Urgent Appeal to Help Colleagues in Turkey

This comes from via my friend Zeynep Gambetti, from Bogazici University, in Istanbul. Please consider signing the petition below. Urgent Appeal: Stop Arbitrary Detentions in Turkey! The international public has so far been oblivious to the so-called “KCK operations” carried out in Turkey by Prime Minister Erdogan and his Justice and Development Party for the …

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Porto Alegre, 11 years on, and Where are the Brazilian Indignados?

El País, one of the Spanish newspapers of record, ran a headline on October 16th, that the Indignado movement had spread all over the world.   This is, of course, a Spanish take on things.  As important as the acampados in Madrid have been in sparking the flame, Occupy also has its own roots: adbusters, …

Reassembling Ethnography/ Call for Papers

(Please feel free to pass this along. It is also available here.) CALL FOR PAPERS for Qualitative Sociology Reassembling Ethnography: ANT beyond the Laboratory Deadline for Submissions: August 31st 2012 Actor-Network-Theory (ANT) was literally developed in the laboratory, but it is an approach that proclaims usefulness to all arenas of social life. In recent years, ANT …