Italy’s “Sardine” movement has been one of the most visible examples of grassroots anti-populist mobilizations in Europe. But how did the fish become an unlikely symbol of collective resistance to right-wing populism?
On November 25, 2019, against a backdrop of anti-Piñera graffiti in Santiago’s Plaza de Armas, some 50 members of the collective Chilean feminist collective, Las Tesis began to chant a rhythm now heard around the world.
In the moment when I thought tarps were solar panels, I felt the water between the island and the states. It was an affective moment that leads me to wonder, what is the emotional dexterity required of those of us who are insider-outsider ethnographers? Or what are the feelings required of those of us living in diaspora?