Habitable Air

March 2023

Experimenting with Failure: Insights from Charlotte Bruckermann’s Recent Article on China’s Environmental Policies

In a recent article titled “The pragmatism of continual failure: environmental policy as experimentation in China,” Charlotte Bruckermann (University of Cologne and Senior Researcher: Habitable Air) sheds light on the issue of air pollution in China and the failure of environmental policies to address its detrimental effects on citizens’ health. The article examines the perspectives …

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Industrial Toxicity and Air Pollution in South Durban: Exploring the Link with Asthma through the Habitable Air Project

Asthma is an incredibly complex disease that is often overlooked and understudied, particularly in South Africa and generally in the Global South. In South Africa, the story of asthma is deeply entwined with industrial toxicity and air pollution that increase the burden of having this disease. As an ethnographic study, it is crucial to understand …

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New Special Issue Explores Egalitarian Thought and Dynamics in Modern Society

A new series of articles delving into the concept of egalitarianism has been published, exploring its various dynamics and how it has shaped human history. The articles are published in Volume 66: Issue 3 of Social Analysis and titled: Egalitarian Life and Life Forms: Ethnographic Perspectives on Political Experimentation. Authored by a diverse group of …

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