Tag: Value

Don Kalb: Constituent Imagination versus the Law of Value: On David Graeber’s ‘Anthropological Theory of Value’

focaal_admin , December 13th, 2021


Image 1: Book Cover. The last two decades in anthropology would have been dramatically less exciting without David Graeber. Given David’s prominent association with the Occupy rebellions and…


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Chris Gregory: What is the false coin of our own dreams?

focaal_admin , December 9th, 2021


I confess that the first time I met David I was not impressed. It was in 2006 at a conference in Halle. David gave a 50-minute summary of…


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David Graeber LSE Tribute Seminar: Value

focaal_admin , December 2nd, 2021


‘Value’ is the one central themes that runs throughout and conjoins all of David Graeber’s writings. This week focuses on his first book, whose original title, eventually flipped…


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Sorting It Out: Sustainability in Higher Education

guestauth0r , November 15th, 2021


by Kathy Zhang In May of 2021, I graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with a combined degree in Environmental and Sustainability Studies and Art. I…


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Finance is Funds and Games Until It Stops (For Hedge Funds in New York)

Nick Mizer , April 8th, 2021


By Nazli Azergun Two weeks ago, we experienced a flamboyant coda to an extremely eventful month. Between processing the assault of the US Capitol and Trump’s departure from…


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Paying attention: Diagnosis, values, and meaning-making in the ADHD clinic by Angela Marques Filipe

Angela Marques Filipe , October 12th, 2020


Attention, as you know, is the basic faculty, the mother faculty of what we commonly call intelligence. Those who play a role in education must, above all, provoke…


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Guest Post: David Graeber’s Strength

Footnotes Editor , September 9th, 2020


[We are pleased to present the thoughts of Olivier Coulaux on the sudden passing of our dear friend, colleague, and mentor,…


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Guest Post: David Graeber’s Strength

footnotes , September 9th, 2020


[We are pleased to present the thoughts of Olivier Coulaux on the sudden passing of our dear friend, colleague, and mentor, David Graeber. Olivier is a PhD Candidate…


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Strange Work in Familiar Places: Inside Aotearoa/New Zealand’s Border Hotels

The Familiar Strange , August 16th, 2020


The new appreciation of previously dismissed types of work may be short lived, and their ongoing fight for a living wage is certainly not won. However, this crisis…


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Collecting Relationships: the Phenomenon of Ooshies

Alex D'Aloia , November 17th, 2019


Anthropologists have long acknowledged that ownership is a far more complex phenomenon than it seems at first. What on the surface appears to be a relationship between you…


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All the value that washes into the sea

Ryan , November 26th, 2018


Failing seawall trying to prevent land (and value) from washing into the sea. Baja California Sur, Mexico, 2012. Photo: Ryan Anderson. In August of this year, the Washington…


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Llerena Searle on her new book, Landscapes of Accumulation

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http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/L/bo24117771.html Interview by Liza Youngling Liza Youngling: In Landscapes of Accumulation: Real Estate and the Neoliberal Imagination in Contemporar…


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Fish, Flows, and Desire in the Delta

Alexandra Frankel , March 13th, 2018


In the wetlands, claims about environmental and economic change are rooted in broader assertions about livelihood and belonging. The dirt road vanishes into a muddy track. The two…


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Diversity + Inclusion in Higher Education, part 1 – This Anthro Life

Gamwell , January 15th, 2018


Welcome listeners to the first installment of our Diversity and Inclusion crossover series, bringing together This Anthro Life with Brandeis University. For those of you who are new…


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Third Wave Coffee and the Formation of Taste (and Value)

Ted Fischer , August 22nd, 2016


–> “Orange blossom, white tea, syrupy” “Grapefruit, spicy pepper, olive oil” “Chocolate, red berries, roasted barley” The language used to talk about new high-end coffee comes straight out…


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Third Wave Coffee and the Formation of Taste (and Value)

Ted Fischer , August 22nd, 2016


–> “Orange blossom, white tea, syrupy” “Grapefruit, spicy pepper, olive oil” “Chocolate, red berries, roasted barley” The language used to talk about new high-end coffee comes straight out…


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Third Wave Coffee and the Formation of Taste (and Value)

Unknown , August 22nd, 2016


–> “Orange blossom, white tea, syrupy” “Grapefruit, spicy pepper, olive oil” “Chocolate, red berries, roasted barley” The language used to talk about new high-end coffee comes straight out…


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Third Wave Coffee and the Formation of Taste (and Value)

Ted Fischer , August 22nd, 2016


–> “Orange blossom, white tea, syrupy” “Grapefruit, spicy pepper, olive oil” “Chocolate, red berries, roasted barley” The language used to talk about new high-end coffee comes straight out…


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This is what we do to dreamers

Grant , May 6th, 2016


Let’s say you are starting a startup and today you are standing in front of a venture capitalist. With impatience in his voice, the VC says, “Tell me again…


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Dark Value, a new book published today

Grant , May 5th, 2016


I wrote this brief book in 2015 and promptly put it in a drawer and forgot about it. Then a couple of days ago  (May 3, 2016), Virginia Postrel posted…


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A Business for the Future? Redefining Value, Quinoa and the Quest of Pachakuti Foods w/ Alexander Wankel

Gamwell , March 23rd, 2016


We’re back in Peru! Join Adam and special guest Alexander Wankel of Pachakuti Foods for a conversation about the future of food production, agrobiodiversity, sustainability, and keeping traditio…


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Trading on Obsolescence on the Streets of Hong Kong

guestauth0r , September 23rd, 2015


The leveraging of the temporal lag between the developed and the developing world by these local street vendors enables them to generate additional value from the discarded. Second-hand…


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The Value of Time and the Temporality of Value in Socialities of Waste

guestauth0r , September 21st, 2015


Drawing from long-term ethnographic research on a 25-year-old medical aid program linking the U.S. and Madagascar, I use this brief essay to trace how Malagasy and American participants…


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Emergent Socialities of Waste

guestauth0r , September 15th, 2015


As the excesses, effluents, and excreta of larger social spheres are discarded, discounted, and possibly denigrated, what happens at those margins where they recirculate? What fissures in prevailing…


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