Dr Marranci's podcast channel devoted to observe the world through the anthropological lens. Comments about world events, opinions and fieldwork experiences.
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 108/09/2011
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 war01/09/2011
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 future25/08/2011
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 essentialism21/08/2011
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 fears19/08/2011
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.
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