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First Issue of EthnoGraph

Social mobilisation against the Mexican “war” on drugs and crime —Commemorating the tenth anniversary of the Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity

Johan Gordillo-García

Sociology PhD candidate, The University of Edinburgh

johan.gordillo@ed.ac.uk

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. 

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Monthly Newletter – EthnoGraph

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!

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Why is Donald Trump dancing to “YMCA”?

Author – A. Jamie Saris, Maynooth University

Monday, 19 Oct 2020 

https://www.rte.ie/brainstorm/2020/1019/1172424-donald-trump-ymca-maga-rallies-us-election-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.

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All you need to know about urban farming

Author – Stuart Lang, Maynooth University

Thursday, 3 Sep 2020

https://www.rte.ie/brainstorm/2020/0902/1162794-urban-farming-garden-city-allotments/

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.

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5 reasons why greyhounds make great family pets

Author – Chrissy Skelton, Maynooth University

Thursday, 13 Aug 2020

https://www.rte.ie/brainstorm/2020/0812/1158743-greyhounds-family-pets/

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?

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