Accepting the Might to Exist: Some Israeli Lessons for Anthropology

In Mirror for man: The relationship of anthropology to modern life (New York: Macmillan, 1949), Harvard anthropologist Clyde Kluckhohn articulated what was a virtual “mission statement” for anthropology in the modern world: “Anthropology provides a scientific basis for dealing with the crucial dilemma of the world today: how can peoples of different appearance, mutually unintelligible […]

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Decolonizing Japan?

The headline is obviously optimistic, but the Japanese state is being increasingly forced to deal with the realities of Japanese society, its imperial legacy, and its aftermath. From proclaiming itself in official ideology as a homogeneous state, the Japanese government has now moved to recognize the Ainu people as “indigenous.” On June 6, Bloomberg (“Japan’s […]

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CONTENTS

The following is a list of all articles published on ZA, starting from the latest article to appear: Brexitannia: The Faces and Voices of Brexit Brexit, the Uncivil War: Watering Myths with the Teardrops of the Ruling Class Protecting Venezuela’s Embassy and International Law American Exceptionalism, American Innocence America: Imagine an America without Her A […]

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News from Australia

The last few weeks have seen a spate of articles in the Australian print media revolving around the 40th anniversary of Australia’s decision to formally grant citizenship to its Aboriginal population, who had previously been controlled by various state legislative acts that classed them with the country’s flora and fauna. On the latter issue, see […]

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