27.01.20

Sanitation worker health, safety and wellbeing: Reflections from the UK and India

By Sally Cawood and CS Sharada Prasad  “Just because something is visible doesn’t mean it is seen” (CS Sharada Prasad, December 2019) Hazardous and degrading forms of sanitation work, such as manual scavenging, persist in many countries around the world. Within India, Bangladesh and across South Asia, the cleaning, emptying and management of human waste […]

21.11.19

What does your language mean to you? Language, identity and belonging

It is interesting to work in the area of multilingualism in a country famous for its monolingual position in the world.

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04.09.19

Podcast: The past shapes the future: a conservation conversation

Nature is vital. The implications of this seemingly simple statement become very complex very quickly: what kind of nature are we trying to conserve?

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13.08.19

Indigenous Urbanisation in Latin America

By Aiko Ikemura Amaral (UFMG, Brazil), Philipp Horn (University of Sheffield, UK) and Desiree Poets (Virginia Tech, US).  This blog was originally published by the Institute of Latin America Studies. We are living in an increasingly urban world and indigenous peoples are no exception to this trend. In a context of urbanisation, indigeneity does not […]

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07.08.19

Decolonising development: SIID perspectives

The decolonial turn in social sciences, strengthened by phenomena like the Rhodes Must Fall movement is growing. The challenge of decolonising requires us to move beyond our current framings, ways of thinking and doing things.

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07.08.19

Decolonising the environment: race, rationalities and crises

Blog by Adeniyi Asiyanbi Colonialism was a thoroughly environmental project. And the environment remains dangerously colonial today at a time of significant environmental crises. From the plundering of resources for imperial expansion to the constitution of the colonies as the playground of Western environmentalism; from imposition of the ideas of ‘wilderness’ on landscapes to the […]

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