Feature Preview: The Sound of Silence

Look for the full essay with additional photos in the September 2014 issue of Anthropology Now. by Maria Frederika Malmstr√∂m In this new project, part of an extensive study about materiality, affect and transformative politics in Egypt, I explore the absence of sound in the floating landscape of Egypt. Scholars have discussed the role of […]

The Power of Humor

Angelique Haugerud, a Professor of Anthropology at Rutgers University, writes in the Huffington Post about politics, satire and Jon Stewart: Why do dictators fear laughter? Consider Jon Stewart, who returns to his anchor desk on The Daily Show on September 3, after a summer hiatus to direct a documentary film. Toppling governments is not his […]

::antropologi.info:: Anthropologists on Egypt Uprisings

Check out this compilation of what anthropologists have been saying about the Egypt uprisings on the anthropology blog ::antropologi.info:: “A wonderful development” – Anthropologists on the Egypt Uprising (updated) 02/02/11 by Lorenz A protester in Cairo’s Tahrir Square has a simple message for Mubarak. On February 1, demonstrators held a “Million-Man March” in the city, […]