Category Archives: Social spaces

Pedestrians on Streets Designed for Cars

Last year Raquel Nelson was crossing the street with her 4-year-old son who was struck by a driver who fled the scene. Her son died and Nelson — just to be clear, the mom, not the driver of the car … Continue reading

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A sense for the other: the timeliness and relevance of anthropology

If the end of exoticism is one of the characteristics of our time, and if classical anthropology based its study of alterity on this exotic distance from the other, is anthropology still possible, and if so, to what end? The … Continue reading

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Non-places: introduction to an anthropology of supermodernity

An ever-increasing proportion of our lives is spent in supermarkets, airports and hotels, on motorways or in front of TVs, computer and cash machines. This invasion of the world by what Marc Augé calls ‘non-space‘ results in a profound alteration … Continue reading

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