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Published: 12 October 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375074-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7507-4
... attempts to survive the violent and economically precarious present. In addressing “counting Maya” in terms of census statistics and “what counts” as Maya, as in how many Mayan languages there are and what Mayan identity means more generally, the chapter introduces themes of quantity’s qualifications and...
Published: 12 October 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7507-4
... counts” as Maya, as in how many Mayan languages there are and what Mayan identity means more generally, the chapter introduces themes of quantity’s qualifications and relations between the individual and the aggregate. ...
Published: 13 September 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478005346-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0534-6
... revolution had been.3 By 34 Chapter two the nineteenth century, fossil fuel use had locked us into a high- energy society, in which we must continue to mobilize, transport, and use vast quantities of basic items. 4 These disruptions were widely felt across academic fields and popu lar culture, both as...
Published: 22 January 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012702-010
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1270-2
... by economic quantity is an advanced stage of what Adorno and Horkheimer meant by the culture industry. However, it is not simply that mediation and therefore intelligibility itself has become financialized but, rather, that media- tion and intelligibility have themselves become means of further...
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By Alex Blanchette
Published: 17 April 2020
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1204-7
... qualities of labor within factory farms, this one is about the cap i tal ist inability to limit the quantities of labor that have come to course through porcine forms. SURPLUS DEATH In her art proj ect Pig 05049 (2009), Christien Meindertsma tracks the long, essentially interminable death of a single hog...
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By Marc Becker
Published: 01 January 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012993-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1299-3
... involved in clandestine activities or the specific nature of their operations. The suppression of the identities of officers makes it exceed- ingly difficult to know how information was acquired or the qualifications of those who drafted agency reports. Anything related to the CIA or spy operations in...
Published: 11 January 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394587-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9458-7
... creativity is gov- erned by the profession itself.16 This phenomenon is described as “peer re- gard.” Andy C. Pratt argues that “peer regard works most effectively in fuzzy, fast- moving environments that are about ‘quality’ not ‘quantity’: industries driven by fashion and consumption changes are a...
Published: 17 April 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012047-016
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1204-7
..., one with bfg s palatant and another with a competitor s palatant, and vari ous par ameters are mea sured. They include which food the cat eats in greatest total quantity, the speed at which it eats, the first bowl it eats from, and the first bowl that it approaches. Another com pany, Diana Pet Foods...
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By Rosemary-Claire Collard
Published: 24 August 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012467-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1246-7
... qualification is possession (per industrium), which is an indication of sufficient power over the animal for the animal to be property. See Brantly (1891). 2 Biologists Dirzo et al. (2014) coined the term defaunation, seeking to capture more than extinction of species and to offer a term akin to de...
Published: 23 October 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012580-007
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1258-0
... reforms also reduced the quantity of base- level veterinary workers employed within the ahvs system. But when the curtailment of base- level ahvs veterinary ser vices left a vacuum in veterinary expertise, a new kind of informal, unlicensed vet emerged at places like the Xiaolan poultry egg market near...
Published: 05 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013204-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1320-4
... thought is aligned with particularity (the rivers rocks . . and above all with focusing on and preserving the infinite quantity of all particularities. 46 If Glissant relied in part on Benoit Mandelbrot s fractal geometry to arrive at archipelagic thinking s infinitely granulated view of the universe...
Published: 22 January 2021
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1270-2
... individual body the presumed continuity of the individual is riddled with contradictory and indeed unassimilable indicators; it means also that there exists in differing quantities and qualities cap i tal ist and noncapital- ist striations or sectors. Hallways of emptiness, but also hallways of love. Like...
Published: 03 January 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007432-007
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0743-2
... certified those animals according to U.S. law, which varied by the species of animal and the purposes for which the animal would be used in the United States.26 Providing a large number of consular posts, rather than trying to move large quantities of animals across at a few places, may have aided in...
Published: 15 May 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009214-008
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0921-4
... moment they are affirmed, which, however, is not a skepticism. It recognizes no other princi ple of evaluation than the pure relationship of attack and defense, the pure relationship of forces with no other qualification: Effectively, only risks exist, risks against which man, obeying his inherent law of...
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By Michael Jackson
Published: 23 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021384-020
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2138-4
... town. His poem ends: Food, drinks, in no small quantity as Kabala boasts the birth of another year, previous hopes dashed, new promises made. Such is life When Noah died in 2002, I took Kaimah under my wing and covered the costs of his tertiary education. But after Kaimah s graduation from Njala Uni...
Published: 06 November 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478002338-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0233-8
... which native Hawaiianness must be measured as a qualification for leasing 200,000 acres of land allotted to eligible native Hawaiians and held in trust by the U.S. government land originally belonging communally to Ka¯naka Maoli, or Native Hawaiians (Kauanui 2008, 1 66). Furthering the logic of...
Published: 13 September 2019
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0534-6
... remained in the uni- verse since creation. 27 Descartes defined the conserved quantity as mass times velocity (mv). Later, Gottfried Leibniz initiated a vigorous debate with Descartes by arguing that it was not motion (mv) that was con- served, but rather what Leibniz called vis viva, or living force...
Published: 23 August 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478005278-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0527-8
... warehouses, be reclaimed. To be properly historical, Adorno and Benjamin would be better served by claiming that children in capitalism develop a monopoly on the represen- tation of play, rather than positioning children as essentially playful. Such a qualification would allow for play and childhood to...
Published: 20 February 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384250-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8425-0
... of people also helped stimulate the spread of canned goods. By 1850, gold miners in northern California were eating large quantities of canned fish, shellfish, tomatoes, and peas. During 292 THE AUDIBLE PAST the Civil War, canning businesses thrived through U.S. government pa- tronage, as canning was...
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By Karen Barad
Published: 01 January 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822388128-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8812-8
... Cassidy in Physics Today, July 2002). 4 This quote from Michael Frayn is from his talk for the Niels Bohr Historical Archive s History of Science Seminar, November 19, 1999 (available on the archive s website). 5 Position and momentum are the quantities that Newton tells us are needed to predict the...