A discourse of displacement: the local infrastructure of populism – #2 Of the blogseries by Paul Mepschen

The allegedly disenfranchised whites play a central role in this year’s election cycle in Europe. How are we to understand the populist moment and what role can ethnography play in these analyses? This is part 2 of Paul Mepschen’s populism blog series. Who are ‘the people’? In the Netherlands, the construction … Verder lezen

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 … Verder lezen

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 … Verder lezen