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Committee as Witness

Ethics Review as a Technology of Collective Attestation

Rachel Douglas-Jones

Introduction On the second day of the 2010 Forum of Ethics Review Committees of Asia and the Western Pacific Conference in Shanghai, Dr Dipika took to the stage for her panel on continuing review practices. A microbiologist working at a

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Ethical Dilemmas and Moral Conundrums

Negotiating the Unforeseen Challenges of Ethnographic Fieldwork

Jocelyn D. Avery

-Lughod 1991 ; Narayan 1993 ). One of the foremost considerations in conducting research amongst people with severe intellectual disabilities is ethics, and ethical considerations played a large part in the design and execution of my research, but they also

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Afterword

Putting Together the Anthropology of Tax and the Anthropology of Ethics

Soumhya Venkatesan

This afterword combines commentary on the articles that make up this special issue with my own research on small-state, low-tax right-wing activists to bring the anthropology of tax and taxation in conversation with the anthropology of ethics. I

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Lolita Speaks

Disrupting Nabokov’s “Aesthetic Bliss”

Michele Meek

acknowledge the girl’s sexual desire and agency. Aesthetics or Ethics? In his 1959 essay, “On a Book Entitled Lolita ,” Nabokov argues that the sole purpose of Lolita is “aesthetic bliss,” which he defines as “a sense of being somehow, somewhere, connected

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An Unpublished Manuscript by Durkheim

‘On the General Physics of Law and Morality, 4th Year of the Course, 1st Lecture, December 2, 1899, Course Outline: On Penal Sanctions’

Émile Durkheim, edited and translated by François Pizarro Noël, and Ronjon Paul Datta

consciousness. 8 This part of ethics can be called objective ethics. The rules, in effect, are not the work of each of us; we find them all ready-made for the most part, and what we can add to them in the course of life is infinitely little. Besides, it is not

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David Lempert

nothing to ensure that those whom it educates at any level, or who are members of anthropological organisations and who work as professionals, take any enforceable oath of any kind to international law and to the ethics of the profession when they work in

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Introduction

Ugly Emotions and the Politics of Accusation

Geoffrey Hughes, Megnaa Mehtta, Chiara Bresciani, and Stuart Strange

result in an ambiguous ethics of speech in which every gesture of help is mottled with suspected disdain. Most notably, he traces how a rhetoric of scarcity and inequality provides a means to contain and overcome disorderly passions while at the same time

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Emily Anderson

Introduction Alessi and Alessi rightly describe the ethics of new media as an “uncharted area.” They explain that “the production and subsequent use of new forms of media results in new dimensions of experience and effects in general that are

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Soft skills, hard rocks

Making diamonds ethical in Canada’s Northwest Territories

Lindsay A. Bell

corporate and ordinary ethics of arctic resource extraction ( Bell 2013 ), I met 12 Indigenous adults enrolled in Ready for the Job, a two-week course required for access to state- and industry-subsidized vocational training to become underground diamond

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An Ethics of Response

Protestant Christians’ Relation with God and Elsewheres

Ingie Hovland

mission women in Norway thought they were doing. 7 The Protestant women I discuss associated response with obligation and agency, and I refer to this combination as an ‘ethics of response’. I do not think that this ethics of response is limited to this