The Antilles, Or Why We Should All Move On From That Concept

Tachyk Nahar studies Cultural Anthropology at Utrecht University and specializes in the topics gender, sexuality, and race. She interned at the New Urban Collective and currently works on her bachelor research on gender in online social spheres of video games. Tachyk emigrated from Curaçao to the Netherlands in 2013. For antropologen.nl she wrote this blog about “The Antilles’ and why we should […]

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‘Ordinary people’ and the problem of populism

            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 to explain who these ‘ordinary people’ […]

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Oerhollands ouwehoeren, maar dan niet in het Nederlands

Hebben de polarisering van maatschappelijke debatten en de opleving van dialect in Nederland iets met elkaar te maken? Op dit moment misschien niet, maar in deze blog komt Ruben Reus tot de conclusie dat het wel zou kunnen. Een blik op het politieke karakter van taal en hoe verschillende talen nieuwe inzichten kunnen voortbrengen.   […]

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

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 she shares her experience and […]

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Diet as a new identity

Wat heeft diëten met vrijheid te maken? Gaya Nikolsky wierp een antropologische blik op het begrip dat door sommigen nog steeds wordt verafschuwd, maar toch door steeds meer mensen welwillend wordt omarmd. Lees haar verhelderende blog en ga na wat jij belangrijker vindt; iemands roots of iemands wortels.  Who are you? No, let me rephrase […]

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