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Published: 01 January 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373605-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7360-5
Published: 01 January 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373605-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7360-5
... anthropological assemblages. The nature and operations of such assemblages are illustrated by means of four case studies: Baldwin Spencer’s exhibition in 1901 of the evolution of the Aboriginal throwing stick to the boomerang at the National Museum of Victoria, the life group that Franz Boas arranged for the Hall...
Book Chapter

By Aihwa Ong
Published: 07 October 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7364-3
..., trans-Asian genetic network. The assembled genetic data have permitted researchers to claim that a single human wave out of Africa populated the Asian continent, thus challenging an earlier anthropological model of a two-prong entry. By stirring affects of genetic pride, storytelling participates in a...
Published: 30 March 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375616-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7561-6
... This chapter introduces the main concerns and arguments of the book. It situates the objectives of the book in several theoretical areas that span cultural and linguistic anthropology, critical theory, and critical ethnic studies. It defines and situates the concept of “assemblage” in studies of...
Published: 07 October 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7364-3
... The prologue opens with the popular image of personal genetics in California as a contrast to the collective approach to genomic science in Singapore. It argues that a study of contemporary medical science in Asia should move beyond the binary West–Asia framework in medical anthropology. The...
Published: 09 March 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375654-013
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7565-4
..., tempos, materialities, and states of being. Such objects of analysis register the tactility and significance of something coming into form through an assemblage of affects, routes, conditions, sensibilities, and habits. ...
Published: 22 December 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374756-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7475-6
... than I thought [about them] myself.”9 With such imprecision in mind, let us turn to some examples of how such anthropological approaches to art might be applied to Zhang’s specifc artworks that, though often produced in series that are quite distinct in form and media, may be considered, as Zhang...
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373957-028
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7395-7
... the root of the nuance of real life. One person might call Dorchester Projects the best thing in the world because of their social anthropological take, and another person regards it as a pseudo-capitalist story. I hope that between those two messages we start to peel back...