Peter Redfield

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Intervention

Theorizing the Contemporary

Intervention

Intervention is a troublesome word, particularly for anyone trained in anthropology. So much depends on the qualifying adjective that comes before it, whether... More

Provincializing Precarity

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Provincializing Precarity

Sometime in the early 1990s, I first encountered George Stocking’s (1979) historical sketch of the anthropology department at the University of Chicago. This si... More

Contact/Access: Provocation

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Contact/Access: Provocation

I regularly encounter questions from people contemplating research projects involving NGOs, or similarly dispersed phenomena. Where to begin? How to make contac... More