Cymene Howe

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Tuil

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Tuil

My name is Tuil. I am no monster. But I am becoming monstrous. I cannot say exactly when it began, but I remember the ache. That ache became agony as my skin be... More

Melt as Sensory Labor

Theorizing the Contemporary

Melt as Sensory Labor

As the ice of the world melts, heat is made visible. Rapidly rising temperatures draw attention to Earth’s cryosphere as it is increasingly measured, its retr... 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

Timely

Theorizing the Contemporary

Timely

Some of us remember Watchmen. This was the graphic novel of deconstructed superheroes, nonlinear plot timing, and, perhaps most famously, the bloody smiley face... 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

Queer Futures

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Queer Futures

This series brings together a cohort of anthropologists to reflect on queer anthropology as a historically situated intellectual formation and research communit... More

Porous Pleasures

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Porous Pleasures

My queered anthropological life began on the streets of San Francisco and from there traveled south to Nicaragua, where I studied the postrevolutionary struggle... More

A Question from Bruno Latour

Theorizing the Contemporary

A Question from Bruno Latour

I would like to know how the “no future” in the title of your roundtable currently resonates with queer anthropology. You have mentioned something that is very ... More