We are pleased to announce that the latest issue of Focaal – Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology has recently published and is available online at its new home, www.berghahnjournals.com/focaal.
This issue’s theme section, titled “The political in/of Europe” and guest edited by Dace Dzenovska and Nicholas De Genova, reflects on the proliferation of an amorphous desire for the political in the post–Cold War era. The articles in the theme section—on Latvia, Greece, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Iceland—illustrate that the desire for the political is shaped by two sets of tensions: the desire to criticize power via forms of action conventionally characterized as “politics,” but without a clear analysis of how power is organized or exercised; and the desire to overcome the present in the name of an alternative (better) future, but without a clear sense of the form that future might take. The editors’ introduction is available to all readers for free.
Focaal 80 also includes a regular articles section, which features articles on classic mobility and the reproduction of academics in Burkina Faso, imagining global halal markets, and Project Camelot and the post–World War II operationalization of social science.
Volume 2018, Issue 80
The political in/of Europe
Guest Editor: Dace Dzenovska and Nicholas De Genova
Introduction: Desire for the political in the aftermath of the Cold War
Dace Dzenovska and Nicholas De Genova
The desire for disinheritance in austerity Greece
Daniel M. Knight
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