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A Tiger’s Leap into the Past: An Interview with Anand Vivek Taneja

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A Tiger’s Leap into the Past: An Interview with Anand Vivek Taneja

Anand Vivek Taneja’s recently published book Jinnealogy: Time, Islam, and Ecological Thought in the Medieval Ruins of Delhi speaks of lives in conversation with... More

Fieldwork and the Native Informant: A Review of Culture at Large 2017

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Fieldwork and the Native Informant: A Review of Culture at Large 2017

Fieldwork and the Native Informant Organizers: Eleana Kim (University of California, Irvine) and Zeynep Gürsel (Macalester College) Featured Guest: Gayatri Chak... More

The Promise of the Plan: An Interview with Thomas Yarrow

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The Promise of the Plan: An Interview with Thomas Yarrow

ON PLANS Atreyee Majumder: Amid the wide array of urban ethnography that exposes the messiness of development aspirations in postcolonial states, you offer an ... More

The Times of Sand: An Interview with Jerry C. Zee

The Times of Sand: An Interview with Jerry C. Zee

Atreyee Majumder: What a wonderful revisiting of the old idiom about “the sands of time”! How did you zero in on sand? Jerry C. Zee: I’m glad you liked it—one ... More

Race and the Good Liberal

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Race and the Good Liberal

The black man is perfect, cried James Baldwin. Surely he knew the pitch of his prose. Those like me—the middlebrow intellectual, proud reader of Black thought—t... More

It Can’t Be Revolution: An Interview with Tania Li

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It Can’t Be Revolution: An Interview with Tania Li

What can anthropology add to the larger complex of forces that bring about social change? What follows is a lightly edited transcript of an interview between co... More

On the Travel Ban: An Interview with Darryl Li

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On the Travel Ban: An Interview with Darryl Li

On Friday, January 27, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that temporarily bars the entry of refugees into the United States and bans citizens of ... More

Anna Tsing and Michael Taussig

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Anna Tsing and Michael Taussig

The current political moment involves an overwhelming mass hysteria under the apocalyptic sign of Donald Trump’s presidency. It also features the shutting down ... More

To Make Ends Possible Again: An Interview with Eli Thorkelson

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To Make Ends Possible Again: An Interview with Eli Thorkelson

Atreyee Majumder: Let me start by picking your brain on the notion of stubbornness. The anthropology of affect has straddled many emotions and their political m... More