Souciant

Lots of good stuff in Souciant magazine lately, including:

Palestine in Africa

AFRICA / GEOGRAPHIES

Palestine in Africa

by Emanuel Stoakes on Nov 7, 2012 

Military occupations bring certain themes to mind: human rights abuses; poverty; crowded refugee camps, and so on. Geographic references are equally synonymous: Palestine, Kashmir or West Papua, to cite the most recent example. Rarely, if ever, is the miserable situation in the sparsely-populated province of Western Sahara cited. More»

Food for Foreigners

EUROPE / GEOGRAPHIES

Food for Foreigners

by Joel Schalit on Nov 1, 2012 

The Imam was optimistic. ”This is a step forward for integration too’,” he bragged to ANSA, the Italian state news agency. The reason? The first halal mozzarella had been certified by religious authorities. Henceforth, Italian Muslims would be able to consume one of Italy’s most popular food products, in full accordance with their religious beliefs. More»

The Best Water Skier in Luxembourg

BOOKS / READS

The Best Water Skier in Luxembourg

by Danielle Sottosanti on Oct 24, 2012 

Souciant contributor Keith Kahn-Harris’s The Best Water Skier in Luxembourg is part of a “crowdfunding” model of book publishing by the U.K.-based Unbound. Through Unbound, readers decide which book projects they want to see completed by financially backing it chapter-by-chapter. More»

Produce in Berlin

FIELD RECORDINGS / SOUND

Produce in Berlin

by Boombox on Oct 18, 2012 

Germany’s capital is not synonymous with fresh produce. If Berlin has any edible signifiers, it’s prepared foods, like doner kebab, and currywurst.  Try and link the city to fruit and vegetables, and residents will shake their heads and mutter something about Spain or Italy. Or, in the case of street markets in less fortunate neighborhoods, China. More»

Gentrifying Turin

HOOD / TRAVEL

Gentrifying Turin

by Randomizer on Oct 11, 2012 

Whenever European cities decide to renew themselves, they tend to look to American models: Austin, Texas; Portland, Oregon. Even San Francisco, despite the fact that the California city has long since stopped being an alternative urban area, in the same way more affordable towns like Portland remain.More»

Pakistani Vampire Religion

ASIA / GEOGRAPHIES

Pakistani Vampire Religion

by Nauman Naqvi on Oct 10, 2012 

In the pogrom-like atmosphere gathering apace in Pakistan, the religious majority – Sunni Muslims – do not perceive that what is at stake is not an ‘altruistic’ concern for weak, insignificant minorities. The market, and its partner nationalism, make us think that ‘conscience’ is reserved for exceptional moments of humanitarianism, rather than being part of everyday life. More»

About bengidley

Senior Lecturer at the School of Social Science, History and Philosophy at Birkbeck, University of London. View all posts by bengidley

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