Blogs

sorted in descending chronological order

Researchers from the institute describe the development of their projects and the challenges, delights and frustrations of conducting social scientific research.

‘Boa viagem’ (or ‘visa trips’): on migration, separation, and faith


Blog | December 2019

70th anniversary - Patriotism becomes fashionable in China


Blog | October 2019

Waiting for Sundays. Fieldwork reflections


Blog | October 2019

Giving, time, and a wish

The Immanent Frame
Blog | September 2019

Reflections on the ‘Grey is the New Pink: Moments of Ageing’ Exhibition


Blog | July 2019

INSIDE OUT – OUTSIDE IN. Shifting Architectures of Refugee (In)habitation


Blog | July 2019

Les bus ghanéens, entre attente, ruses et petits arrangements

Le Monde Afrique
Blog | May 2019

Fieldnote 3: Buddhism, booming businesses and the ritual economy in urban Laos

Max-Cam
Blog | March 2019

“All organizing is disorganizing”


Blog | May 2019

Du bist nicht #vonhier, oder? Kommentar zur aktuellen „Heimat“- und „Herkunfts“debatte


Blog | March 2019

“The Local Citizenship Crisis in Switzerland”


Blog | February 2019

“Voice, Sound and Atmospheres: Religious Feelings and Beyond”: A blog on the workshop held on 7 Feb 2019 at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Ethnic and Religious Diversity, Göttingen


Blog | February 2019

Do Policies Have Worlds? Some Reflexions on “Integration” and Local Governance


Blog | December 2018

Eine direkte Demokratie wird in der globalisierten Rechtsordnung erwachsen: Die Schweiz nach der Selbstbestimmungs­initiative

Verfassungsblog
Blog | December 2018

Off-Center Inquiry


Blog | December 2018

Lessons of an Eccentric Perspective on Empire


Blog | December 2018

The public understanding of migration


Blog | December 2018

Ageing in a Time of Mobility: An Introduction


Blog | December 2018

(Im)mobilities of transnational ageing care: negotiating separation, solidarity and conflict within Brazilian families

Blog | December 2018

Portraits of Ageing in Displacement: East Timorese Diasporas in Indonesia


Blog | December 2018

Constructing Livelihoods: Older Cameroonians in Times of Mobility


Blog | December 2018

Ageing Bodies: Retiring from Temporary Lives


Blog | December 2018

#MeTwo – und die Frage, was sozialen Aufstieg in der deutschen Einwanderungsgesellschaft so schwer macht


Blog | December 2018

Race in Britain: inequality, identity, belonging

Cumberland Lodge

Blog | November 2018

„Festung Europa“. Es wird Zeit für ein anderes Bild

Geschichte der Gegenwart

Blog | September 2018

Ankunfts-, Entscheidungs- und Rückführungszentren (AnkER-Zentren) – Erwartungen und kritische Bestandsaufnahme

Netzwerk Flüchtlingsforschung

Blog | September 2018

Vor Jahrhunderten gab es eine Flüchtlingskrise – das können wir daraus lernen

FOCUS Online

Blog | August 2018

Was kann die offene Gesellschaft dem chauvinistischen Nationalismus entgegensetzen?

Der Tagesspiegel

July 2018

Crossing and conversion: Conclusion

SSRC Forums

Blog | July 2018

The Solidarity Offense in France: Egalité, Fraternité, Solidarité!

Verfassungsblog

Blog | July 2018

Die Fiktion der Nichteinreise ist ein Instrument der Entrechtung

Verfassungsblog

Blog | July 2018

Kommentar zu „In den AnkER-Zentren wollen wir die Asyl-Verfahren nicht nur schneller, sondern auch ...“

Netzwerk Flüchtlingsforschung

Blog | June 2018

Is the Reasoning in "Coman" as Good as the Result?

Verfassungsblog

Blog | June 2018

Diversity, anthropologically studied


Blog | June 2018

Workshop on “Chinese Religions in the Age of Massive Urbanization”


Blog | June 2018

Fieldnotes on interpretation and the limits of activist-research


Blog | June 2018

Shinto Shrines in Taiwan 101: Art Exhibition in Kaohsiung, Taiwan


Blog | June 2018

Weshalb man Asylsuchende nicht an der Grenze abweisen kann

Verfassungsblog
Blog | June 2018

Weshalb man Asylsuchende nicht an der Grenze abweisen kann, Teil 2

Verfassungsblog
Blog | June 2018

A Critical Perspective on “Associate EU Citizenship”

Brexit Institute News

Blog | May 2018

Twentieth-Century Faces of Anthropology’s Holism

Renewing Political Anthropology
Anthropology News
Blog | May 2018

Economy or Justice? How Urban Actors Respond to Diversity

Urban Affairs Forum
Blog | May 2018

The Dead and the Living


Blog | April 2018

Finding Place(s) for the Past in Trieste/A Trieste, cercando di far posto alla storia

A collaboration between Alessio Mazzaro and members of the EoM research group
Blog | April 2018

Is Political Anthropology Dead?

