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Published: 26 February 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021308-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2130-8
... audiovisual montage. We see a series of black- and- white images of the skyline, a neon sign reading Manhattan, the Empire Diner, vari ous quaint street corners, snow- covered streets, lovers on a rooftop, and a crescendo of fireworks, all scored to the soaring notes of Ira Gersh win s Rhapsody in Blue...
Published: 09 March 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375654-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7565-4
... If ethnography is the writing of life in its varied worlds, what forms must it take in addressing itself to the escalating and varied forms of mass death? This chapter explores the death of form(s) as an analogue for writing about mass death. It revisits a vexed conjuncture between ethnography...
Published: 16 October 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012641-018
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1264-1
... in the world. What Is Academic Book Publishing? Academic publishing is that slice of the large and varied publishing world dedi- cated to books geared to higher education. There are many kinds of academic publications: textbooks, short introductions, handbooks, reference guides, collections of essays, readers...
Series: Global Insecurities
Published: 31 January 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007517-010
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0751-7
... prescribe, what media reports, and what everyday conversations connote. It entails a practice of being prepared for multiple, disparate dispositions; of finding a way to be implicated in vari ous scenarios and proj ects without making unequivocal personal commitments. Here the uncertainty is productive...
Published: 17 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373094-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7309-4
...: Scientific cultures manifestly vary over time and space. If their aim is to provide reliable knowledge about the material world in which one lives, then, to the extent to which those worlds are stable, continuous, and connected, judgment about the effectiveness, adequacy, or utility of different answers...
Series: Global Insecurities
Published: 06 December 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007135-024
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0713-5
...S E C T I O N I V. T H E E M OT I O N A L L I F E O F M I L I TA R I S M Compiled by C A T H E R I N E L U T Z Introduction People in every social formation and historical epoch emerge with distinc- tive subjectivities, and the vari ous forms that militarism has taken addition- ally shape those...
Series: ANIMA: Critical Race Studies Otherwise
Published: 26 February 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012481-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1248-1
... its workings. We approach meat as politics, a site for transnational flows, colonial cir cuits, and varied mediated significations of gender, race, and class. Draw- ing from colonial and postcolonial studies, transnational analy sis, feminist science studies, queer theory, critical race theory...
Published: 16 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012986-020
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1298-6
... persuasions we have excluded.1 With Rousseau s statement as a point of departure, we conceive of a kind of civil religion in the context of Chinese history. Scholars of religion have long debated whether the term religion is a suitable one in discussing the vari ous forms of belief systems found in diverse...
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By Janet Carsten
Series: The Lewis Henry Morgan Lectures
Published: 26 July 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478005698-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0569-8
..., a special cup that was a souvenir for regular donors from another hospital. He carefully unwrapped these vari ous artifacts from document cases, envelopes, and boxes and displayed them in response to my interest, while lamenting the loss of an inscribed donor s T- shirt, a reward from one blood bank...
Series: Black Outdoors: Innovations in the Poetics of Study
Published: 18 May 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012023-023
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1202-3
... at global domination but also about the continuous refusal of that domination by vari ous global forces since its inception. Significantly, diaspora is about the making of meaningful lives within the context of Euro- Western Enlightenment and modernity both as products of it and crucially as resignifiers...
Published: 01 January 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822372370-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7237-0
... adepts? And isn t it true that building love, joy, and creativity into our lives, here as any- where else, is a profoundly liberating and decolonizing practice?1 As a thinker I want to think through vari ous media, including art. As a writer, I want to create through vari ous forms of thought...
Published: 17 March 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7309-4
...: Scientific cultures manifestly vary over time and space. If their aim is to provide reliable knowledge about the material world in which one lives, then, to the extent to which those worlds are stable, continuous, and connected, judgment about the effectiveness, adequacy, or utility of different answers...
Published: 24 April 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009160-035
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0916-0
... exercises, they learn to appreciate vari ous types of anthropological writings, be it peer- reviewed articles, book chapters, or monographs. However, it is the pro cess of writing up fieldwork experiences that confronts anthropologists in the making with the intricacies of writing. The less you have written...
Published: 16 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012986-015
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1298-6
... of identity. This identity was built on a common local ritual tradition, the worship of gods and ancestors, the cele bration of yearly festivals, and vari- ous ways to foretell the future and drive away evil spirits.13 Overmyer s view was representative of many con temporary Western schol- ars who study...
Published: 24 April 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009160-033
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0916-0
... by intellectual crosswinds. I ve been lucky in this area, and my experiences with dual- authored papers are among the most reward- ing I ve had as a writer. But what about papers with five, six, or more authors? Such experiences will vary tremendously depending on the nature of the participants, their 174 Matt...
Series: Global Insecurities
Published: 06 December 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007135-046
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0713-5
... but humanitarian. These debates regarding the relationship between humanitarian action and the use of force are as old as humanitarianism itself, but in the last de cade of the last century they became a point of controversy among humanitarian organ izations. . . . Although vari ous events over the 1990s reflected...
Published: 30 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013082-017
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1308-2
... in informal- sector e- waste recycling.1 Indeed, until then, electronic waste like other solid waste in the country was managed by a complex network of actors engaged in the legally ambiguous work of breaking down obsolete electronic equipment, then reselling, refurbishing, recycling, and disposing of vari...
Published: 23 August 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007098-008
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0709-8
..., they offer one way of organ izing the thinking tools that people take into varying intersectional proj ects. My argument in this chapter concerning re- lationality within intersectionality is speculative and provisional. It is meant to spark dialogue about intersectionality s paradigmatic thinking namely...
Published: 17 March 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7309-4
... associated with each pole. Perhaps from that history we can glean lessons of use to the project of this book. This chapter suggests the following: Scientific cultures manifestly vary over time and space. If their aim is to provide reliable knowledge about the material world in which one lives...
Published: 09 October 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012689-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1268-9
... racialization appears throughout my proj ect to refer to the vari- ous pro cesses of race- making I discuss here. I use this term to distinguish the pro cesses of race- making from their end product: race. Diff er ent pro cesses of racialization may work in tandem with or even against one another...