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Series: Post-Contemporary Interventions
Published: 29 December 1999
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8112-9
...Early Encounters<subtitle>The Question of (In)commensurability</subtitle> ...
Published: 25 May 2018
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7195-3
...(IN)COMMENSURABILITY ...
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 04 February 2022
DOI: 10.1215/9781478022282-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2228-2
Book Chapter

By Paul Kockelman
... ecotourism replacement measurement NGOs commensuration ...
Book Chapter

By Paul Kockelman
... equivalence commensuration translation portability parasite ...
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374596-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7459-6
... for people, objects, and activities to change from being equivalent (via the local system of replacement) to being commensurate (via the money-making opportunities initiated by ecotourism). And it tracks how local ontologies, and the values embedded therein, enable and constrain the recoding of such values...
Published: 22 July 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374275-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7427-5
.... Putting jokes and gifts together suggests another reading of the gift—as a material instantiation of the problem of commensuration. Both jokes and gifts help commensurate the dictates of work and the demands of middle-class identity. The chapter argues that jokes help ease the racial division of labor...
Book Chapter

By Sareeta Amrute
Published: 22 July 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374275-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7427-5
... on the gift as a site to think through contemporary capitalism and its alternatives, jokes have been given less attention. Putting jokes and gifts together suggests another reading of the gift—as a material instantiation of the problem of commensuration. Both jokes and gifts help commensurate the dictates...
Series: a John Hope Franklin Center Book
Published: 14 October 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373612-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7361-2
... This chapter takes the post-9/11 resurfacing and overdetermination of “imperialism” as a moment to identify and question the assumptions that inform comparisons and commensurabilities of imperial practices. What counts as imperial in these evocations of empire, and how are they to be compared...
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374596-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7459-6
... and ecotourists’ actual experiences, demonstrating how different kinds of values (such as morality and money) and distinct forms of personhood (such as villagers and tourists) were and were not made commensurate. materiality intersubjectivity ecotourism NGOs conservation ...
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374596-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7459-6
... that the “functioning” of such paths is best understood in terms of their capacity to fail. It focuses on the ways such paths were created, distributed, and regimented during fieldwork, as instigated by the NGO as much as by villagers. equivalence commensuration translation portability parasite ...
Published: 09 March 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375869-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7586-9
... or utilitarian concerns. However, the environmental mitigation strategies of the mining company rest on a logic of equivalence that makes the consequences of mining activity seem commensurable with the company’s environmental management plans. Equivalences shift the focus of discussion toward technical solutions...
Published: 10 June 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374251-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7425-1
... to trans-Asian, cosmopolitan ideal. The film tells the story of an involuntary, Buddhist-coded seeing that occurs when a Hong Kong woman receives a corneal transplant from a Chinese Thai woman. It is through this motif of prosthesis that the film gauges the commensurability of Chineseness across Southeast...
Book Chapter

By Fabiana Li
Published: 09 March 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7586-9
... and landscapes through relations that encompassed, but were not reducible to, economic or utilitarian concerns. However, the environmental mitigation strategies of the mining company rest on a logic of equivalence that makes the consequences of mining activity seem commensurable with the company’s environmental...
Series: a John Hope Franklin Center Book
Published: 14 October 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7361-2
...Recursions in a Colonial Mode This chapter takes the post-9/11 resurfacing and overdetermination of “imperialism” as a moment to identify and question the assumptions that inform comparisons and commensurabilities of imperial practices. What counts as imperial in these evocations of empire...