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Carl Plantinga and Malcolm Turvey

Friends and colleagues of Stephen Prince were shocked and saddened to learn of his death at the age of sixty-five on 30 December 2020 in Blacksburg, Virginia, after a brief illness. Steve was a good friend to many, a prolific scholar with a deep

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Pascal on Happiness

Diversion, Pleasure and the Good

Michael Moriarty

The ultimate end As is well known, Aristotle argues that among the many ends at which our actions aim, there must be one that we wish for its own sake, while we wish others only for the sake of this. 1 This must be the Supreme Good, and it

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Giving and Taking without Reciprocity

Conversations in South India and the Anthropology of Ethics

Soumhya Venkatesan

good or ‘good enough’ lives. They also point to the striving toward appropriate forms of attachment and detachment in social relations. The ethnography that informs this article is drawn from two distinct research projects, both in Tamil Nadu, a state

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Incipient “commoning” in defense of the public?

Competing varieties of fiscal citizenship in tax- and spending-related direct democracy

Sandra Morgen and Jennifer Erickson

policies. We analyze the evolution of competing discourses about taxes, redistribution, and the “common” or “public” good, illuminating the historical and political contexts from which “incipient commoning” has emerged. We interrogate the multiple political

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The Ethics of Collective Sponsorship

Virtuous Action and Obligation in Contemporary Tibet

Jane Caple

agree on the best ‘good’, such as whether to fund temple building or to give money to monks. They do not even always agree that religious donation is the best form of giving. At the very least, it must be balanced against other ‘goods’ (e.g., children

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Interiority and government of the child

Transparency, risk, and good governance in Indonesia

Jan Newberry

person, and the use of the child to figure such interiority. Now, calls for child-centered research and ethnography mirror global mandates for transparency and good governance. The continuities between trauma healing and early childhood programming in

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William Wheeler

Nick Gill and Anthony Good (eds), Asylum Determination in Europe: Ethnographic Perspectives (London: Palgrave Macmillan)

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Native Marriage “Soviet” and “Russian” Style

The Political Economy of Desire and Competing Matrimonial Emotions

Vera Skvirskaja

of my female interlocutors in the tundra told me that “love and looks do not matter for us and are not important for a good married life.” The desirable characteristics of an eligible spouse were that he or she be hardworking and have an agreeable

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Heather Wurtz and Olivia Wilkinson

the good practices 1 for refugee response as defined by UNHCR in relation to the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF), of which the GCR is a part, as well as being also defined as contested or important according to the LFA participants in