At the occasion of the open access launch of his book Ironies of Solidarity: Insurance and Financialisation of Kinship in South Africa (Zed Books, 2020), Erik Bähre reflects on the cover image: What does a man on his own have to do with the solidarity of South African insurance companies?
The Pantaron Manobo tell stories of a giant called the Ologasi. Besides being a mythic figure, the Ologasi acts to mark a limit to what is known in crucial domains of their society. This blog explores how Manobo tattooing and marriage practices are ways by which life’s uncertainties can be faced.
Drawing on extensive research on the end of life with dementia in the Netherlands, Natashe Lemos Dekker discusses how, despite the increasing importance of a written statement, the timing of euthanasia with dementia remains an ethical challenge.
This blog recounts the making of a series of small films portraying conversations between the authors at different sites in Rotterdam. The conversations are exemplary of PCF collaborative work on societal issues and future making in this port city region.
How do we deal with the categories of human difference – such as gender, race, ethnicity, ability, etc. – that scholars, policy-makers and citizens use in a search for more equality? Jasmijn Rana reports on an inspiring online roundtable organized by the CADS Leiden ‘Diversity Research Cluster’.
Sarah Giest and Annemarie Samuels are kicking off this series 'Large Issues, Interdisciplinary Approaches' on interdisciplinary research and teaching at the Leiden Anthropology Blog. They offer one example of how talking across disciplines can open up novel questions and perspectives.
Port City Regions are global hubs which invite anthropologists, planners, geographers, and architects to rethink disciplinary foundations, interdisciplinary collaborations and future-making, as Sabine Luning, Andrew Littlejohn, and Carola Hein explain.