Of closing doors and dead ends. Why extremism will not disappear if we ignore it

Populism and extremism of any kind are on the rise in many parts of the world – and Germany is no exception. Wouldn’t it be just the perfect time for the German government to decide on massive budget cuts for political education? What seems like nothing else than bitter irony, affects not only engaged activists and social workers, but also the research being done in this area. A call for research to go where it hurts.

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Big Data, Big Issues: The Internet and the Perils of Progress
Apr13

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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Engaged anthropology: Reality? Necessity? Utopia?

On June 21st to 25th, 2015, the International Society for Ethnology and Folklore organized the congress entitled Utopias, Realities, Heritages: Ethnographies for the 21st century. The event took place in Zagreb, Croatia, and brought together over 900 anthropologists, ethnologists, folklorists and others interested in European cultures and beyond. Five of our TRANSFORMATIONS editors organized the panel named “Engaged anthropology: Reality? Necessity? Utopia?”.

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Academics’ call for peace in Turkey: from “going public” to “getting persecuted”
Jan15

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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Academics' call for peace in Turkey: from "going public" to "getting persecuted"
Jan15

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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