On 20th of August 2014, the city of Munich enacted a ban on begging in its downtown area with the intention of tackling so-called ‘forced begging’. The ban is, however, primarily targeting and outlawing so-called ‘poverty immigrants’ from Romania and Bulgaria. What kind of exclusionist logics are underlying this ban?
A new entrepreneurial figure is making its presence felt in Germany unifying two apparent opposites: economic and social activity. So-called “social entrepreneurs” do not focus on profit margins alone, but instead seek to address the social and ecological challenges of our times – doing “good” through doing business. What inspires people to found a social company, and what do they experience over the course of day-to-day business?
Just a few minutes left, and our SIEF panel will finally start. Join us for some inspiring discussions on the challenges and benefits of anthropologists-going-public.
For Palestinians in the West Bank an ever growing array of movement restrictions imposed by the Israeli occupation have become part of a troubling routine: growing settlements combined with economic and political pressure make movement as such a question of survival. And yet the routine of crossing borders, of heading for new places and the refusal to leave have also become forms of everyday resistance that challenge this military occupation.
Invitation for paper proposals for a conference on “composing, collaborating, visualizing, organizing, understanding and linking” in Hamburg from 17-19 September 2015, organized by the “Institute of Cultural Anthropology” of Hamburg and the study program “Metropolitan Culture” of the HafenCity University.
In the web series ‘An African City’, five highly qualified and fashion obsessed young women decide to return to the continent where their ancestors were born – to Africa. Is this the new African elite?