• #metooanthro

    About

    metooanthro is a collective of anthropologists* from around the world committed to making our discipline a safer and more just space by combatting sexual assault and harassment. This collective grew out of a meeting of anthropologists at the Shifting States conference for AAS/ASA/ASAANZ in December, 2017.

    Anthropologists face unique working conditions – both inside and outside the university – that increase our exposure to the risk of sexual assault and harassment. We want to create a safer culture at our conferences, campuses, field sites, and all spaces in which anthropologists work.

    We begin by acknowledging that that many groups in our community are disproportionately affected by assault and harassment, and are further discriminated when attempting to seek redress.

    “Solidarity does not assume that our struggles are the same struggles, or that our pain is the same pain, or that our hope is for the same future. Solidarity involves commitment, and work, as well as the recognition that even if we do not have the same feelings, or the same lives, or the same bodies, we do live on common ground.”
    ― Sara Ahmed

    We are currently working on three main actions and collecting personal stories of harassment in the discipline.

    We need to hear from more voices, not the same voices, in this work. We encourage all to participate.

    * The metooanthro collective is a broad and evolving group. At the moment, our emails, social media and website are run by Esther, Hannah and Mythily, who are all based in Australia.

    Resources

    Here you can find a collection of resources about the issue of sexual assault and harassment in anthropology. If you know of any other resources that could be useful, please email metooanthro.

    How to respond to and support others:

    Naomi Quinn – ‘What do do about sexual harassment: A short course for chairs’
    Laura A. LeVon – ‘Teaching fugitive anthropology with Maya Berry and colleagues’
    Kristen Drybread – Writing about violence Part I; Writing about violence Part II

    Anthropology blogs and popular reporting on anthropology and sexual assault:

    The New Ethnographer – ‘Gendered Bodies’
    Cynthia Mahmood – India’s shame: The personal ordeal of Cynthia Mahmood
    Ann Gibbons & Elizabeth Culotta – ‘Anthropologists say no to sexual harassment’
    Alix Johnson – The Self at stake: Thinking fieldwork and sexual violence; Paranoid reading, writing, and research: secrecy in the field; Violence and vulnerability in anthropology
    Megan Steffen – Doing fieldwork after Henrietta Schmerler
    Bianca C. Williams – MeToo: A crescendo in the discourse about sexual harassment, fieldwork, and the academy Part I; MeToo: A crescendo in the discourse about sexual harassment, fieldwork, and the academy Part II
    Kate Clancy – ‘I had no power to say that’s not okay: Reports of harassment and abuse in the field’
    Mingwei Huang – ‘Vulnerable observers: Notes on fieldwork and rape’
    Nell Gluckman – How Henrietta Schmerler was lost, then found
    Melissa Demian – Anthropology after #MeToo
    Danielle Bradford & Charlotte Payne – Fieldwork safety, or: ‘don’t grab my pussy’
    Lexie Onofrei – #MeToo in anthropology: A call for updating codes of conduct in the field
    Elizabeth Beckmann – #MeToo in Anthropology (on the origins of a movement, and its future)
    Holly Walters – #MeToo Anthropology (reflecting on stories and potential responses)

    Anthropology News #MeToo series:

    Mingwei Huang, Vivian Lu, Susan MacDougall & Megan Steffen – Disciplinary violence
    Cheryl Rodriguez – Black women and the fight against sexual violence
    Gil Schmerler & Megan Steffen – The disavowal of Henrietta Schmerler
    Shan-Estelle Brown – #MeToo conversations on campus
    Kathleen S. Fine-Dare – The long view on #MeToo
    Mariam Durrani – #MeToo, believing survivors, and cooperative digital communication

    Podcast episodes:

    MeTooAnthro with Mythily Meher, Hannah Gould, Martha McIntyre & Tanya King for Anthropology @ Deakin: Episode #13
    Emma Louise Backe for This Anthro Life – ‘#MeToo: Stories in the age of survivorship’
    Elizabeth Watt (interviewed by The Familiar Strange) – ‘Ep. #9 Calculated risk: Elizabeth Watt talks sexual power, politics, and vulnerability in the field’

    A bibliography of writing on anthropology, sexual assault, gendered harassment, and identity:

    Berry, MJ, Chávez Argüelles, C, Cordis, S, Ihmoud, S & Velásquez Estrada, E 2017, ‘Towards a fugitive anthropology: Gender, race, and violence in the field’, Cultural Anthropology, vol. 32, no. 4, pp. 537-565.

