PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review‘s second virtual edition, Reflections from Occupied Worlds, is available online. It is accessible through this site or directly from the Wiley Online Library. Users have free access to all 6 articles through December 31, 2012. As always, the authors’ postscripts are available are free to access.
It marks the one-year anniversary of the Occupy Movement with a collection of essays and postscripts that comment on the challenges of pursuing social justice and activism alongside anthropological inquiry. Using articles that predate the U.S.-based movement, the articles highlight how anthropologists have studied spaces of occupation and activism and the struggles within them. They take readers to North America, the Middle East, Ireland and Ecuador, addressing questions and tensions around anthropology and activism along the way.
An interview with Budi Hernawan, a research fellow at University of Indonesia, Depok, and Eben Kirksey, author of Freedom in Entangled Worlds: West Papua and the Architecture of Global Power, rounds out the issue.