Speaking Volumes

Having engaged with the recent volumetric turn in architecture and political geography, anthropologists are increasingly concerned with realms such as air, oceans, riparian environments, and outer space, as well as with their social, political, and cultural reverberations. This Theorizing the Contemporary series, which grew out of a panel at the 2014 annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association, brings into dialogue these converging interests in volumetric sovereignty and more-than-human geographies. The contributors suggest that this theoretical confluence can be especially illuminating for border processes and phenomena that extend beyond the two-dimensional.

Posts in This Series

Introduction: Speaking Volumes

Buoy

Clotting

Downwind

Electric

Fissure

Geometries

Lag

Remnants

Sectional

Seepage

Spectrum

Surface

Terrain

Voluminous

Warren