Illumination in Dark Times: David Scott on Stuart Hall

The following interview was recorded at the House of Literature in Oslo on October 15, 2019. The interview has been transcribed by Gard Ringen Høibjerg (INN University College), and edited and amended for clarity by Sindre Bangstad, David Scott and Antonio De Lauri. Sindre: First of all, David, I am going to cite one of …

No one wants to be the “Global North”? On being a researcher across the North and South

In this blog post I would like to share my personal experiences of carrying out qualitative research in what contemporary scholars call the “Global South” (Lebanon, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt) and the “Global North” (Australia and the United Kingdom). To convey my message clearly, I adopt the classical political geography of “South” and “North” with …

Esperimenti di politica umanitaria

Negli ultimi quindici anni, le politiche del lavoro in Bosnia-Erzegovina hanno conosciuto un processo di umanitarizzazione. Con ciò mi riferisco al crescente utilizzo di sentimenti morali nelle rivendicazioni politiche dei lavoratori, in particolare l’uso delle emozioni che dirigono la nostra attenzione alla sofferenza degli altri e ci fanno desiderare di porvi rimedio (Fassin 2012: 1). …

Public Anthropology: Engaging Social Issues in the Modern World

When I met Margaret Mead in the 1970s I felt like I was in the presence of a superstar. Here was an anthropologist with an international reputation who was willing to put her career on the line by criticizing the war in Vietnam, supporting the campus protests of university students, and promoting the rights of …