After the Pandemic, We Can’t Buy into a Living Nightmare (England-centric)

In a posthumous essay David Graeber opens: “At some point in the next few months, the crisis will be declared over, and we will be able to return to our “nonessential” jobs. For many, this will be like waking from a dream. The media and political classes will definitely encourage us to think of it … Continue reading After the Pandemic, We Can’t Buy into a Living Nightmare (England-centric)

Cultivating the ground for cooperative responses to crisis in the UK

Back in March as SARS-CoV-2 was integrating itself into the population of the UK, we – a couple of anthropologists – put our heads together to evaluate the situation. After briefly sketching out the possible scenarios that could emerge in the UK in response to SARS-CoV-2, it became immediately clear there was a short-term and … Continue reading Cultivating the ground for cooperative responses to crisis in the UK

A Murder of Crows: Culling Corvids in Northern Cyprus

“Culling, the killing of non-human animals, is practiced worldwide as a form of population control and environmental management. In tandem with other practices, culling is expected to deliver ecosystems valued by those performing such tasks. Examining its efficacy is crucial in maintaining a cull’s legitimacy and ensuring its ecological value.....” “...hunters have put corvids in … Continue reading A Murder of Crows: Culling Corvids in Northern Cyprus