Tag: ontological turn

Decolonising indigenous knowledge? Reading circle 12 May 2022 noon Finnish time

fstammle , May 11th, 2022

Indigenous knowledge, or better indigenous ways of knowing, have been key to anthropological debates on human-environment relations in the Arctic, even more so since climate change has increased…

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Ep #59 The Palm Oil Frontier: Sophie Chao & Walking the forest with the Marind People

Alex D'Aloia , May 31st, 2020

The Familiar Strange · Ep #59 The Palm Oil Frontier: Sophie Chao & Walking the forest with the Marind People “Because for a few hours, maybe sometimes a…

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How does a platypus taste? About the flavours of STS at 4S Sydney, 2018

mapc , September 28th, 2018

The 2018 meeting of the Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S), was held from August 29th to September 1st, (mostly) in the International Conference Center (ICC)…


On writing from elsewhere

Uzma Z. Rizvi , January 4th, 2017

My childhood imagination enhanced stories told to me by my elders of where we were from, and my history embraced the possibility of exciting seafarers, noble learned men…

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Dialogical Anthropology in an Age of Controlled Equivocation

Rex , September 17th, 2016

I’ve been thinking about Dennis Tedlock and reading Marisol de la Cadena’s Earth Beings at the same time lately. Much of Earth Beings is concerned with intimacy, translation, and understan…

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Inside-out Jokes & Scientific Pantomimesis: Questioning Interpretations of the Inhuman

Scott W Schwartz , September 7th, 2016

In a fit of ambition, I attended or spoke at five academic conferences in the humanities and social sciences during the spring 2016 semester. Discipline specificity and conference…


Bruno Latour: Imperialist?

A. J. West , October 27th, 2014

    I recently saw a blogpost that took Bruno Latour and his disciples/fellow travellers to task for being colonialist ('An Indigenous Feminist’s take on the Ontological Turn: ‘ontology’…

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