    Bohannon, J 2013, ‘Survey of peers in fieldwork highlights an unspoken risk’, Science, vol. 340, no. 6130, p. 265.

    Clark, I & Grant, A 2015, ‘Sexuality and danger in the field: Starting an uncomfortable conversation‘, Journal of the Anthropological Society of Oxford: Special issue on Sexual Harassment in the Field, vol. 7, no. 1, p. 1-14.

    Congdon, V 2015, ‘The ‘lone female researcher’: Isolation and safety upon arrival in the field‘. Journal of the Anthropological Society of Oxford: Special issue on Sexual Harassment in the Field, vol. 7, no. 1, p. 15-24.

    Isidoros, K 2015, ‘Between purity and danger: Fieldwork approaches to movement, protection and legitimacy for a female ethnographer in the Sahara Desert‘, Journal of the Anthropological Society of Oxford: Special issue on Sexual Harassment in the Field, vol. 7, no. 1, p. 39-54.

    Johansson, L 2015, ‘Dangerous liaisons: risk, positionality and power in women’s anthropological fieldwork‘, Journal of the Anthropological Society of Oxford: Special issue on Sexual Harassment in the Field, vol. 7, no. 1, p. 55-63.

    Kloß, ST 2017, ‘Sexual(ized) harassment and ethnographic fieldwork: A silenced aspect of social research’, Ethnography, vol. 18, no. 3, p. 396-414.

    Krishnan, S 2015, ‘Dispatches from a ‘rogue’ ethnographer: exploring homophobia and queer visibility‘,Journal of the Anthropological Society of Oxford: Special issue on Sexual Harassment in the Field, vol. 7, no. 1, p. 64-79.

    Lewin, E & Leap, WL (eds.) 1996, Out in the field: Reflections of gay and lesbian anthropologists, University of Illinois Press, Urbana.

    McDougall, S 2015, ‘Will you marry my son? Ethnography, culture and the performance of gender‘, Journal of the Anthropological Society of Oxford: Special issue on Sexual Harassment in the Field, vol. 7, no. 1, p. 25-38.

    Miller, T 2015 ‘‘Listen to your mother’: negotiating gender-based safe space during fieldwork‘, Journal of the Anthropological Society of Oxford: Special issue on Sexual Harassment in the Field, vol. 7, no. 1, p. 80-87.

    Moreno, E 2005, ‘Rape in the field’, in D Kulick & M Willson (eds.) Taboo: Sex, identity and erotic subjectivity in anthropological fieldwork, new edn, Routledge, London, pp. 166-189.

    Nelson, RG, Rutherford, N, Hinde, K & Clancy, KBH 2017, ‘Signalling safety: Characterizing fieldwork experiences and their implications for career trajectories’, American Anthropologist, vol. 119, no. 4, pp. 710-722.

    Pandey, A 2009, ‘Unwelcome and unwelcoming encounters’ in P Ghassem-Fachandi (ed.) Violence: Ethnographic encounters, Berg, Oxford, pp. 135-144.

    Pollard, A 2009, ‘Field of screams: Difficulty and ethnographic fieldwork’, Anthropology Matters, vol. 11, no. 2.

    Scheper-Hughes, N 2016, ‘James X: A reflection on rape, race, and reception’, Anthropology Today, vol. 32, no. 5, pp. 21-25.

    Schneider, LT 2020, ‘Sexual violence during research: How the unpredictability of fieldwork and the right to risk collide with academic bureaucracy and expectations’, Critique of Anthropology, vol. 40, no. 2, pp. 173-93.

    Williams, BC 2009, ‘”Don’t ride the bus!”: And other warnings women anthropologists are given during fieldwork’, Transforming Anthropology, vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 155-158.

    Willson, M 2005, ‘Afterword: Perspective and difference: Sexualisation, the field, and the ethnographer’, in D Kulick & M Willson (eds.) Taboo: Sex, identity and erotic subjectivity in anthropological fieldwork, new edn, Routledge, London, pp. 190-207.

