Lucas Bessire

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Reflections on Ethnographic Writing Today

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Reflections on Ethnographic Writing Today

Serving as the jury for this year’s Gregory Bateson Book Prize gave the four of us a remarkable opportunity to take the pulse of the discipline. It provided a r... More

Introduction: The Rise of Trumpism

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Introduction: The Rise of Trumpism

The rise of Trumpism is a clarifying moment. It is important not primarily because of the candidate or his rhetoric or the social movement that propelled him to... More

The Rise of Trumpism

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The Rise of Trumpism

The rise of Donald Trump caught many off-guard. What happened? And what comes next? At least one thing is clear: stark divides are being exposed in social order... More

Ethnographic Marginalia

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Ethnographic Marginalia

Releasing words into the world is part surrender, part surprise. It is startling how quickly they begin to run amok and circle back around ferally, callously, o... More