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Published: 23 February 2024
EISBN: 978-1-4780-5931-8
... anthropology of exchange natural contract traps gifts ...
Published: 23 February 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478059318-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-5931-8
... This chapter lays out a path for imagining an anthropology of the natural contract. It does so by staging a conversation between Michel Serres’s writings on parasites and symbiotic ontologies and anthropological theories of exchange and by exploring the complex entrapments between the nature...
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By Amitava Kumar
Published: 24 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375395-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7539-5
... This personal essay tells the story of the discovery of reading. It uses A. K. Ramanujan’s short story “Annayya’s Anthropology” and other Indian fiction to discuss books from India and Pakistan as commodities exchanged for wheat from the U.S. under the PL 480 library program. Reading PL...
Published: 22 March 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478059349-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-5934-9
... The introduction presents anthropological theories of value and exchange from Karl Marx, Marcel Mauss, and more recent authors such as David Graeber and Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing and considers their relevance to the study of cultural production and consumption, especially with respect to music...
Published: 23 February 2024
EISBN: 978-1-4780-5931-8
...Of Parasites and Contracts This chapter lays out a path for imagining an anthropology of the natural contract. It does so by staging a conversation between Michel Serres’s writings on parasites and symbiotic ontologies and anthropological theories of exchange and by exploring the complex...
...Andean Tribute, Migration, and Trade<subtitle>Remapping the Boundaries of Ethnicity and Exchange</subtitle> ...
...Negotiating the Meanings of Market Exchange<subtitle>Community and Hierarchy in Three Andean Contexts</subtitle> ...
Published: 23 February 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478059318-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-5931-8
... Anthropologists have given copious attention to problems of exchange, of giving and receiving. Yet problems of taking, unequal accumulation, secret storage, predation, and refusal to share are no less central to social life. This is certainly the case among Jordanian Bedouin, whose notions...
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By Tom Özden-Schilling
Series: Experimental Futures: Technological Lives, Scientific Arts, Anthropological Voices
Published: 17 November 2023
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2766-9
... afterlives archives blockades intergenerational exchange ...
Published: 01 January 1995
DOI: 10.1215/9780822379867-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7986-7
Published: 01 January 1995
DOI: 10.1215/9780822379867-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7986-7
Published: 01 January 1995
DOI: 10.1215/9780822379867-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7986-7
Series: Experimental Futures: Technological Lives, Scientific Arts, Anthropological Voices
Published: 22 September 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027270-009
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2727-0
... Taking the example of the contested ownership of Kennewick Man (a prehistoric skeleton found in Washington state) as a focus of discussion, the chapter addresses the challenges of developing exchanges between cultures as a counter to the noncivilization of science. It considers the ecologically...
Book Chapter

By Tom Özden-Schilling
Series: Experimental Futures: Technological Lives, Scientific Arts, Anthropological Voices
Published: 17 November 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027669-007
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2766-9
... have repositioned Wet’suwet’en researchers as potential saviors in the disputes, I speculate about how new generations of activists may see their own lives take shape around the elusive promises of rural research. afterlives archives blockades intergenerational exchange ...
Series: Latin America Otherwise
Published: 10 March 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374923-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7492-3
... This chapter argues that eighteenth-century petitions to the Spanish Crown for the right to settle southern Texas and northern Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, and Tamaulipas, as well as Spanish military officers' letters exchanged during the midcentury Comanche war in northern Texas, produced...
Book Chapter

By Amitava Kumar
Published: 24 April 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7539-5
...Reading This personal essay tells the story of the discovery of reading. It uses A. K. Ramanujan’s short story “Annayya’s Anthropology” and other Indian fiction to discuss books from India and Pakistan as commodities exchanged for wheat from the U.S. under the PL 480 library program...