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CFP: Ethnographic Engagements with Digital Alterity

Antonia Walford and I are putting together a panel for this year’s AAA on the digital and alterity. The call for papers is currently open: 388 more words

Images of Alterity: Heterotopia and Identity in Online Spaces

By Quinn McCallum


This article proposes a study of the internet not as a technology, but as a series of connected social spaces. It goes on to propose that some of these spaces constitute Foucault’s idea of the Heterotopia, and the implications of this on concepts of identity and alterity within these spaces. 1,351 more words


Heriberto Yépez: "The Post-Borderzone"


What is a border? Is it the imaginary line that divides two countries? Perhaps, it is the width of an object obstructing free passage between two territories. 2,115 more words

Prequel / a tiny Grand Tour

Journeys to “Rome” (what and where and whose is Rome?) more than to any other city are characterised by a remarkable depth and intensity in their narrative dimension. 4,030 more words


Ziya Gökalp, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the two Emile Durkheims

All too often the political divides in Turkey are simplified into a crude division into a secularist/republican (Kemalist) camp and an Islamic/Islamist camp, with the only complication allowed for being the conflict around Kurdish minority rights. 1,060 more words

Dolmage: “Metis, Mêtis, Mestiza, Medusa: Rhetorical Bodies Across Rhetorical Traditions”

Dolmage, Jay. “Metis, Mêtis, Mestiza, Medusa: Rhetorical Bodies Across Rhetorical Traditions.” Rhetoric Review 28.1 (2009): 1-28.

Dolmage argues that we have created a rhetorical history that does not account for all rhetorical bodies. 75 more words


Tropical Amsterdam

Tropical Amsterdam is a story about many things. Using the platform of the few remaining Dutch in Sri Lanka, a hangover from colonial times, Alexa Schulz tells a poignant tale of a community on the verge of extinction. 330 more words