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Ethnographic witnessing

Or, hope is the first anthropological emotion

Carole McGranahan

ethnographic witness. It is a combination of truth and possibility. This is what Michel-Rolph Trouillot called the ‘moral optimism’ of anthropology, specifically the disciplinary choice to recognise ‘the richness and variability of humankind’, and to choose to

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Introduction

Legal regimes under pandemic conditions: A comparative anthropology

Geoffrey Hughes

(Dey) have often been exacerbated, even weaponised against the most vulnerable. The simultaneously global and highly particularistic nature of the pandemic has posed numerous challenges for anthropological description, though. The discipline

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Visceral non-presence

Ethnography in the age of COVID

Jessica Brinkworth, Korinta Maldonado, Ellen Moodie, and Gilberto Rosas

different perspectives on this emergent project on local manifestations of the global coronavirus crisis. For all of us, this has been an unprecedented and necessary opportunity to work together, merging biological and cultural anthropology in ways Franz

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Narmala Halstead

globalization ’, Public Culture 10 , no. 2 : 225 – 247 . Demian , M. ( 2010 ), ‘ Community at the expense of “kinship” in British courts ’, Journal of Legal Anthropology 1 , no. 2 : 229 – 245 . Dwivedi , D. and S. Mohan ( 2020 ), ‘ The

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COVID-19 as method

Managing the ubiquity of waste and waste-collectors in India

Tridibesh Dey

epidemic in the country ’, press release, 24 March ( Government of India ). Reno , J. ( 2015 ), ‘ Waste and waste management ’, Annual Review of Anthropology 44 : 557 – 572 . SBA (Swachh Bharat Abhiyan) ( 2020 ), ‘ Take a pledge ’, accessed 25

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Milja Kurki

experience or advance the same ways of being human. The literatures on the Anthropocene and posthumanism have made a considerable impact on the social sciences in the last two decades. From sociology and anthropology to philosophy and international