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COVID-19 as method

Managing the ubiquity of waste and waste-collectors in India

Tridibesh Dey

-political performances of responsible citizenship ( Hawkins 2001 ). Yet, the mission also revealed socio-economic fault lines among the population of the country. It led to citizen vigilantism ( Doron 2016 ; Luthra 2018 ) and stringent policing of the public space. This

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Life in the ant trails

Cocaine and caustic circuits in Bissau

Henrik Vigh

the men of the neighborhood who were the focus of my research at the time. Though sitting alone, Joaozinho had been the center of attention for a while. Fluctuating from fidgety to apathetic, his stoned presence had the quality of a performance. As

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Denunciations of dependence

Race, gender, and the double bind of domestic work in the Eastern Cape

Lotte Danielsen

African city ( 2nd ed.). Cape Town : Oxford University Press . McAllister . Patrick A. 2006 . Xhosa beer drinking rituals: Power, practice and performance in the South African rural periphery . Durham, NC : Carolina Academic Press

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Battlegrounds of dependence

Reconfiguring labor, kinship and relational obligation

Keir Martin, Ståle Wig, and Sylvia Yanagisako

labor that the reforms are supposed to encourage. Smith focuses in particular on the relationship of motherhood and how the gendered assumptions of care that underpin that relationship impact the performance and constitution of dependence that sustains

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A Crystal Ball for Forests?

Analyzing the Social-Ecological Impacts of Forest Conservation and Management over the Long Term

Daniel C. Miller, Pushpendra Rana, and Catherine Benson Wahlén

numerical, representations that can be used to compare, evaluate, and rank performance, as well as set standards against which to measure performance. Indicators can be used at multiple spatial and temporal scales, from national indicators like gross

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Trading Futures

Sadaqah, social enterprise, and the polytemporalities of development gifts

Tom Widger and Filippo Osella

). The outcome of sustained public investment across the second half of the twentieth century has been the development of an extremely high quality health care system, especially in relation to preventative services, and excellent performance on

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Humpty Dumpty Populism

Theopolitics and the Retreat of the Politico-theological in Venezuela (and Elsewhere)

Rafael Sánchez

performances where what is at stake is the resistance, through corporality, to the pretensions of the state to block its subjects’ access to the means for reproducing their lives, as is the case of the agriculturalist Franklin Brito analyzed by Vásquez Lezama

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The Worth of the ‘While’

Time and Taxes in a Finnish Timebank

Matti Eräsaari

other work performances from other members of the network if and when s/he wants to do so.” The document determines the taxation value of these units of exchange according to the “compensation” that an exchanger receives through the network: it can be

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Committee as Witness

Ethics Review as a Technology of Collective Attestation

Rachel Douglas-Jones

, however, indicates that members of an ethics committee are not, actually, expected to be fully disinterested . In the process of a committee meeting, even if Juntra and Cristina's ideal performance of decision-making-through-common-positionality is

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Liana Chua and Omri Grinberg

and political activist), and at times a martyr-like figure sacrificing her well-being for a greater purpose ( Givoni 2016: 29 ). Moreover, her testimony was not a bounded occurrence, but a mediatized performance ( Paz 2018: 25n7 ): repeatedly