Emily Yates-Doerr

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Pathways

Theorizing the Contemporary

Pathways

(Con traducción al español)How does personhood survive after death? In this collection of essays, written in light of Thomas Abercrombie’s sudden and premature ... More

Storytelling

Theorizing the Contemporary

Storytelling

(Con traducción al español)“Tourists like to tell stories about alterity in the Andes,” Tom told our class before adding, “but this doesn’t make these stories g... More

Pathways: Introduction

Theorizing the Contemporary

Pathways: Introduction

(Con traducción al español)In Steps to an Ecology of Mind, Gregory Bateson (2000) wrote about how human life is not bounded by skin. Personhood, he explained, s... More

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