Sightings Articles

White man holding Holy Bible while gesturing toward seated figure

Religion and media | Failure | Film | capitalism

Selling the Gospel of Positive Thinking

It's the everyday nature of the failures in "Salesman," a film about Bible salesmen, that makes the film so powerful and relatable....

October 5, 2023

jihad | eco-socialism | capitalism | Islamic-left politics | Indonesia

Jihad Against Capitalism: FNKSDA and the Islamic Eco-socialist Movement in Indonesia

A group of environmental activists in Indonesia see Islamic values as necessitating a struggle for socialism....

June 23, 2022
Candle burning at both ends

Rituals | Spirituality | capitalism | secularism

The Meanings that Make Us

The limits of creative agency in ritual...

September 24, 2020

Beirut explosion | Islam | Christianity | charity | capitalism

The Donation Dilemma

Charity in the aftermath of the Beirut Explosion...

September 17, 2020

Anti-Semitism | capitalism | Judaism | spiv | United Kingdom

The Figure of the Spiv

On October 20th, the House of Commons of the United Kingdom voted to strip Sir Philip Green of his knighthood. The vote is not binding, as the Honours Forfeiture Committee has final say in these matters, but the debate regarding the motion was an occ...

December 8, 2016