Search Results

You are looking at 1 - 10 of 33 items for :

  • "calculation" x
Clear All
Free access

Dan Brockington

center of calculation, surrounded by a network of allies … The quantification of qualities is as much an administrative accomplishment as an intellectual one. And no matter what the skeptics may say, many social qualities have already been successfully

Free access

Jonathan Magnonet

"All the calculated ends have already passed, and it now depends entirely on repentance and good deeds" (Sanhédrin). This rabbinic word of caution about anticipating the exact date of the arrival the Messiah would apply to all such hopes and calculations associated eschatological movements throughout history, as well as expectations bound the new millennium. Whether waiting for a new heaven to descend peacefully on earth or some final apocalyptic disaster, presumably covered by CNN, energies unleashed by the concept of the new millennium could be turned 'repentance and good deeds' the world might indeed be transformed messianic place. But the odds seem to be against such a radical transformation.

Free access

Dangerous speculation

The appeal of pyramid schemes in rural Siberia

Leonie Schiffauer

, an alleged instrument of calculation, is used as a key device for this purpose and thought of as a tool for demonstrating the opportunities that the scheme offers. Tsyregma, the most experienced among the WIC Holding partners who were actively pushing

Free access

Introduction

Overcoming the Quantity-Quality Divide in Economic Anthropology

Sandy Ross, Mario Schmidt, and Ville Koskinen

( Çalışkan 2007 ; MacKenzie and Millo 2003 ), and on calculation itself, whether ‘rational’ or otherwise, very little has been written on how the enumeration of money’s purchasing power is negotiated by ordinary people in everyday life. 3 This special issue

Free access

Introduction

Post-Conflict Dynamics in Bosnia-Herzegovina: Identities, Nationalization, and Missing Bodies

Katerina Seraïdari

the decision to keep one’s distance involve, to a certain degree, rational calculations of costs and benefits. However, the fact that violence inaugurates a period of limited choices must also be taken into account: “The wartime politics of identity

Free access

Richard Westra

treated below, the article does not dismiss the role market operations and calculations might contribute to a sustainable future. However, grasping how market workings might be incorporated in even local economies is by no means as straightforward as

Full access

Who Governs in Deep Crises?

The Case of Germany

Wolfgang Merkel

France, Italy, Spain, and New York were to be avoided in Germany. There is also a third factor. German epidemiologists’ model-based calculations suggested for worse-case or even normal-case scenarios a bleak picture. The talk was not of thousands, but

Open access

Humanosphere Potentiality Index

Appraising Existing Indicators from a Long-term Perspective

Takahiro Sato, Mario Ivan López, Taizo Wada, Shiro Sato, Makoto Nishi, and Kazuo Watanabe

included, although efforts have been made through the calculation of genuine savings or net adjusted savings ( Hamilton and Clemens 1999 ; Hartwick 1990 ; Neumayer 2013 ). As such, GDP cannot be taken as a reliable gauge of individual and collective well

Open access

Afterword

Putting Together the Anthropology of Tax and the Anthropology of Ethics

Soumhya Venkatesan

taxation may be based partly on economic grounds. Equally, people may approach taxes pragmatically. Miranda Sheild Johansson's and Dora-Olivia Vicol's articles show us that tax can be a matter of complex calculations as people work out whether it is worth

Free access

Introduction

Autonomous Driving and the Transformation of Car Cultures

Jutta Weber and Fabian Kröger

social environment. The vehicles might still be anthropomorphized, only this would occur beyond specific interpellative regimes based on masculinity, speed, risk taking, and calculation. Nevertheless, this process is unlikely to take the form of