Item in Washington Post, 14 November 2023
Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein is king of Jordan.
For more than a month now, the war in Gaza has been dividing the world, with the deepening split aggravated by intense emotions. Two narratives, Palestinian and Israeli, have pitted demonstrators, media outlets, religions, peoples and regions against each other. In the process, the moral clarity that we should and must share about basic human values has turned into moral confusion.
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Deutsche Welt …… Oct 3, 2023 #ranilwickremesinghe #exclusiveinterview #SriLanka
“We take a closer look at Sri Lanka, with a special DW interview with President Ranil Wickremesinghe. The country has faced crisis after crisis, both political and economic, and there is no clarity on how the government and the people can recover and get back on their feet. DW’s Martin Gak questions the Sri Lankan president about the crises the country faces.”
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Bruce Kapferer, … being the Huxley Lecture: British Museum, 16 December 2011, subsequently published in the Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute (N.S.) 9, 8–86 ..in 2013 … [with the numerals in the publication date references subject to distortion in this version–distortions that will be corrected eventually]
Anthropology has often been criticized for its exoticism and orientalism. They are the paradoxes of a discipline focused on the comparative study of difference and diversity and are at the centre of the discussion here in the larger context of the importance of anthropology in the humanities and social sciences. The emphasis is on the role of the exotic as vital to anthropology’s study of difference and to its overall coherence and signiﬁcance for the understanding of humanity as a whole.
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