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Series: Sign, Storage, Transmission
Published: 15 March 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478004479-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0447-9
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By The Project on Vegas
Published: 07 September 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7523-4
... constructed nature artificial plants nature and technology branding nature climate change in Vegas ...
Published: 07 September 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375234-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7523-4
..., where the ability to create believable simulacra of natural forms tests our ability to distinguish the real from the fake. Newer hotel-casinos have responded to a more global and upscale clientele by foregoing corporeal nature in favor of technological displays that convey the idea of nature...
Series: Experimental Futures
Published: 22 April 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374190-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7419-0
... Hormonal menstrual suppression, as a chemical means of choosing nature, is a peculiar kind of purification, situated within a Bahian esthetic preference for artificiality. The conclusion engages with anthropological debates on the tension between biological contingency and technological...
Series: a Cultural Politics Book
Published: 01 January 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373476-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7347-6
.... The last two chapters set out to find a path to climb out of this slough of despond. Chapter 3 historicizes the construction of the contemporary condition in successive historical process identified here as environmentalization (of nature, technology, and data). It proposes that economic, political...
Published: 18 April 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373629-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7362-9
..., Solomon-Godeau argues, can be categorized as landscape, much less “nature.” Rather, such imagery belonged more often to a nineteenth-century category of the “view,” or to categories of topographic documentation or touristic souvenirs. Solomon-Godeau traces the technological developments and social shifts...
Published: 18 April 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373629-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7362-9
... In this essay, Solomon-Godeau continues her investigation of the epistemological, ethical, and political problem of documentary. She examines how changing technologies have affected truth claims in various manifestations of “documentary” photography. Such an inquiry requires distinguishing...
Published: 01 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375494-021
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7549-4
... A critical first step in denaturalizing the category of voice entails understanding the common and naturalized meanings “voice” has in English, and by extension, in the Euro-Western context. While the sonorous and material aspects of voice typically serve as the constitutive outside when “voice...
Series: Experimental Futures
Published: 22 April 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374190-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7419-0
... of modernity, emblematized by a move out of nature made possible through technological intervention. Contemporary discussions of menstrual suppression center on whether menstruation is a defining feature of female bodies. Such assessments allude to an imagined human evolutionary past of fewer menstrual...
Series: Objects/Histories
Published: 05 February 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374602-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7460-2
... the technological revolution. Rather, the indexical nature of the photographic imprint shares ontological immediacies with originary Ancestral imprintation, conjoining in her work, to command a new revelatory potency. The mediatory capacities of the digital allow the real work of tradition to reveal itself...
Series: ANIMA
Published: 01 January 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373827-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7382-7
... of the generative effects of both ecological damage and its proposed remedies. Each ravaged ecosystem, each technological triumph, each bold new synthesis of Nature pulls creatures into new forms of connection, as compelling as any that shadowed futures past. Twenty-first-century animism blurs the boundaries...
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374824-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7482-4
... This chapter examines some of the ways in which sound unfolds in time, from the fundamental nature of sound as a perishable, passing event to the present perfect of sounds as memory traces and the ways in which technologies of recording or “fixation” have changed our relationship to sonic...
Published: 03 February 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373414-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7341-4
... Chapter 2 continues the opposition between the visible “moment of death” and the nebulous process of dying by examining long-term chronicles of natural dying. This documentary practice gained traction through the rise of analog video and then digital video. With newly affordable and user...
Series: Improvisation, Community, and Social Practice
Published: 04 March 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374497-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7449-7
...” in many ways: from ablest myths of “normal” hearing, to social lines drawn between ability and disability that become naturalized in the built environment, making it difficult to bring artists and audiences with disabilities and artists and audiences without disabilities together; to experimental sound...
Published: 15 May 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375463-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7546-3
... In this chapter, the author examines the ways that surveillance technologies work to discipline different bodies paying particular attention to race and gender. The author focuses on the Shafia murders in Canada as iconized in the mainstream media as honor killings and argues...
Published: 25 March 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374633-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7463-3
..., and responsibility raised in the introduction in the iconic figure of the self-sacrificial mother, this chapter traces their consequences for how transplant has come to matter as both practice and idea. What emerges is a pervasive discourse that proudly posed la familia mexicana as kind of cultural technology...
Published: 09 March 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375654-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7565-4
... Since Writing Culture, writing culture has gone through at least three time warps, psychodynamics, and writing technologies: pen, camera, digitization. Cultural anthropology has gone through shifts in building porosities first with the humanities, then the media, and lately emergent biological...
Published: 13 May 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374213-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7421-3
... to monogamy, one that accounts for its histories, contexts of intelligibility, and embodied realities. The book’s central questions are outlined: What is the relationship between how we imagine social belonging and how we understand human nature? What modes of conceptualization might enable new forms of being...
Published: 22 July 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374275-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7427-5
... This chapter uses political cartoons and ethnographic interviews to document the racialized depiction of Indian IT workers. These sources show the multifaceted nature of the discussion of race in public. Indian programmers are ambivalent subjects between Turkish guest workers and Afro-German...
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 04 November 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375098-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7509-8
... dislocations of U.S. wars abroad; the possibility that the violence of war can be overcome by the technological promise of rehabilitation; the problematic and essential nature of the injured soldier’s masculinity; the rendering of war injuries as affecting both the body and the mind; the simultaneous...