13 November 2018

The use and uselessness of agricultural revolutions

Popular anthropology has recently questioned assumptions about the role of farming in the emergence of the bureaucratic state and the inevitable connection between inequality and urban life. But while it is important to challenge doctrines of civilizational development, their origins must also be examined if conventional knowledge and its blind spots are not to be reproduced.

Only in en

Europe’s leading cultural magazines at your fingertips

Recommended tags

Review

Aimless faffing and similar practices

‘Wespennest’ offers help; ‘Vikerkaar’ gets bored; ‘Critique & Humanism’ examines the narrative of Russian meddling; ‘2000’ remembers the ’68 that never was; and ‘Multitudes’ discusses blockchain and the end of capitalism.

Emblems of cultural superiority

‘Merkur’ slaughters some holy cows; ‘Mittelweg 36’ charts the grey zone of sexual violence; ‘Revista Crítica’ discusses calcio and the history of fascism; ‘Ny Tid’ tells of tinned fruit and the Weltschmerz of Generation Y; and ‘New Humanist’ says don’t #DeleteFacebook.

On the rocks

‘Osteuropa’ places Hungary and Poland under the knife; ‘Soundings’ says ’68 wasn’t to blame for what came next; ‘Glänta’ notes similarities, differences and things in between; ‘Samtiden’ returns to #MeToo; and ‘Varlik’ celebrates 85 years of cultural journalism.

Video

Daniel Cohn-Bendit and Claus Leggewie: Europe first!

Most read

Latest

More essays