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  • David Bozzini: Gabriella Coleman on the ethnography of digital politics – part 2

    David Bozzini is a research fellow at the Graduate Center, CUNY, where he is researching on Eritrean deserters movements and on the resistance to digital surveillance. He co-edits Tsantsa, the journal of the Swiss Ethnological Society. Gabriella Coleman is an anthropologist and holds the Wolfe Chair in Scientific and Technological Literacy at McGill University in… more...

  • David Bozzini: Gabriella Coleman on the ethnography of digital politics – part 1

    David Bozzini is a research fellow at the Graduate Center, CUNY, where he is researching on Eritrean deserters movements and on the resistance to digital surveillance. He co-edits Tsantsa, the journal of the Swiss Ethnological Society. Gabriella Coleman is an anthropologist and holds the Wolfe Chair in Scientific and Technological Literacy at McGill University in… more...

  • Zoltán Glück: Of politics and crowds: A conversation with Susan Buck-Morss

    This interview with Susan Buck-Morss took place at the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center on May 12 2015. Buck-Morss is Distinguished Professor of Political Philosophy at the Graduate Center and has been a towering figure in continental theory since her publication of The Origin of Negative Dialectics in 1977. Her books include… more...

  • Ida Susser: From the underground resistance under Franco to Podemos, with Vicente Navarro

    Vicente Navarro is a leading analyst of the history and origins of the financial crisis in Spain (and Europe in general) and an economic adviser to Podemos. His book There Are Alternatives (Hay Alternativas: Propuestas para Crear Empleo y Bienestar Social en España), written with economists Juan Torres and Alberto Garzón, became an inspiration to… more...

  • Zoltán Glück: Archive of a Radical Geographer: Neil Smith’s Papers—An Interview with Don Mitchell

    In 2014, Don Mitchell was a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Advanced Research Collaborative, at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY). His primary project during this time was to sort through the large collection of papers, files, clippings, and correspondences left behind by Neil Smith after his untimely death in… more...

  • Zoltán Glück: Focaal Interview with David Harvey – Part 2

    The Conversations on the Left project by Focaal opens its series with an interview with David Harvey, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Geography at the CUNY Graduate Center. David Harvey’s works have had a profound impact on the direction of leftist social science over the past four decades. A few months before this interview, in May 2013, an impressive… more...

  • Zoltán Glück: Focaal Interview with David Harvey – Part 1

    The Conversations on the Left project by Focaal opens its series with an interview with David Harvey, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Geography at the CUNY Graduate Center. David Harvey’s works have had a profound impact on the direction of leftist social science over the past four decades. A few months before this interview, in… more...

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Focaal – Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology is a peer-reviewed journal advocating an approach that rests in the simultaneity of ethnography, processual analysis, local insights, and global vision. It is at the heart of debates on the ongoing conjunction of anthropology and history as well as the incorporation of local research settings in the wider spatial networks of coercion, imagination, and exchange that are often glossed as "globalization" or "empire." Seeking contributions on all world regions, Focaal is unique among anthropology journals for consistently rejecting the old separations between "at home" and "abroad," "center," and "periphery." The journal therefore strives for the resurrection of an "anthropology at large" that can accommodate issues of the global south, postsocialism, mobility, metropolitan experience, capitalist power, and popular resistance into integrated perspectives.

