Alterpolitics: Special issue of the journal Focaal

The latest issue of Focaal – Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology has recently been published.  This special issue is titled Inspiring Alterpolitics and features a range of articles under this theme. This issue concludes with the Forum section.  The Forum section seems to be open access, but the other articles seem to be behind a pay-wall.  If your institution does not have access to the journal, I would suggest emailing the authors directly and asking for a copy.

Edited by Riccardo Ciavolella and Stefano Boni

Inspiring (or aspiring to) alterpolitics: Anthropology, radical theory, and social movements, Riccardo Ciavolella and Stefano Boni

Assemblies and the struggle to diffuse power: Ethnographic examples and contemporary practices, Stefano Boni

Alterpolitics or alterotopies: A critique of nomadology with reference to West African Fulbe, Riccardo Ciavolella

Militant collectivity: Building solidarities in the Maoist movement in Nepal, Dan V. Hirslund

Zapatista autonomy and the making of alter-native politics: Views from its day-to-day praxis, Sabrina Melenotte

Urban access: Contested spaces and contested politics, Ulrich Ufer

Planning as a form of enclosure: The ambiguities of nonproductive accumulation in the West Wales countryside, Elaine Forde

Reverse, restore, repeat! Class, ethnicity, and the Russian-speaking miners of Estonia, Eeva Kesküla

FORUM (free access!)
Anthropological practice: Ethics and dilemmas, Gavin Smith

The anthropologist’s assistant (or the assistant’s anthropologist?): The story of a disturbing episode, Jonathan Parry

Misunderstood, misrepresented, contested? Anthropological knowledge production in question, David Mosse

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