A matter of Power

From difference and identity to power “The relations of different nations among themselves depend upon the extent to which each has developed its production forces, the division of labour and internal intercourse” (Marx 1846: 38). We studied in the first section the interrelation of difference and identity and introduced its relation to power. Difference, identity…

Political Ecology

The appeal to nature as naive reality is often linked to a second major cluster of ideas that surround this word: nature as moral imperative. One need not travel a very great distance in speaking of “the nature of x” to get from “this is the way x really is” to “this is way x…

La Différence

Anthropology – Society, Difference and Identity The first professor of anthropology in the United States, Daniel G. Brinton, published in 1890, a compilation of ethnography lectures, Races and Peoples, that included a craniology survey listing features used to classify races. Brinton explained: “We are accustomed familiarly to speak of ‘higher’ and ‘lower’ races, and we…

Anthropology and development

The long-lasting history of development has been studied intensively and questioned continuously through the different lenses of confronted or even contradictory theories. This paper presents and analyzes the most important lessons learned from the history of development. To fully understand these lessons, we first need define the most basic concepts of development, establish a common language and…

Regretters

-Orlando: Well. This is a little weird for us. -Mikael: Yes. -Orlando: I thought I was the only one. -Mikael: Yes. -Orlando: When did you get yours? -Mikael: 94. -Orlando: Ah… not so long ago. Where? -Mikael: In the Hospital Karolinska. -Orlando: I see… And… You did… -Mikael: The whole thing… yes… 94. Hmmm… I…

A different approach to Development

Development should not be seen as a salvation practice from the so-called First World to the Third World. It should not focus on the western discourse of rescuing the poor from the other world maintaining the distance but creating universal rules of salvation and stereotypes around this “other” world. The definition of development should be, as Jan…

Nueva York es la mejor ciudad del mundo

Artículo publicado en límulus.mx limulus.mx/nueva-york-es-la-mejor-ciudad-del-mundo-virginie-martin-onraet ________ Texto por Virginie Martin-OnraëtAsí de subjetivo, de sencillo. Manhattan es visual, tangible y el que llega lo percibe inmediatamente. Lo descubre y en poco tiempo decide entre amor u odio. Un punto medio es raro. La agresiva belleza de los paisajes neoyorquinos genera sensaciones que oscilan entre el bienestar…