Tag: Ontology

Fetishes or Cyborgs? Religion as technology in the Afro-Atlantic space

Giovanna Capponi , October 12th, 2021

(Editor’s Note: This blog post is part of the Thematic Series Data Swarms Revisited) Exú, the trickster god, Axé Ilé Oba – São Paulo (photo by Giovanna Capponi)…


Naming the Virus, Becoming the Virus: Affective Forces of Threat from Hà Nội to Atlanta and the Possibility for Anti-Racist Solidarities

Tiên-Dung Hà , July 6th, 2021

“Chống dịch như chống giặc” (“Fight the pandemic like an invader”) has become Vietnam’s slogan in its battle against COVID-19. From the pandemic’s onset until April 2021, Vietnam…


Contested Truths over COVID-19 in Africa: Introduction by Jia Hui Lee

Jia Hui Lee , March 17th, 2021

One of the most significant challenges to confronting and mitigating the COVID-19 pandemic concerns the manufacturing, circulation, and interpretation of what we call “contested truths.” By this term…


Fields of Vision: On Biodynamic Farming, Ecological Entanglement, and the Nature of Knowledge

colinhoag , January 26th, 2021

Editorial Note: This post is part of our series highlighting the work of the Anthropology and Environment Society’s 2020 Roy A. Rappaport Prize Finalists. We asked them to outline…


Working in a Fracture Zone: Learning to Research Mental Health from Multiple Cultures by Gerald P McKinley

Gerald P McKinley , December 16th, 2020

We are an ensemble cast. As such, it is perhaps appropriate that one of the first places where we all came together as a team had at one…


Reading the Assamese Folktale of Tejimola through an Inter-Species Lens: Understanding Life as a Verb instead of a Noun

Chitra , October 1st, 2020

By Paloma Bhattacharjee, National Museum Institute, New Delhi § The Capacity of Stories Burhi Aair Xadhu (loosely translated as Grandmother’s Tales) is a corpus of Assamese folktales coll…


Trust and the Test: Producing Narrative Certainty in an Evolving Pandemic by Jennifer J. Carroll

Jennifer J. Carroll , June 21st, 2020

“COVID is the thing that works differently. It’s not our experience of the illness that works differently.”  A recent observation by Hannah Alcock We both spend a lot…


“Ain’t no future in your future”: Temporalities of Recovery and Resilience in Flint, Michigan

Chitra , October 9th, 2019

By Talia Gordon, University of Chicago § A future full of possibilities starts by drinking pure quality water – Nestlé “Pure Life®” Bottled Water In October 2018, Mayor…


Things That Are Not Alive, but Which May Be Alive in a Certain Way: An Interdisciplinary Essay on a Relational Theory of Life

colinhoag , September 10th, 2019

By Meredith Root-Bernstein, AgroParisTech, INRA § This blog post is adapted from a paper given at “Anthropology Off Earth,” Collège de France and l’Observatoire de Paris, 4-5 June…


Grounds for Climate Change Mitigation in South Korea’s Tidal Mudflats

Chitra , September 4th, 2019

By Gebby Keny, Rice University § Blue Carbon Muddy boots on the shore of Wah Ohn beach. Photo by author. “The trick is to step with your right…


Jenanne Ferguson on her book, Words Like Birds

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Interview by Laura Siragusa https://www.nebraskapress.unl.edu/university-of-nebraska-press/9781496208880/ Laura Siragusa: In your rich ethnography about language practices in the Sakha Republic, Russ…

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My latest paper – The Moral Geography of the Earth System

jeremy schmidt , April 27th, 2019

My latest paper is now out entitled, The Moral Geography of the Earth System. It is currently free access here (thanks Wiley!). And it is permanently open-access here,…

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Anthropology…in Theory

Alexandra Frankel , April 8th, 2019

Bernard Perley © 2019 Bernard Perley is Maliseet from Tobique First Nation in New Brunswick, Canada. He teaches courses in linguistic anthropology and Native American studies at the…

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Ep. #21 Misogyny, irrational politics, the ontological turn, and multi-media learning: this month on TFS

The Familiar Strange , September 2nd, 2018

Jodie (1:04), drawing on the book Down Girl by Australian philosopher Kate Manne, starts us off by asking what misogyny is, and how we should tackle it as…

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Designs for the Pluriverse — [book review]

Matt Thompson , August 27th, 2018

In Designs for the Pluriverse : Radical Interdependence, Autonomy, and the Making of Worlds, theorist and distinguished critic of development Arturo Escobar joins a chorus of works that…


Exploring multiplicity: Photographing and blogging as method

mxschnepf , June 25th, 2018

Partial truths: Blogging as research method – What do our methods actually do if they cannot depict reality as it is? This is not a new question in…


Myra Hird: Waste and the Radical Asymmetry of a Stratified Planet

Experimental Ethnography: 31 Prompts | 实验民族志:31个提示

Gabriele , September 12th, 2017

Not all experimentation is ethnographic. Not all ethnography is experimental. The intersection of ethnography and experimentation collapses into a black hole with a fluctuating event horizon, swallo…

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Benjamin Peters’ (2016) fascinating essay on the keyword ‘digital’

John Postill , July 20th, 2016

A physical copy of the brand new book Digital Keywords (2016) has just arrived through the post. On first inspection, it looks fantastic, and I’ve got the feeling…


Storify: Accidentally by Design Panel at #AAA2014

Angela VandenBroek , December 7th, 2014

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It Knows the World: What the Wolfram Language Can Teach Anthropologists about the Problematic Nature of Ontological Approaches (#AAA2014)

Angela VandenBroek , December 6th, 2014

Here is the prezi (with audio) of my presentation from the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting for 2014. It Knows the World: What the Wolfram Language Can Teach Anthropologists…

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#AAA2014 Presentation on Ontology and the Wolfram Language

Angela VandenBroek , November 30th, 2014

I am excited to be attending the American Anthropological Association Meeting again this year! I will also be presenting a paper with a great panel of digital anthropologists,…

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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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