservient to the increasingly centralised forces that govern it?

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The Analysis

Lima’s new cooking pot

Lima is considered the gastronomic capital of South America. Cooking and eating have always been national passions in Peru, but the country’s culinary boom invokes a number of issues that go well beyond the simple cooking pot and involve society, economy, and politics. As the story of Maria shows…

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Academics’ call for peace in Turkey: from “going public” to “getting persecuted”

Supported by hundreds of international colleagues like Judith Butler, David Harvey and Noam Chomsky, in Turkey, more than 1300 academics have signed a petition calling for an end to the violence in the Southeast. Now Turkish prosecutors have started to investigate these academics.

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