Sociology PhD candidate, The University of Edinburgh
Faced by rising criminal violence and innumerable murders and disappearances of citizens, the government of the then Mexican President Felipe Calderón (2006-2012) used various forms of state denial (Cohen, 2001) to defend his security strategy—declaring a “war” and deploying armed forces to deal with organised crime—and prevent protests around the increasing violence rates.
The Irish Journal of Anthropology is pleased announce the creation of the monthly newsletter EthnoGraph and would like to invite contributions to its monthly publication.
The attached call for submissions sets out EthnoGraph’s scope and its submission guidelines. Submissions are around 1,000 words enabling contributors to pose emerging thoughts, ethnographic reflections, and topical analysis.
EthnoGraph’s editors, Ashwin, Xinyi and Tom encourage contributions from researchers in any stage of their academic careers.
Further information click here!
Monday, 19 Oct 2020
“Y.M.C.A.” is a disco favourite from the Village People, a band who once made middle class white America uncomfortable because of their LGBT roots. US president Donald Trump has used the song to showcase his newly recovered vitality after his Covid-19 diagnosis at non-masked/non-socially-distanced events in front of an audience packed with homophobic members of suburban Evangelical churches.
Author – Stuart Lang, Maynooth University
Thursday, 3 Sep 2020
Ever considered growing food in your front garden? What about inside a shipping container, or maybe a warehouse rooftop? This is the world of urban agriculture. In places like these, urban farmers are growing a myriad of fruits and vegetables, raising animals and growing microgreens indoors under dazzling arrays of UV lights.
Author – Chrissy Skelton, Maynooth University
Thursday, 13 Aug 2020
Each year, thousands of Irish greyhounds need to find a new home. If your home is ready for a new pet, you might want to spend some time considering whether or not a greyhound is a good fit for you. But, you might say, aren’t greyhounds super-fit athletic dogs that need to be homed only with lycra-wearing families of muscle-laden statuesque people?