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Cognitive Disability

Towards an Ethics of Possibility

Faye Ginsburg and Rayna Rapp

depression as a point of identificatory entry, Nakamura shows how crucial reflexivity is in establishing an ethics of ‘shared anthropology’ that is deeply informed by the mantra of disability studies and activism, ‘Nothing about us without us’. This may seem

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Documenting Sea Change

Ocean Data Technologies, Sciences, and Governance

Kathleen M. Sullivan


This review examines social science and practitioner literature regarding the relationship between ocean sciences big data projects and ocean governance. I contend that three overarching approaches to the study of the development of ocean sciences big data techne (the arts of data creation, management, and sharing) and data technologies can be discerned. The first approach traces histories of ocean sciences data technologies, highlighting the significant role of governments in their development. The second approach is comprised of an oceanic contribution to the study of ontological politics. The third takes a human-social centered approach, examining the networks of people and practices responsible for creating and maintaining ocean sciences big data infrastructure. The three approaches make possible a comparative reflection on the entangled ethical strands at work in the literature.

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Vertical Love

Forms of Submission and Top-Down Power in Orthodox Ethiopia

Diego Maria Malara and Tom Boylston

situations and relationships. In a manner analogous to the veneration of saints, kinship is hierarchical and incorporates love and the ethics of care with steep power relationships. Generally, people tend to emphasize the disciplinary aspects of fatherhood

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Giving and Taking without Reciprocity

Conversations in South India and the Anthropology of Ethics

Soumhya Venkatesan

This article constitutes an intervention in the anthropology of ethics through a discussion of conversations about instances of religious alms/charitable giving where there is no expectation of direct reciprocity. I argue that this kind of ‘ethical

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For a New Materialist Analytics of Time

Laura Bear

more generally, provide rich resources for such a project. In particular, the concept of ‘time-tricking’ reveals much about the ethics and experience of the future associated with secular, capitalist or ‘modern’ time. There is an interesting

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On Misfitness

Reflections in and out of Fashion

James D. Faubion

proximate task was to address an apparent paradox that I had myself created. In An Anthropology of Ethics (2011), seeking critically to expand and elaborate the parameters of the ethical domain that Foucault developed in the second volume of The History

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Ethnographic engagements with global elites

Paul Robert Gilbert and Jessica Sklair

—explicit. This in turn has required that certain disciplinary norms regarding the ethics of ethnographic fieldwork be confronted head on. Anthropology’s crisis of critique In a recently published volume, After the Crisis: Anthropological Thought, Neoliberalism

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Discipline (and Lenience) Beyond the Self

Discipleship in a Pentecostal-Charismatic Organization

Bruno Reinhardt

recent criticisms in the anthropologies of Islam ( Schielke 2015 ) and ethics ( Laidlaw 2014 ), this framework still provides the most suitable resources to reflect upon my particular case, especially a fruitful ethnographic attention to how religious

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Navigating Unpredictable Sites

Methodological Implications of Positioning during and after Fieldwork in Conflict Societies

Eva Gerharz

subjective feelings of powerlessness, the sheer presence of a foreigner has an impact on people’s lives and changes social reality. This raises questions concerning research ethics and the responsibility of the researcher not to harm the safety of local

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Barbara Madeloni

Neoliberal policies in teacher education marginalise faculty voice, narrow conceptions of teaching and learning and redefine how we know ourselves, our students and our work. Pressured within audit culture and the constant surveillance of accountability regimes to participate in practices that dehumanise, silence and de-form education, teacher educators are caught between compliance and complicity or the potential and risks of resistance. Written from my lived experience within the neoliberal regime of teacher education, this article examines the vulnerabilities, fears and risks that shape our choices, as well as the possibilities for ethical, answerable action.