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Series: The Lewis Henry Morgan Lectures
Published: 04 August 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478024538-010
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2453-8
... The chapter recounts fieldwork at the Hinsdale Wave Laboratory at Oregon State University, home of the world's largest tsunami simulation basin. It is concerned with what wave science looks like in the lab as scientists make scaled-down replicas of real-world waves. Wave tanks, using water...
Series: Science and Cultural Theory
Published: 13 August 2007
DOI: 10.1215/9780822390244-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9024-4
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By Stefan Helmreich
Series: The Lewis Henry Morgan Lectures
Published: 04 August 2023
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2453-8
... Netherlands domestication environmental infrastructure coastal engineering scale models ...
Series: The Lewis Henry Morgan Lectures
Published: 04 August 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478024538-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2453-8
..., domesticated, and made into allies in sculpting resilient environmental infrastructure. The chapter introduces, in miniature, recurring themes that have to do with the historical matrices out of which wave science arrives, with folklore, record keeping, physical scale models, computer simulations, remote...
Series: The Lewis Henry Morgan Lectures
Published: 04 August 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478024538-011
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2453-8
... everything from scale-model wave tanks to computer-generated imagery (CGI) and explicates how they enable waves' narrative purposes and effects. Towering waves in film have operated as emblems of the elemental power of cosmic, inhuman, arbitrary forces; the return of the social-environmental repressed...
Series: Experimental Futures
Published: 07 August 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375630-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7563-0
... This chapter examines forms of animation that rely on practitioners’ moving bodies. It foregrounds the affectively charged gestural choreographies that shape communication about molecular movements in research, teaching, and wider cultural contexts, including a large-scale 1972 choreography...
Series: Experimental Futures: Technological Lives, Scientific Arts, Anthropological Voices
Published: 17 November 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027669-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2766-9
... and Kristen, his prospective successor, have worked to position their work in Date Creek to highlight the provincial government’s failure to manage its infrastructures along the temporal scales relevant to climate change. Like the Gitxsan house groups whose title claims to the land in question are still...
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By Natasha Myers
Series: Experimental Futures
Published: 07 August 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7563-0
... molecular movements in research, teaching, and wider cultural contexts, including a large-scale 1972 choreography on a football field at Stanford, and the recent Dance Your PhD contests. In these contexts, practitioners become kinesthetic proxies for the molecular phenomena they model. They run “body...
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By Grace Lavery
Published: 26 January 2024
EISBN: 978-1-4780-5913-4
...Formula The introductory essay sets up a series of short fragments concerning the American sitcom from the 1940s through the 2010s. It argues that the genre effectuated a complex, subtle, and arguably unrivaled-in-scale change in American attitudes and therefore in the attitudes of those...
Published: 29 April 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374510-018
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7451-0
... Summing up insights from the Annotating Art’s Histories series, which introduced methods for the comparative study of modernism on a global scale, this chapter argues that problems of presentism and inclusionism that preserve monocultural narratives of modern art can best be overcome by taking...
Published: 08 December 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027560-007
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2756-0
... Scaling up the narrative's scope, chapter 6 examines how postwar US agents of rural development, public health, and education began eyeing Bolivia as a good testing ground for its experiment in the “soft power” of informal empire. Washington's early experiments in rural extension education...
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By Aihwa Ong
Published: 07 October 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7364-3
... a first-ever, trans-Asian genetic network. The assembled genetic data have permitted researchers to claim that a single human wave out of Africa populated the Asian continent, thus challenging an earlier anthropological model of a two-prong entry. By stirring affects of genetic pride, storytelling...
Published: 19 January 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027690-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2769-0
... the key principles for “doing the work”; we also build a sense of how these principles are bigger than WWAV, in historical and geographic scale. WWAV makes worlds—worlds that connect deeply and radically, worlds that heal across generations. By listening to our foremothers’ stories, we learn what it meant...
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By Eric Drott
Published: 29 December 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027874-007
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2787-4
... The epilogue considers interventions that seek to respond to the difficulties music communities face in the age of streaming. These include increasing minimum payout rates; changing revenue share models; developing platform cooperatives; transforming platforms into public utilities; among others...
Series: Improvisation, Community, and Social Practice
Published: 03 March 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7401-5
... for clarity in theorizing the heterogeneity, the different scales and orders of music’s social mediation. But the social dimensions of music have also come to the fore in musicology in the past decade. A second goal of the chapter is to put this thinking into dialogue with the influential recent concepts...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-141
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... The right-wing fury and the regionalist revolt that accompanied the drafting of Bolivia’s new constitution, between 2006 and 2008, brought on a full-scale political crisis that threatened to fracture the nation. After winning a popular referendum on his government in August 2008, President Evo...
Published: 23 February 2024
EISBN: 978-1-4780-5924-0
.... It traces how biocommunicability jumps scale as health communication programs are exported from the United States, Europe, and such international agencies as the World Health Organization to low- and middle-income countries and underserved populations, often producing denigrating diagnoses...
Published: 29 April 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374510-015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7451-0
... of separatist tendencies that compound neglect of aesthetics in diasporic practices, it is argued that the visual culture model most relevant to intercultural conversations among artists such as Romare Bearden and Pablo Picasso, or Jasper Johns and David Hammons, is one that takes account of Fanon’s analysis...
Published: 29 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375456-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7545-6
... social movements, reconfiguring the Kantian trope of abstract citizenship into a model for concrete collective action, and abandoning the Hegelian premise that people cannot govern themselves. Both autonomous and integrated into a complex territoriality, these diverse, often divergent movements...
Published: 29 April 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7545-6
... into a model for concrete collective action, and abandoning the Hegelian premise that people cannot govern themselves. Both autonomous and integrated into a complex territoriality, these diverse, often divergent movements are integrated by a common concern for buen vivir, living well, a motif that expresses...