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Elements: An #AmAnth17 Panel Review

Elements: An #AmAnth17 Panel Review

Elements Panelists: Daniel Fisher (University of California, Berkeley), Andrea Ballestero (Rice University), Liisa Malkki (Stanford University), Nikhil Anand (U... More

An Uncertain Rush of Energy: An #AmAnth17 Panel Review

An Uncertain Rush of Energy: An #AmAnth17 Panel Review

An Uncertain Rush of Energy: A Discussion with William Mazzarella on The Mana of Mass Society Chair: Bhrigupati Singh (Brown University)Panelists: Steven Caton ... More

Ex-Post-Facto? An #AmAnth17 Panel Review

Ex-Post-Facto? An #AmAnth17 Panel Review

Ex-Post-Facto? The Anthropology of Media and Journalism in a Post-Truth Era Panelists: Robert Samet (Union College), Naomi Schiller (Brooklyn College, City Univ... More

From Ebola to Plague and Beyond: How Can Anthropologists Best Engage Past Experience to Prepare for New Epidemics?

From Ebola to Plague and Beyond: How Can Anthropologists Best Engage Past Experience to Prepare for New Epidemics?

In August 2017, a man who had recently traveled by shared taxi from the central highlands of Madagascar to Tamatave (via Antananarivo) died after a brief illnes... More

A Politics of Worldbuilding

A Politics of Worldbuilding

Recently, political anthropologists and theorists have attempted to address two interrelated concerns. The first is a seemingly widespread lack of motivation fo... More

Settler Atmospherics

Settler Atmospherics

This essay is part of an online supplement to the Openings collection on “Chemo-Ethnography,” which was edited by Nicholas Shapiro and Eben Kirksey and featured... More

Caring as Chemo-Ethnographic Method

Caring as Chemo-Ethnographic Method

This essay is part of an online supplement to the Openings collection on “Chemo-Ethnography,” which was edited by Nicholas Shapiro and Eben Kirksey and featured... More

Chemical Youth: Chemical Mediations and Relations at Work

Chemical Youth: Chemical Mediations and Relations at Work

This essay is part of an online supplement to the Openings collection on “Chemo-Ethnography,” which was edited by Nicholas Shapiro and Eben Kirksey and featured... More

Reading Achille Mbembe in Indian Majoritarian Politics

Reading Achille Mbembe in Indian Majoritarian Politics

In the 2014 Indian national elections the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), under the stewardship of Narendra Modi, returned to power with a comfortable majority. O... More

Reflections on Ethnographic Writing Today

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