The Familiar Strange · Ep #101: When Anthropology Strikes Back: Strikes & Casualisation in Academia This week we’re back for a really important panel. This week, Familiar Strangers Lachlan, Sean, Kath and Claire gather to discuss casualisation of academic jobs and the effects that strikes can have on workers rights. Some of the strangers are … Continue reading Ep #101: When Anthropology Strikes Back: Strikes & Casualisation in Academia
We’re back this week with a great interview with Frank Pasquale! The Familiar Strange · Ep #100 The laws of Robotics & Anti-Trust Frank Pasquale on AI Law & Multidisciplinary Interactions Familiar Stranger Emma sits down with Frank Pasquale from Brooklyn Law School. Frank is also currently co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of Cross-Disciplinary Research in … Continue reading Ep #100 The laws of Robotics & Anti-Trust Laws: Frank Pasquale on AI Law & Multidisciplinary Interactions
Author: Michael Dunford is currently a PhD Candidate at the School of Culture History and Language. His research asks how how agrarian economies and agrarian ecologies intersect with the politics of ethno-racial difference in mainland Southeast Asia. Prior to his time at ANU, Michael was a social science instructor at the Parami Institute in Yangon, … Continue reading Purity, Danger, and Handwashing
As scholars and investigators of conspiracy theory communities have noted, people who cling to these ideas long after they have been demonstrated to be factually false tend to do so for two reasons. One, because the conspiracy theory links them to a community of supportive, like-minded “others” among whom they feel a deep sense of belonging. And two, because it allows them to maintain an identity as the kind of person who knows and understands how the world “really works”.