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Fredrik Nyman, Roberta Zavoretti, Linda Rabben, and David M. R. Orr

. Geissler ( 2005 ), Medical Anthropology ( Maidenhead, UK : Open University Press ). The Look of a Woman: Facial Feminization Surgery and the Aims of Trans-Medicine Eric Plemons, Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2017, ISBN: 978

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Maryon McDonald

There has been a certain dizziness wrought by ‘turns’ in Social Anthropology of late – one of these being the ‘ontological turn’. In the first article of this issue, Eduardo Viveiros de Castro – perhaps the enfant terrible of the ontological turn – sets out what he sees as being at stake in this turn and tries to meet some of the critics head-on. In an article provocatively entitled ‘Who is Afraid of the Ontological Wolf?’, he outlines some of the complexities whilst suggesting to readers that anthropology ‘is always about sticking one’s neck out through the looking glass of ontological difference’. The article originated as the 2014 Annual Marilyn Strathern Lecture and the author acknowledges a debt to Strathern – one of ‘more fat pigs than I could ever hope to assemble.’

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Giuseppe Tateo

Based on ethnographic research conducted in a number of Orthodox parishes in Bucharest, this article discusses different conceptions of har among Bucharest Orthodox believers, practitioners, and clerics. Har stands for ‘grace’, ‘charisma’ or ‘gift’ depending on the context. An ethnographically grounded analysis of this emic concept, I argue, is essential for two main reasons. First, understanding grace through gratuity allows us to grasp diverse forms of religious change, such as committed church attendance and the detachment from communal religious life, in contemporary Romania. Second, seeing through the looking glass of Orthodox practice allows for unexplored insights into the workings of charismatic authority. The article ends with a seeming paradox: grace is ‘something extra’, an addition which is best grasped apophatically, that is, through subtraction.

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Intentions on the Road to Help ( Bloomington : Indiana University Press ). 10.2307/j.ctt200618x Ong , A. ( 2016 ), Fungible Life: Experiment in the Asian City of Life ( Durham, NC : Duke University Press ). Plemons , E. ( 2017 ), The Look of a

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Experiencing In-betweenness

Literary Spatialities

Tahmineh Hooshyar Emami

: 143 ). “Alice’s Alternative Wonderland” is the fictitious account of a child’s experiences on the European refugee trail and of events as they unfold along her journey. Inspired by Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking

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Gabriela Kiliánová, Rūta Muktupāvela, Philip McDermott, Marion Demossier, Alessandro Testa, Alastair McIntosh, and Thomas M. Wilson

in sight and, hence, nobody to function as an intermediate. So I gathered some courage and decided to go and introduce myself. He looked puzzled and slightly annoyed at first – I guess that's the look experienced scholars must assume when addressed by

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For a Synaesthetics of Seeing

Naisargi N. Dave

Rivera calls a type of seeing that is ‘literally – a palpation with the look’ (2015: 76). The touch is between him and the cat. But everyone has touched the cat. References Buck-Morss , S. 2015 . ‘ Aesthetics and Anaesthetics ’. Susan Buck

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Zooming in on COVID

The Intimacies of Screens, Homes and Learning Hierarchies

Adam Roth, Niroshnee Ranjan, Grace King, Shamim Homayun, Rebecca Hendershott, and Simone Dennis

-year anthropology, we argue that the traditional philosophical position, that assumes that the bearer of the look is separated from others and from things, bears critical inspection. We suggest that screens do not necessarily restrict us to operating with one

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Andrew Dawson and Simone Dennis

-enforced Zoom tutorial experiences in the Australian National University's introductory anthropology course. It interrogates a traditional philosophical position which assumes that the bearer of the look is separated from others and from things. The authors find

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Male Migrants’ Attitudes to Homosexuality and What Age Has To Do with It

Katarzyna Wojnicka

2020 ). Mead , Margaret . 1970 . Culture and Commitment: A Study of the Generation Gap . New York : Doubleday (Natural History Press) . Mendoza Pérez , Karmele , and Marta Morgade Salgado . 2018 . “ Doing Masculinity: TheLook’ of