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Instead of a Novel

Sophia Yablonska's Travelogues in the History of Modern Ukrainian Literature

Olena Haleta

photos ( The Charm of Morocco , 1932; From the Country of Rice and Opium , 1936; and Distant Horizons , 1939) that combine autobiographical and anthropological writing and transgress the poetical and narrative frameworks of Ukrainian literature of that

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Michael Carrithers

Seriousness is achieved when a speaker effectively moves the audience according to his or her intentions. But seriousness is fragile and subject to countless vicissitudes, as illustrated in an encounter with the television evangelist Oral Roberts. I interrogate one of the means used to counter such vicissitudes-hyperbole. Hyperbole may include exaggeration and amplification of all kinds, and may be manifest in deeds as well as words. I first follow hyperbole through 9/11 and the competing ideologies of Salafi jihadists and the Bush administration to show how 'absolute metaphors' are enlisted hyperbolically. I examine too how epic narratives are created as a similar form of hyperbole. Finally, I show how sacredness, another allied form of hyperbole, is attributed to the Holocaust in present-day Germany. Throughout I argue, and illustrate, how anthropological writing is of necessity ironic, such that irony is better than 'cultural relativism' as an understanding of the anthropological enterprise.

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Patrick O'Hare and Anna Szolucha

conceptual ambition, as Millar develops a range of analytical categories to help us understand waste-pickers’ lives, agency and place in the economy. As is increasingly common in anthropological writing on labour, she dispenses with the formal/informal binary

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The Art of Capture

Hidden Jokes and the Reinvention of Animistic Ontologies in Southwest China

Katherine Swancutt

anthropologically, Tuosat concluded that animism is neither a philosophy nor an ideology for Nuosu, but social life itself. He even felt that his Nuosu animistic upbringing informed his anthropological writing and personality. Continuing, Tuosat said that, nowadays

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From the “state-idea” to “politically organized subjection”

Revisiting Abrams in times of crisis in Turkey and EU-Europe

Katharina Bodirsky

in “political power” with Gramsci. And with this I do not mean the “idealist” reception of Gramsci that has predominantly informed anthropological writing ( Crehan 2002: 176 ), but the “political economic” Gramsci who understood the making of hegemony

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Surviving Hrant Dink

Carnal Mourning under the Specter of Senselessness

Alice von Bieberstein

January 2007. Much anthropological writing about the ‘event’ has followed an interpretation of Alain Badiou’s (2005) seminal work, conceiving of it as a break in modes of intelligibility by reconfiguring the possible and proposing new truths (see, e

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Jelena Tošić and Annika Lems

University Press . Fabian , Johannes . 1990 . “ Presence and Representation: The Other and Anthropological Writing .” Critical Inquiry 16 ( 4 ): 753 – 772 . 10.1086/448558 Faist , Thomas . 2013 . “ The Mobility Turn: A New Paradigm for the

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No One Can Hold It Back

The Theopolitics of Water and Life in Chilean Patagonia without Dams

Carlota McAllister

growing body of anthropological writing on the Anthropocene 1 contends that stretching our relational imaginaries to form new alliances in this fashion is imperative in a moment when all of life is threatened by extinction, thanks not least to extractive

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Fieldwork at sunset

Visual representations of anthropology online

Bryonny Goodwin-Hawkins and Hannah Gould

homogenous to heterogeneous through artifacts that “chart the direction and form of cultural development” ( Van Keuren 1989: 36 ). Joel Robbins (2013) has observed that contemporary anthropological writing is almost exclusively concerned with the “suffering

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Between Boundary-Work and Cosmopolitan Aspirations

A Historical Genealogy of EASA (and European Anthropology)

Damián Omar Martínez

to ‘the “danger” represented by postmodernism, the attacks on anthropological writing, on conventional grand theories and on fieldwork’ ( Archetti 2003: 104 ), EASA's founders shared an intellectual commitment to the ‘distinctive European tradition in