Emily Yates-Doerr

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No Relation

Theorizing the Contemporary

No Relation

Carla’s kitchen is a small room at a corner of her house. Her mother used to cook for a large, extended family in a busy, open-air courtyard. But Carla cooks fo... More

Applying Anthropology

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Applying Anthropology

We hope to add to recent discussions of academic precarity in American anthropology our story of a modest, but nonetheless significant, success in growing a gra... More

Sustainability

Theorizing the Contemporary

Sustainability

“Sustainability is an English word.” This statement is so obvious that the problem it poses is often ignored, but that problem is exactly what the speaker from ... More

The Form of the Otherwise

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The Form of the Otherwise

A quiet question was raised at the end of the roundtable on “The Politics of Ontology” about where writing fit into the discussion. The absence of the topic was... More

Care: Provocation

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Care: Provocation

Since these are Field Notes, let’s take up the question: what is the field of care? Care, many have argued, does not follow universal principles but must be si... More