Social Science, Ontological Alterity, and the Post-Truth Moment

How can we understand beliefs?  After quite a long writing hiatus, I’ve finally managed to find the time to resume my writing. I recently came across a fantastic article by Kurt Andersen entitled ‘How America Lost Its Mind’ in The Atlantic, and I thought that I would therefore take this opportunity not only to assign …

Anthropology, Public Policy, and Intimate Partner Violence in Vietnam

When I started to write my dissertation, my initial intention was to explore the relationship between anthropological theory and the world of public policy. The reason for this was very simple. Throughout the entirety of my degree, many of us (whilst being completely mesmerised by the narrative of the world that our discipline produced) were …

Toxic Millennialism and the Globalised Flows of Labour, Capital, and Aspiration

I spend a lot of my time at work thinking about millennials and the kinds of commonalities that unite them across the world. What are their needs? What is it that they look for from consumer goods and services? How and why is it that they come to imagine themselves as ethical projects and brands …