    #metoo #sexualized_harassment #gender #university #fieldwork #anthropology #collectiv #ressources #support #blog #reporting #podcast #references

    https://metooanthro.org/resources

  • Authoritarianism in a Global Age

    We are investigating changes in the sustainability and nature of authoritarian rule induced by globalisation. Thematically, the project investigates how authoritarianism is affected by and responding to global information and communication technology and to movement of people. Spatially, it studies subnational authoritarianism, extraterritorial authoritarianism, and multilateral authoritarianism. Conceptually, it focuses on authoritarian practices, defined as sabotage of accountability. The project transcends the theoretical and empirical separation between globalisation studies, which have neglected authoritarian contexts, and authoritarianism studies, which have taken little notice of the effects of globalisation.

    http://www.authoritarianism-global.uva.nl
    #autoritarisme #université #recherche #académie #globalisation #mondialisation #projet #Amsterdam #Université_d'Amsterdam #migrations #frontières #information #technologie #autoritarisme_extra-territorial #extra-territorialité #autoritarisme_sub-national #autoritarisme_multilatéral

    Ici les publications du projet :

    Glasius, M., de Lange, M., Bartman, J., Dalmasso E., Del Sordi, A., Lv, A., Michaelsen, M., Ruijgrok, K. (2017) ’Research, Ethics and Risk in the Authoritarian Field.’ Palgrave Pivot.
    Glasius, M. ( 2017) ’Extraterritorial authoritarian practices: a framework.’ Globalizations.
    Del Sordi, A. (2017) ’Sponsoring student mobility for development and authoritarian stability: Kazakhstan’s Bolashak programm.’ Globalizations.
    Wrighton, S. ( 2017) ’Authoritarian regime stabilization through legitimation, popular co-optation, and exclusion: Russian pasportizatsiya strategies in Crimea.’ Globalizations.
    Dalmasso, E. (2017) ’Participation without representation: Moroccans abroad at a time of unstable authoritarian rule.’ Globalizations.
    Michaelsen, M. (2017). ’Far Away, So Close: Transnational Activism, Digital Surveillance and Authoritarian Control in Iran.’ Surveillance & Society.
    Dalmasso, E., Del Sordi, A., Glasius, M., Hirt, N., Michaelsen, M., Mohammad, A. S. & Moss, D. (2017). Intervention: ’Extraterritorial authoritarian power’. Political Geography.
    Del Sordi, A. ( 2017). ’Kazakhstan 2015-2016: Balancing regime stability amidst local and global challenges.’ In M. Torri & N. Mocci (Eds.) The End of the Obama Era in Asia, Asia Maior. Vol. XXVII / 2016.
    Michaelsen, M. (2016). ’Exit and Voice in a Digital Age: Iran’s Exiled Activists and the Authoritarian State.’ Globalizations.
    Ruijgrok, K. (2016). ’From the web to the streets: #internet and protests under authoritarian regimes.’ Democratization.
    Del Sordi, A. (2016). ’Legitimation and the Party of Power in Kazakhstan.’ In M. Brusis, J. Ahrens, & M. Schulze Wessel (Eds.), Politics and legitimacy in post-Soviet Eurasia.
    Michaelsen, M. (2015). ’Beyond the ‘#Twitter Revolution’: Digital Media and Political Change in #Iran.' In P. Weibel (Ed.), Global Activism. Art and Conflict in the 21st Century. MIT Press.
    Glasius, M., et.al. (2015). ’Reconceptualizing Authoritarianism’ APSA-Comparative Democratization-Newsletter.
    Clark, J. A., & Dalmasso, E. (2015). ’State actor-social movement coalitions and policy-making under authoritarianism: the Moroccan Party of Justice and development in the urban municipality of #Kenitra.' Middle East Law and Governance.
    Harbers, I. and Ingram, M.C. (2014). ‘Democratic Institutions Beyond the Nation State: Measuring Institutional Dissimilarity in Federal Countries’. Government and Opposition.
    Harbers, I. (2014). ’States and Strategy in New Federal Democracies: Competitiveness and Intra-Party Resource Allocation in Mexico’, Party Politics.

    http://www.authoritarianism-global.uva.nl/publications
    #Crimée #Kazakhstan #Maroc #Mexique #activisme #activisme_global #réseaux_sociaux

    Un #livre, qui peut être téléchargé gratuitement :

    Research, Ethics and Risk in the Authoritarian Field


    https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-3-319-68966-1
    #recherche #éthique #risques #méthodologie #fieldwork #terrain