Practicing Agro-forestry in Combuyo, Bolivia.

It has been a whirlwind of a summer with lots of fieldwork, conferences and consultancy projects. As a result, this blog has been rather quiet! The start of the academic year is approaching fast, so Iā€™m taking advantage of the relative quiet to post a few updates here. This summer, my post-doctoral research on the… Continue reading Practicing Agro-forestry in Combuyo, Bolivia.

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Of hegemony and halal ā€“ A talk on the globalisation of kosher and halal meat by John Lever

[Heads-up: this blog contains some information about the specific ways through which animals are killed, focusing on both kosher/halal and Western/industrial practices] Last week, I attended a talk organised by the Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research (CRESR) on the globalisation of halal and kosher meat. Researcher John Lever (University of Huddersfield) began his… Continue reading Of hegemony and halal ā€“ A talk on the globalisation of kosher and halal meat by John Lever

Interdisciplinary Perspectives: A Reflection

This post reflects on the politics of doing inter-disciplinary research. What kinds of obstacles does knowledge production in inter-disciplinary fashion face? Can we take the value of inter-disciplinary research for granted? Is the objective of integrative research to produce a 'smooth story' or is space retained for contestation and divergence?