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Skilled mediations

Cristina Grasseni and Thorsten Gieser

In this special section, we conceptualise ‘Skilled mediations’ to examine the following questions from several ethnographic perspectives: How do skills and media interact, enable and limit our engagement in our material and social environments? How can this be studied ethnographically? We take our previous works on ‘skilled visions’ and ‘enskilment’ as starting points to define skilled mediation as a mode of engagement with the senses, practice, skill and media.

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Rethinking the Anthropology of Violence for the Twenty-First Century

From Practice to Mediation

Antonius C. G. M. Robben

. Cambridge, MA : MIT Press . Grasseni , Cristina , ed. 2007 . Skilled Visions: Between Apprenticeship and Standards . New York : Berghahn Books . Howes , David , ed. 1991 . The Varieties of Sensory Experience: A Sourcebook in the Anthropology of the

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Learning to Dwell with Micro-Organisms

Corporeality, Relationality, Temporality

Lydia Maria Arantes

-making requires an ‘attunement of the senses’ ( Grasseni 2004: 53 ). Arguing against the critique of visualism, Cristina Grasseni holds that ‘skilled vision implies an active search for information from the environment, and is only obtained through apprenticeship

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Rebuilding Biodiversity One Stone at a Time

Ecology and Intangible Heritage in Dry Stone Walling Practices

Geoffrey Gowlland

well placed, involves a keen sense of vision, what anthropologist Christina Grasseni (2004) identifies as skilled vision, which is developed in practice and at least to some extent by working with others – be they instructors or fellow wallers

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The Power and Productivity of Vigilance Regimes

Ana Ivasiuc, Eveline Dürr, and Catherine Whittaker

: Political and Legal Anthropology Review 33 ( S1 ): 126 – 142 . . Grasseni , Cristina , ed. 2009 . Skilled Visions . Brooklyn, NY : Berghahn Books . Guillaume , Xavier , and Jef Huysmans

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Transformation and the Satisfaction of Work

Andrew Sanchez

. Skilled Visions: Between Apprenticeship and Standards . New York : Berghahn Books . Greenhalgh , Paul . 1997 . “ The History of Craft .” In The Culture of Craft , ed. Peter Dormer , 20 – 52 . Manchester : Manchester University Press