The Turkish Dutch Mevlana mosque in Rotterdam turned Orange yesterday in (a display of) support for the Dutch football team playing against Spain. Continue reading #TeamOrange: Worldcup and Dutch mosques turning Orange
Monthly Archives: June 2014
When doing research on interventions in the public domain the issue of visibility and invisibilty is an interesting and thought provoking one. A 2013 issue of American Ethnologist explores this theme and regards visibility and invisibility as:
visibility and invisibility as “active processes, not merely empirical states or static qualities of appearance or nonappearance.
Cultural Anthropology: Activism
The Journal Cultural Anthropology has an interesting series Field Notes on Activism. Paula Serafini writes:
Field Notes on Activism — Cultural Anthropology
reflect on what activism is, how it is experienced, and how it functions as a force for social and political change. This series of four posts looks at generating a discussion on activism as a practice, but also activism as a subject of study. By drawing from contributors’ experiences and diverse areas of expertise, this series will hopefully not only amount to a stimulating academic debate, but also contribute to a wider discussion on the role of activism in society.
As usual the series contains four posts: provocation – translation – deviation – integration. Continue reading Cultural Anthropology: Activism