Flipping the Transition Script

The mediatized narrative of social struggles in the case of ITAS Prvomajska I came to know “ITAS Prvomajska,” a company in Northwestern Croatia that produces machine tools, through my contacts in the leftist activist scene in Zagreb. The story of this company is unique in Croatia: it is the only enterprise taken over by its […]

What Can Anthropology Say about Populism?

In a recent article in Anthropology News, Víctor Giménez Aliaga suggests that the contemporary wave of populism calls for closer anthropological analysis of the term and its usages. While it is less interesting to me to partake in the eternal strive to define “what populism means,” I concur with Giménez Aliaga with the need for anthropology […]

SAE at the Annual Meeting

William A. Douglass Distinguished Lecture, Café Europa, Prizewinners, and Fourteen Exciting Panels The 2017 AAA Annual Meeting is fast-approaching, and SAE has a diverse and exciting line-up of panels and events—including our central event, the William A. Douglass Distinguished Lecture, which will take place on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 7:45 p.m. (Marriott, Coolidge). This […]

Giving Birth at Europe’s Door

(Un)Making Precarious Lives in the Mediterranean I did not expect a project on birth and pregnant crossings in EU borderlands to make me think about death and mourning so much. Yet now they seem so intimately connected I wonder how it could have ever been otherwise. I find myself increasingly dividing my time between visits […]