Anand Pandian

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A Stranger to the Weave

Fictions

A Stranger to the Weave

Suruli was playing down by the river when he found it. Something long and black, poking out of the wet sand. It could have come down in the storm; the river had... More

Anthropology in Times of Radical Unease

Visual and New Media Review

Anthropology in Times of Radical Unease

“The days before us feel both eternal and fleeting,” Andrés Romero (2020) observes in his introduction to these generous and compelling reflections on my recent... More

Redesigning the Annual Conference: Contagion, Carbon, Access, Equity

Member Voices

Redesigning the Annual Conference: Contagion, Carbon, Access, Equity

Spring is a time to look ahead in places like where I live on the East Coast of the United States, as people come out of doors and dormant plants and other crea... More

Reimagining the Annual Meeting for an Era of Radical Climate Change

Member Voices

Reimagining the Annual Meeting for an Era of Radical Climate Change

This is less a blog post than a virtual and distributed happening. We bring you the account of a roundtable at the November 2019 AAA/CASCA Annual Meeting in Van... More

Diesel

Theorizing the Contemporary

Diesel

It’s a bit intimidating, strolling with the crowd that drifts along this narrow lane. The space is actually a parking lot, asphalt marked out with long yellow... More

Open Access, Open Minds

Member Voices

Open Access, Open Minds

There’s a couplet in the Tirukkural, the sixth-century Tamil ethical treatise from south India, which speaks beautifully to the philosophy of giving. Kaimaaru v... More

Becoming Here

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Becoming Here

In Stephanie Spray’s short film Record, images are channels between there and here. Images arise from the space of life. It is in this space, as well, that they... More

Edward Casey and Mary Watkins

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Edward Casey and Mary Watkins

I’ve been thinking a lot about The Wall: what might make a project of such gargantuan and disruptive scale so appealing to many Americans, and how to think and ... More

Lexicon for an Anthropocene Yet Unseen

Theorizing the Contemporary

Lexicon for an Anthropocene Yet Unseen

The idea of an Anthropocene has spread with astonishing speed, dislodging familiar terms like nature and environment from their customary preeminence as signs o... More

Introduction: Lexicon for an Anthropocene Yet Unseen

Theorizing the Contemporary

Introduction: Lexicon for an Anthropocene Yet Unseen

This is a work in progress, and we hope that you might also think of pitching in. We write in the midst of a dramatic revaluation of the epoch at hand, as a sub... More