Renewing Political Anthropology
Anthropology News
Blog | February 2018

Advertizing against Asylum

Thoughts on the “Rumours about Germany” Campaign

Blog | January 2018

Kenya’s 2017 Election

Devolution, Uncertainty, and Unpredictable Electorates
Blog | August 2017

Tianjin’s Imperial Discomfort


Blog | August 2017

Trieste is Sissi with Piercings and Blue Hair


Blog | June 2017

Echoes of History: Chinese Poetry at the Angel Island Immigration Station


Blog | May 2017

Europe wrote the book on demonising refugees, long before Trump read it

The Guardian
Blog | February 2017

Post-Imperial Peregrinations (On the Origins of Empires of Memory)


Blog | February 2017

“I want my entry tickets back!”

Blog | September 2016

Banlieues and the terrorist enemy within


Blog | November 2015

Come Tomorrow


Blog | October 2015

A Machine for the Production of Gods

SSRC Forums

Blog | August 2015

Regulations versus hierarchies: Commuters creating inhabitable worlds in the Mumbai suburban trains

Somatosphere
Blog | May 2015

Commonplace diversity: stable and peaceful relations across myriad differences in Hackney

LSE
Blog | February 2015

Religious Diversity in Singapore


Blog | November 2014

China’s stained glass windows


Blog | October 2014

Preparing to capture the use of gesture in Mumbai


Blog | April 2014

From Accra to Bolgatanga and back: reflections on a month spent in Ghana

Blog | March 2014

Hizbullah Between Islamism and Imperialism: Romanticizing Violence, Idealizing Categories?


Blog | February 2014

Reading ‘super-diversity’


Blog | February 2014

Rethinking of Social Scientific Study of Religion – metanotes from the field, summer 2013


Blogs | November 2013

Master Yang’s Lingering Power

SSRC Forums

Blog | September 2013

Notes on the Familiar Stranger: thinking through ambivalent encounters in public spaces. Part One.


Blog | August 2013

Icons and Iconoclasm: Dying to the World


Blog | June 2013

Urban Friendship Networks as “Communities of Convenience”

FASS Cities Research Cluster Blog
Blog | May 2013

Practicing Public Anthropology with Khenpo Sodargye


Blog | April 2013

The Prayer Blog: The Ritual Location of Prayer

SSRC Forums

Blog | March 2013

Fieldworking with Khenpo Sodargye – The Charismatic Mind of a Modern Buddhist Thinker


Blog | February 2013

Kazan - City of cultures


Blog | January 2013

Good and evil in a sufficiently unsuccessful interview


Blog | November 2012

Ensouling the Mountain. Dan Smyer Yu on Film Making

Blog | October 2012

Thoughts from Shanghai’s Bund


Blog | September 2012

Youth studies and emancipation


Blog | July 2012

Embrace. Dan Smyer Yu on film making


Blog | June 2012

Reflections on video log


Blog | February 2012

Time, order, and the ethical in the production of ethnographic knowledge


Blog | January 2012

Fieldwork at ‘home’


Blog | October 2011

After 9/11


Blog | September 2011

An anthropologist among believers


Blog | June 2011

Being ‘in between’ – the challenges of doing medium-N research


Blog | April 2011

Checking the signs


Blog | December 2010

Emphatic beginnings: from culture contact to creolization


Blog | October 2010

Diversity, cosmopolitans and locals


Blog | September 2010

Ties that bind: the emotional entanglements of ethnography


Blog | August 2010

Social sciences, theology and many coffee cups


Blog | June 2010

Windows to a virtual field


Blog | April 2010

Christianity, space and gender in the Chinese Christian community in the UK: tracing a trajectory


Blog | March 2010

Angst and Enlightenment in the City of Angels


Blog | February 2010

Doing fieldwork with religious missionary networks


Blog | January 2010

Anthropology on the threshold. Ethnographic infiltration of a public organisation


Blog | November 2009

On research and festivities


Blog | October 2009

Ominous illness initiators – Germans, Indians and in-laws


Blog | August 2009

Anthropological Travel: between institutional support and the perils of paperwork


Blog | June 2009

Losing Track of Time and Other Side Effects of Pursuing a Doctorate


Blog | May 2009

Advantages and disadvantages of a secondary analysis


Blog | April 2009

Doing fieldwork with busy people


Blog | March 2009

Searching for multicultural El Dorado


Blog | February 2009

Waiting ... how to get field access to a public administration


Blog | January 2009
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