Sinopse

Dr Marranci's podcast channel devoted to observe the world through the anthropological lens. Comments about world events, opinions and fieldwork experiences.

Episódios

  • The Middle East conflict: a difficult case of schismogenesis?

    The Middle East conflict: a difficult case of schismogenesis?

    25/09/2011

    In this episode I discuss the lack of progress in the Middle East peace process and the reasons for which, if what Gregory Bateson called schismogenesis is not addressed, there is very few hope that the conflict might be resolved.

  • Debating Multiculturalism-episode 1

    Debating Multiculturalism-episode 1

    08/09/2011

    This is a series of episodes that will debate whether multiculturalism has failed or not in both Europe and Southeast Asia

  • The hidden pharmaceutical business of war

    The hidden pharmaceutical business of war

    01/09/2011

    This episode discusses one aspect of contemporary war which has been often been overlooked by both academics and journalists: the case of the pharmaceutical industry and its expansion during the Afghan and Iraq wars.

  • The Libya revolt, tribal segmentation and difficult future

    The Libya revolt, tribal segmentation and difficult future

    25/08/2011

    In this episode I discuss the Libyan revolt and the, not so often highlighted, extreme tribal segmentation within the region. In which way will such divisions among tribes and clans may affect the future of the country?

  • Terrorism, mental health, and cultural essentialism

    Terrorism, mental health, and cultural essentialism

    21/08/2011

    The episode, starting from Anders Breivik's act of terrorism, discusses the different perceptions of perpetrators of terrorism and the reasons behind them.

  • From curry to kebab: symbol wars and the danger of social fears

    From curry to kebab: symbol wars and the danger of social fears

    19/08/2011

    Starting from a specific example in Singapore and through a comparative approach with Europe, this podcast tries to explain the hidden consequences of what may appear to be a simple cultural defense which in reality covers serious, and potentially dangerous, social tensions and fears.

  • Introduction

    Introduction

    17/08/2011

    This is an introduction about me and my future phonecasts

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