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Focaal View online The latest articles published in Focaal Introduction: Rethinking the class politics of boredom View online Journal Name: Focaal<br/>Volume: 2017<br/>Issue: 78<br/>Pages: 1-8 Thu, 01 Jun 2017 00:00:00 UTC Joyful pessimism: Marginality, disengagement, and the doing of nothing View online Journal Name: Focaal<br/>Volume: 2017<br/>Issue: 78<br/>Pages: 9-22 Thu, 01 Jun 2017 00:00:00 UTC The ethnographic negative: Capturing the impress of boredom and inactivity View online Journal Name: Focaal<br/>Volume: 2017<br/>Issue: 78<br/>Pages: 23-37 Thu, 01 Jun 2017 00:00:00 UTC Too much time: Changing conceptions of boredom, progress, and the future among young men in urban Ethiopia, 2003–2015 View online Journal Name: Focaal<br/>Volume: 2017<br/>Issue: 78<br/>Pages: 38-51 Thu, 01 Jun 2017 00:00:00 UTC Introduction: Rethinking the class politics of boredom View online Journal Name: Focaal<br/>Volume: 2017<br/>Issue: 78<br/>Pages: 1-8 Thu, 01 Jun 2017 00:00:00 UTC Joyful pessimism: Marginality, disengagement, and the doing of nothing View online Journal Name: Focaal<br/>Volume: 2017<br/>Issue: 78<br/>Pages: 9-22 Thu, 01 Jun 2017 00:00:00 UTC The ethnographic negative: Capturing the impress of boredom and inactivity View online Journal Name: Focaal<br/>Volume: 2017<br/>Issue: 78<br/>Pages: 23-37 Thu, 01 Jun 2017 00:00:00 UTC Too much time: Changing conceptions of boredom, progress, and the future among young men in urban Ethiopia, 2003–2015 View online Journal Name: Focaal<br/>Volume: 2017<br/>Issue: 78<br/>Pages: 38-51 Thu, 01 Jun 2017 00:00:00 UTC “Because we are the only ones in the community!”: Protest and daily life in poor South African neighborhoods View online Journal Name: Focaal<br/>Volume: 2017<br/>Issue: 78<br/>Pages: 52-64 Thu, 01 Jun 2017 00:00:00 UTC “They don’t even know how to copy”: The discourse on originality in Albania’s art world View online Journal Name: Focaal<br/>Volume: 2017<br/>Issue: 78<br/>Pages: 65-76 Thu, 01 Jun 2017 00:00:00 UTC Can a financial bubble burst if no one hears the pop?: Transparency, debt, and the control of price in the Kathmandu land market View online Journal Name: Focaal<br/>Volume: 2017<br/>Issue: 78<br/>Pages: 77-89 Thu, 01 Jun 2017 00:00:00 UTC Empowering or impoverishing through credit: Small-scale producers and the Plan Chontalpa in Tabasco, Mexico View online Journal Name: Focaal<br/>Volume: 2017<br/>Issue: 78<br/>Pages: 90-101 Thu, 01 Jun 2017 00:00:00 UTC Why do drug dealers still live with their moms?: Contrasting views from Chicago and Managua View online Journal Name: Focaal<br/>Volume: 2017<br/>Issue: 78<br/>Pages: 102-114 Thu, 01 Jun 2017 00:00:00 UTC “Because we are the only ones in the community!”: Protest and daily life in poor South African neighborhoods View online Journal Name: Focaal<br/>Volume: 2017<br/>Issue: 78<br/>Pages: 52-64 Thu, 01 Jun 2017 00:00:00 UTC “They don’t even know how to copy”: The discourse on originality in Albania’s art world View online Journal Name: Focaal<br/>Volume: 2017<br/>Issue: 78<br/>Pages: 65-76 Thu, 01 Jun 2017 00:00:00 UTC Can a financial bubble burst if no one hears the pop?: Transparency, debt, and the control of price in the Kathmandu land market View online Journal Name: Focaal<br/>Volume: 2017<br/>Issue: 78<br/>Pages: 77-89 Thu, 01 Jun 2017 00:00:00 UTC Empowering or impoverishing through credit: Small-scale producers and the Plan Chontalpa in Tabasco, Mexico View online Journal Name: Focaal<br/>Volume: 2017<br/>Issue: 78<br/>Pages: 90-101 Thu, 01 Jun 2017 00:00:00 UTC Why do drug dealers still live with their moms?: Contrasting views from Chicago and Managua View online Journal Name: Focaal<br/>Volume: 2017<br/>Issue: 78<br/>Pages: 102-114 Thu, 01 Jun 2017 00:00:00 UTC Meditations on crises and time in Southeastern Europe View online Journal Name: Focaal<br/>Volume: 2017<br/>Issue: 78<br/>Pages: 115-119 Thu, 01 Jun 2017 00:00:00 UTC Meditations on crises and time in Southeastern Europe View online Journal Name: Focaal<br/>Volume: 2017<br/>Issue: 78<br/>Pages: 115-119 Thu, 01 Jun 2017 00:00:00 UTC