A Show of Horses and Men

Louisa Rutten (Master student at the Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology) investigates the ability of art to let its subjects speak and be heard in a review of the Horseday exhibition in the Stedelijk Museum. In Horseday, black Philadelphian men are represented by French-Algerian artist Mohammed Bourouissa in … Verder lezen

‘Ordinary people’ and the problem of populism

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            Based on his dissertation ‘Everyday autochtony’ (2016), anthropologist Paul Mepschen gives us his insights on populism in his blog series. . Linking the US elections – with the rise of Donald Trump – to the Dutch right wing party, the PVV, Paul mepschen tries … Verder lezen

Over rankings en aanvangssalarissen: antropologie in het nieuws

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Voor antropologiestudenten die vinden dat ze het tijdens hun studie al zwaar hebben wacht nog veel meer ellende, als we de Keuzegids mogen geloven. ‘Creperen’, dat is het vooruitzicht. Maar wat is eigenlijk de toegevoegde waarde van een ‘crepeerindex’? Hoe komen dergelijke indices tot stand en wat zeggen ze daadwerlijk … Verder lezen

On how anthropology never leaves you: Climate change and flooding in Dar es Salaam

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Femke Gubbels studied Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology in Leiden and graduated in 2014. After a year of working she pursued a MSc in Urbanisation and Development at the London School of Economics and Political Science. For her thesis, she conducted fieldwork in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. In this blog … Verder lezen