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The Power of a Story: I, Daniel Blake

by Tim Perkin I am no avid film fan. I can barely sit through an entire episode of Breaking Bad or Homeland let alone a whole film. But my experience of I, Daniel Blake was very different. I was fixed to my seat, my eyes glued to the screen in front of me, immersed in […]

From the Field: Mexico

Levi Vonk, alumni of the MA in the Anthropology of Development and Social Transformation (2014) at the University of Sussex, was awarded a Fulbright fellowship last year to research Central American migration in Mexico. Chronicling his research on how Mexican immigration policies affect Central American migrants, Levi has written for policy, academic, and popular audiences. […]

Let Our Profs Be Profs!

Sussex Anthropologist Jon Mitchell joins a roundup of anthropologists reflecting on the ‘neoliberal academy’ in his recent essay, ‘Let Our Profs Be Profs’ at the Anuac journal. This special issue brings together essays by anthropologists working in an array of universities in Europe, North America, and the Pacific to comment on how institutional changes in higher education affect the study and […]

Homa Comes Home

We at Culture & Capitalism are thrilled to report that our colleague and friend, Professor Homa Hoodfar, is safely back home in Canada having been freed from her imprisonment in Iran ‘on humanitarian grounds.’ As we discussed in a July blog post about her ordeal, Professor Hoodfar is an Iranian-Canadian professor of Anthropology at Concordia University in Montreal, who travelled to Iran in February to […]

Our Imprisoned Friend

*Update: 26 September 2016 – Homa Hoodfar has been freed from prison!* Anthropologist Homa Hoodfar has been imprisoned in Iran for more than a month. An Iranian-Canadian professor of Anthropology at Concordia University in Montreal, Homa travelled to Iran in February to visit family and conduct archival research. After repeated questioning by the intelligence services and […]

The Anthropologist’s Brexit

Anthropologists have responded to the result of the UK’s referendum to leave the European Union with a mixture of condemnation, despair, and reflection on the conditions that created ‘Brexit’ and the implications of the vote in the near and long term. We at the Culture and Capitalism blog have compiled some of those voices to illustrate how […]