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By Zoë H. Wool
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 04 November 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7509-8
... intimacy heteronormativity domesticity ordinary life sexuality ...
Book Chapter

By Zoë H. Wool
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 04 November 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375098-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7509-8
.../ordinary—a way of understanding that any form of ordinary life is always marked by things that seem extraordinary—as a category for thinking about experiences of violence. anthropology of violence ethics the ordinary ...
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 04 November 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375098-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7509-8
...—the conjugal couple—essential to living an ordinary life in the contemporary United States. The chapter conceives of these broader social forces through the rubric of intimacy, understood as a simultaneously political and personal affective sphere that links questions of masculinity, sexuality, and embodied...
Series: ANIMA: Critical Race Studies Otherwise
Published: 30 September 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027201-007
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2720-1
... This chapter explores the intersections of critical race studies and affect studies in order to place the ordinary life of racialized experience at the center of the affective turn. Additionally, the chapter focuses on the migration of critical race theory and queer feminist affect theory...
Published: 01 December 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027676-008
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2767-6
... This chapter describes the affects and poetics of uncanny conspiracy theory, especially UFO abduction. Drawing on ethnographic research, the chapter explores the interplay of ordinary life and consiuracy theory in the 1990s US Southwest through the trope of abduction. It explores how apophenia...
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By Sara Ahmed
Published: 13 January 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373377-013
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7337-7
... out of the struggle for an ordinary life, and how we can think of lesbian feminism as a willfulness archive assembled from the shattered pieces left behind from that struggle. The chapter offers a way of thinking of lesbian feminism as the building of a fragile shelter. It suggests that this fragility...
Series: ANIMA: Critical Race Studies Otherwise
Published: 30 September 2023
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2720-1
...Minor Feelings and the Sensorial Possibilities of Form This chapter explores the intersections of critical race studies and affect studies in order to place the ordinary life of racialized experience at the center of the affective turn. Additionally, the chapter focuses on the migration...
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 04 November 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375098-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7509-8
... This chapter is an ethnographic introduction to the space of life for injured soldiers and their family members. It conveys the unruliness of the injured body and the way it intrudes into daily life, requiring attention and disrupting the normative picture of what counts as ordinary. Examples...
Published: 13 January 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373377-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7337-7
... into a life question. It reflects on how lesbians come up against walls even when we appear to have been included by institutions such as marriage. It reflects on how lesbian feminism comes out of the struggle for an ordinary life, and how we can think of lesbian feminism as a willfulness archive assembled...
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By Christina Sharpe
Published: 21 October 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373452-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7345-2
... of wake work, as ways of seeing and imagining responses to the terror visited on Black life in the contemporary; the ways that Black people inhabit, are inhabited by, and refuse that terror as the totality of Black existence. The chapter ends with what Sharpe theorizes as an “ordinary note of care” among...
Book Chapter

By Zoë H. Wool
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 04 November 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375098-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7509-8
... The introduction queries what counts as ordinary and what counts as extraordinary in situations of life marked by violence, as well as who makes such designations and for what purpose. It outlines the general circumstances of injured soldiers at Walter Reed and offers historical context...
Series: ANIMA: Critical Race Studies Otherwise
Published: 30 September 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027201-022
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2720-1
... Berlant's day-to-day experiences in diary-like format albeit with the characteristic insights and turns of phrase that illuminate the ways that affect shapes encounters and episodes within and beyond the ordinary. frankness life/death poison alter worlds writing ...
Published: 01 December 2023
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2767-6
... and poetics of uncanny conspiracy theory, especially UFO abduction. Drawing on ethnographic research, the chapter explores the interplay of ordinary life and consiuracy theory in the 1990s US Southwest through the trope of abduction. It explores how apophenia—the desire to make connections—functions...
Series: Global and Insurgent Legalities
Published: 12 December 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027683-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2768-3
... The privatization of human rights reflects a prevailing ethical orientation that the chapter characterizes as “pernicious optimism.” The fetishism of abstract values facilitates disavowal of the ways in which ordinary law and economic policy condemn many to an untimely death. This is contrasted...
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By Margaret Randall
Published: 20 July 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375272-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7527-2
.... It reviews the author’s previous shorter works on her subject. Mixing first-person experience and personal anecdote with historic material, it presents a case for exploring in depth the life of an ordinary woman who became extraordinary, the choices she made, and how her suicide kept her from being...
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By Tanja Petrović
Series: Theory in Forms
Published: 15 March 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027805-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-9378-7
... This chapter discusses the army uniform, its difference-erasing capacity, and the ways it structured life in the liminal space of military bases and governed soldiers’ paths and interactions in the towns and cities in which they served. It looks at the concrete effects of military uniform...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 07 April 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373186-037
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7318-6
...Interlude<subtitle>Nostalgia and Its Discontents</subtitle> Since at least the second half of the nineteenth century, writers and commentators as well as ordinary people constructed an idealized representation of old, colonial Lima as a city of beauty, charm, and prosperity. Even life among...
Published: 01 January 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375814-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7581-4
... Hume contended that reason has no motive force. It is powerless without the activation and orienting of affect. Sympathy and passion are creative powers inventive of life tendencies and potentials. Hume, however, confines affect to the pain/pleasure duality. Here, a logic of experiential...
Published: 17 February 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373360-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7336-0
...Ordinary Oil Oil could have developed differently. Absent some contingencies, the substance might have entered history as a moral category—at least, in Trinidad. The man who tipped the scales was the island’s most influential German immigrant. Born in Ulm in 1813, Conrad Friedrich Stollmeyer...
Published: 29 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375456-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7545-6
... are integrated by a common concern for buen vivir, living well, a motif that expresses the pragmatic turn to a more proportional scale of life and the rejection of the centralized Leninist-Statist approaches that have characterized both the left and the right over the past century. At the heart...