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Andrew Sanchez

This special issue of the Cambridge Journal of Anthropology is entitled ‘Experiencing Anticipation’, guest edited by Devin Flaherty and Christopher Stephan. The collection proceeds from an assumption that although contemporary anthropology is

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On Anticipatory Accounts

Adjudicating Moral Being and Becoming in the Los Angeles Mental Health Court

Abigail Jane Mack

, accounting yet to be done. As Benton takes account of the ‘very jarring’ effects of an unexpected death – a suicide – his narrative not only demonstrates the critical, emotional function anticipation plays in the process of making courtroom decisions, but

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Proximity, Responsibility and Temporality at Resource Frontiers

Corporate-Community Relations in the Colombian Mining Sector

Laura Knöpfel

management’ ( Cross 2016: 113 ). The anticipation of the closure governed the corporate responsibility regime, the programmes, practices and discourses, ‘at almost every scale, as if the future is what matters most’ ( Adams et al. 2009: 248 ). Following the

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(Dis)Connected Rail

Infrastructural Suspension and Phatic Politics in Romania

Adrian Deoancă

infrastructural hope and anticipation in various ways. One phatic tactic that upheld the promise of future connectivity is the contracting of numerous feasibility studies meant to assess the opportunity and the means of repairing the bridge. CFR Infrastructură has

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Anticipation and Episodic Time

Cheryl Mattingly

only part of the study for about a year. Waiting is one obvious form of anticipation. Theoretically, I bring a phenomenological framework to bear in analysing Drea's experience of waiting. I ask two primary kinds of questions. First, what is she

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Committee as Witness

Ethics Review as a Technology of Collective Attestation

Rachel Douglas-Jones

together vision and knowledge in the making of legitimate decisions. Where do research ethics committees come from? Ethics committee work is an internationally growing form of decision making, a technology of anticipation that grants access to

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William A. Quinn

miseria condicionis humanae , its concluding celebration of financial winning (II, 127) posits a completely contradictory moralitas . The Mercers of London might buy into this anticipation of ‘prosperity theology’ at face value. The questions remain

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Suzanne Desan Cultural Revolutions: Everyday Life and Politics in Britain, North America, and France by Leora Auslander

Ivan Jablonka Contested Paternity: Constructing Families in Modern France by Rachel G. Fuchs

Seth Armus Future Tense: The Culture of Anticipation in France between the Wars by Roxanne Panchasi

Peter Soppelsa The Heroic City: Paris 1945–1958 by Rosemary Wakeman

William Poulin-Deltour Living in Arcadia: Homosexuality, Politics and Morality in France from the Liberation to AIDS by Julian Jackson

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Ivan V. Small

Vietnam has been the focus of a creative and burgeoning body of academic, policy, and industry research broadly focused on mobility. This review is designed to give an inter-disciplinary overview of some of the new mobility related academic work on Vietnam and reflect on the broader political, economic and social contexts and catalysts of the mobility turn. The review considers three sub themes: transportation mobility, migratory mobility, and social mobility. It concludes with some reflections on the potentials and limitations for intersection between these fields, and anticipations of new mobility research areas in the coming years.

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Andreas Baranowski and Heiko Hecht


One hundred years ago, in 1916, Hugo Münsterberg was the first psychologist to publish a book on movie psychology, entitled The Photoplay: A Psychological Study. We revisit this visionary text, which was an anticipation of the field of cognitive movie psychology. We use the structure of his book to look into advances that have been made within the field and evaluate whether Münsterberg’s initial claims and predictions have borne out. We comment on the empirical development of film studies regarding perceived depth and movement, attention, memory, emotion, and esthetics of the photoplay. We conclude that the most of Münsterberg’s positions remain surprisingly topical one hundred years later.