The Berlin Wall as metaphor and diagnosis

Twenty years ago today the Berlin Wall fell (both materially and metaphorically) and state socialism in Eastern Europe entered its final period of collapse.  However, as the ample anthropological literature on the area shows us (and as Slavoj Zizek discusses in an op-ed piece in today’s New York Times) two decades of postsocialism have had far from unequivocal results.

A …


Political subjectivity – in action

This article is part of the series:

I want to leave a quick note for any and all of the friends who had started to get engaged with my earlier postings on the theme of political subjectivity, both to apologize for having disappeared, and to give a quick explanation.

I am definitely very interested in continuing that thread and will be back, hopefully before long, to continue …