Category Violence

Becoming Human: Malala Yousafzai and the Politics of Representation

by Carlo Ceglia Malala. It is enough to say her first name. How did this 21-year-old Pakistani girl – the youngest, as well as the only female Pakistani, to win the Nobel Peace Prize (2014) – become one of those very few people to be known just by their first name? What about her story […]

Survivors of sexual violence need #supportnotsuspicion

by Hannah Rose   Last Thursday night, the feminist direct action group Sisters Uncut delivered 30,000 sheets of paper marked ‘confidential’ to the door of the Crown Prosecution Service, on Max Hill QC’s first day in post as its head. The CPS is responsible for taking perpetrators of sexual violence to court.  The heap of paper […]

Me Too Anthropology

TW: Rape, abuse, misogyny; CW: cis-gendered language by Elizabeth Beckmann Just over a week ago the #MeToo campaign, originally pioneered by black activist Tarana Burke over ten years ago, hit social media in the wake of news stories of Harvey Weinstein and the women he raped and sexually abused over the course of his career in […]

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Shadow over Burma: the Rohingya crisis in context

By Elisa Sandri In late August, alarming reports and harrowing images started to surface from Myanmar. It soon became clear that Rohingya people—a Muslim minority living in a remote region of Rakhine State, bordering Bangladesh—were being killed, tortured, and their villages burnt down. Official Myanmar state outlets reported that Rohingyas had attacked local communities and […]

Colombia’s referendum to end a 50 years Cold War

by Lucía Gonzalez-Marin Colombia has lived an internal conflict for more than 50 years. Since 2012, peace dialogues with FARC, the largest ongoing guerrilla movement in Colombia, have been held in Cuba. On October 2 of this year, after almost 4 years of peace dialogues, Colombian people were asked, through a “yes” or “no” referendum, […]

The Violence of Capital

by Andrew Sanchez Since 2006 I have conducted research in Jamshedpur, the industrial company town of the Tata Corporation in eastern India. My work interrogates the systemic relationship between criminality and modern capitalism, and considers how people use languages of corruption to articulate their experiences of class. I question the assumption that capitalism is only […]

Actually Existing Silk Roads

by Magnus Marsden **Originally posted at Hurstpublishers.com.** ‘Our country is at the heart of Asia’, Zia, an Afghan trader in his mid-50s who works in St Petersburg’s Apraksin Dvor market, remarked to me in December 2015. ‘Yet if the heart has all the qualities that allow the entire body to function, so too is the […]