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The Academic Boycott and the Proxy Science War in American Anthropology – Or How Reflexive Anthropology Disappeared from AAA

As a cultural sociologist who has closely followed the debates over Boycotting Israeli academia in the American Anthropological Association, I’ve been surprised at the lack of… well, anthropology. 1,569 more words


Why the Black Underclass Persists: A Mother and Her Family in Urban America (1996)

Published on Mar 11, 2015

The underclass is the segment of the population that occupies the lowest possible position in a class hierarchy, below the core body of the working class. 347 more words


On Speaking on Behalf of the Oppressed

In Language and Symbolic Power[1], Pierre Bourdieu shows how the spokesperson by claiming to be nothing but the reflection of the will of “the People” at one and the same time channels and borrows authority from this constructed category (“the People”). 585 more words



Frames of foreign features float above the rim.
Spectres stretched along its shape, it takes away the space we’re in.
A perfectly sculpted sense of self; meaningless, save for presentation. 39 more words