Theorizing the Contemporary

Speculative Anthropologies

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Ryan Anderson, Emma Louise Backe, Taylor Nelms, Elizabeth Reddy and Jeremy Trombley posted in Theorizing the Contemporary on with 0 comments

At the intersection of speculative fiction and anthropology, we find a sense of epistemological humility about the kind of worlds we could or should More...

Time of Monsters

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Dominic BoyerOpen author orcid page in new window posted in Theorizing the Contemporary on with 0 comments

In her contribution to the 2016 Hot Spots series on liberalism’s contemporary crisis, Andrea Muehlebach aptly and beautifully rendered our More...

Speaking Volumes

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Franck BilléOpen author orcid page in new window posted in Theorizing the Contemporary on with 0 comments

Having engaged with the recent volumetric turn in architecture and political geography, anthropologists are increasingly concerned with realms such as More...

Collaborative Analytics

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Dominic BoyerOpen author orcid page in new window and George E. Marcus posted in Theorizing the Contemporary on with 0 comments

This Theorizing the Contemporary series on collaborative analytics emerged from a workshop held at the Center for Ethnography at the University of More...

Digital Ontology

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Hannah Knox and Antonia Walford posted in Theorizing the Contemporary on with 0 comments

It might be argued that anthropology has come late to the question of whether there is an ontology to the digital. Although scholars in software and More...

Queer Futures

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Tom Boellstorff and Cymene HoweOpen author orcid page in new window posted in Theorizing the Contemporary on with 0 comments

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

Generating Capitalism

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Laura Bear, Karen Ho, Anna TsingOpen author orcid page in new window and Sylvia Yanagisako posted in Theorizing the Contemporary on with 0 comments

Posts in this Series Anthropological and broader social-scientific critiques of capitalism have faced two related analytical puzzles: First, if More...

The Politics of Ontology

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Martin Holbraad and Morten Axel Pedersen posted in Theorizing the Contemporary on with 4 comments

Much energy has been devoted over the last decade to the so-called ontological turn in the social sciences, and in anthropology in particular. A More...

Finance

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Bill Maurer posted in Theorizing the Contemporary on with 0 comments

(Jump to the table of contents) In anthropology, it seems everyone has something to say about finance these days. That’s a good thing and a More...