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‘Coming To Look Alike’

Materializing Affinity in Japanese Foster and Adoptive Care

Kathryn E. Goldfarb

. Recognition as kinship is aided by what I term ‘kinship technologies’, that is, culturally and historically specific engagements with signs of relatedness through which people understand kinship as such. I argue here and elsewhere ( Goldfarb 2012 ) that in

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Uneasy Entanglements

Solar Energy Development in Zanzibar

Erin Dean

projects. The parts were not manufactured locally, so replacement and repair parts were difficult and expensive to get. Perhaps most significantly, these solar instalment projects put the technology in place but did not train local people to maintain or

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The Ontological Turn

Taking Different Worlds Seriously

Andrew Pickering

nonhuman world we all inhabit. There’s nothing very disturbing there after all. But in the twenty-first century, the social constructivist consensus has broken down, and both anthropology and science and technology studies (STS) have taken an ontological

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Shadows, Screens, Bodies, and Light

Reading the Discursive Shadow in the Age of American Silent Cinema

Amy E. Borden

profilmic event and, in doing so, assert a profilmic iteration between bodies and image-producing technologies as fundamental to the ontological status of a shadow image. As we see in “The Vanishing Man,” the invention of the x-ray and the images it produces

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Invisible labour

Do we need to reoccupy student engagement policy?

Sarah Hayes

ideas may be across many elements of communicative behaviour. In previous research, I have examined policy statements that draw attention to an additional form of ‘value’ that the use of technology-enhanced learning (TEL) is expected to yield ( Hayes

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Belonging in a New Myanmar

Identity, Law, and Gender in the Anthropology of Contemporary Buddhism

Juliane Schober

social formations that have drawn upon manuscript and print technologies. In his recent essay, “Contemporary Burmese Buddhism,” Niklas Foxeus (2016) asserts that modern projects are informed by how they encounter genealogies of the past. He identifies

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Nighttime Navigating

Moving a Container Ship through Darkness

Maria Borovnik

, seafarers use the technology that contemporary international transport requires. 2 Ship officers and crew, nevertheless, also depend on their experience and understanding of the geography of the seascape and any possible external forces impinging on their

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Organic Vehicles and Passengers

The Tsetse Fly as Transient Analytical Workspace

Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga

that goes well beyond microbial, tsetse, big forest animals, and livestock to technologies that people devise to enable themselves to do certain work while on the move (in flight, on the bus, on the train, on foot, on treadmills, etc.). From charging

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High-rise social failures

Regulating technologies, authority, and aesthetics in the resettlement of Taipei military villages

Elisa Tamburo

Zhongxin Village's relocation—and on a month and a half of follow-up fieldwork in 2017—a year after the relocation. New regulatory regimes, articulated with new house technologies, governance, and aesthetics challenge the inhabitants’ spatial practices

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Prelude to a Grid

Energy, Gender and Labour on an Electric Frontier

Kristin D. Phillips

models, enabling people to pay for solar energy with lower upfront costs ( ADB 2015 ; Economist 2016 ). Solar technology projects in Tanzania range from solar lantern distribution to schoolchildren, to household systems, to mini-grids that power