A weekly round up of writings on the Internet, some relevant for my research, some political, some funny but all of them interesting (Dutch/English). (As usual to a large extent based upon suggestions from Dutch, other European, American and Middle Eastern readers. Thank you all.) This week featuring the arrest of Radko Mladic.
What do emotions mean for anthropologists? Are they a way of knowing or a sign that an anthropologist has lost his professional distance. A reflexive fieldwork account, dedicated to M.
A weekly round up of writings on the Internet, some relevant for my research, some political, some funny but all of them interesting (Dutch/English). (As usual to a large extent based upon suggestions from Dutch, other European, American and Middle Eastern readers. Thank you all.) This week featuring the Saudi Arabian campaign Women2Drive.
Column door drs. Leon Wecke, polemoloog bij het CICAM van de Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen. Deze tekst werd uitgesproken als column bij het actualiteitencollege Osama bin Laden is dood. Het einde van een tijdperk? op 10 mei 2011
A few weeks ago the Dutch blog and twitter community saw a (small) explosion of messages about the headscarf. What happened? A young Tunisian-Dutch lady with the pseudonym Dunya Henya expressed her feelings and experiences about people who call her names and show other types of offensive behaviour because she wears a headscarf. It appears that both women who veil and unveil are trapped in a politicized idea of the headscarf that not only has consequences in political debates and policies, but also on the streets. This politicization makes real debates with Muslims and among Muslims almost impossible because the different points of view are reduced to simple us and them categorizations. And indeed, at one point someone really has to say: I draw a line, thus far and no further!
Volgens Amerikaanse onderzoekers Abrams, Wiener en Yaple zal georganiseerde religie uiteindelijk verdwijnen in negen Westerse democratieën: Oostenrijk, Tjechië, Finland, Zwitserland, Ierland, Canada, Australië, Nieuw-Zeeland en…Nederland. Met name in die laatste vijf ‘religion will be driven toward extinction’ zo stellen zij. Maar is dat ook het einde van geloof?
De overwinning van Ajax op Fc Twente lokte veel reacties op. Ook reacties die direct of indirect verbonden zijn met anti-semitisme.
This week the Israelis remember the victims of the holocaust and of the establishment of the Israeli state. The Palestinians remember Nakba, the ethnic cleansing of Palestine by Zionist armed forces. Both cases of remembrance are hegemonic and contribute to the construction of us and them while they are tightly connected at the same time.
Leonard Cohen’s beautiful Hallelujah song has been reworked numerous times. We also have an Arab version now: Ya Ilahi.