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Dream-Realities

Rematerializing Martyrs and the Missing Soldiers of the Iran-Iraq War

Sana Chavoshian

being by molding and specifying them as sacred relics. I then go a step further, exploring the ‘atmospheres’ ( Böhme 1993 ) that are shaped by the “affective exudations” ( Navaro-Yashin 2012: 174) of the graves that challenge the state's official

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Tending to Suspension

Abstraction and Apparatuses of Atmospheric Attunement in Matsutake Worlds

Timothy Choy

Scenes from mushroom technosciences illuminate forms, practices, and temporalities of atmospheric attunement. This article reanimates moments from scientific literature where chemists and mycologists chase elusive smells and spores, explicating how scientists’ experimental apparatuses of attunement arrange conditions for matsutake to be reduced and concentrated toward the goal of sensibility. Reduction and concentration do more than translate atmospheric elusiveness into specification; achieved through grinding, evaporating, and remixing, they condition a ‘tending to suspension’. Tending to suspension amplifies qualities and throws subjects and sensorial attention into the middle of volumes and durations. ‘Tending’ implies care as well as a ‘tending toward’—the sense that something may develop a tendency. Experimental apparatuses of atmospheric attunement, tending to such tendings, model a method for anthropological study of diffuse objects.

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Dan Rabinowitz

Elinor Ostrom, joint winner (with Oliver Williamson) of the 2009 Nobel prize in economic sciences, was quickly recognized by anthropologists as an honorary member of the tribe, and as someone whose achievements are a tribute to the discipline (see Baumard 2009; Wutich and Smth 2009). A political scientist by training, Ostrom was not formally trained as an anthropologist or an ethnographer. This notwithstanding, her commitment to empirical field research and her preoccupation since the early 1970s with the role of collective action, trust, and cooperation in arrangements designed to enhance the management of common pool resources (CPRs) repeatedly directed her toward populations (indigenous groups at the margins of states) and issues (institutions designed and operated at the community level) usually associated with anthropology.

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Enwinding Social Theory

Wind and Weather in Zulu Zionist Sensorial Experiences

Rune Flikke

a racist apartheid and post-apartheid South Africa (cf. Flikke 2006) . In order to reflect upon this, I will explore a recent approach to the ‘weather-world’ ( Ingold 2010 ), which treats human relationships to the atmosphere as species-specific. I

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Blue Sky Matter

Toward an (In-flight) Understanding of the Sensuousness of Mobilities Design

Ole B. Jensen and Phillip Vannini

the growing body of knowledge on aff ective atmospheres. 9 With this article we aim to contribute to the development of a research agenda within mobility studies where materiality and design are explicitly put in the conceptual foreground, especially

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Governing the Sun

The Challenges of Geoengineering

Klaus Radunsky and Tim Cadman

from the atmosphere arising from the combustion of fossil fuels for energy production and the burning of forests. It was suggested that rather than combusting fossil fuels, “biomass energy sources,” including agricultural crops and forests might be used

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Enemies of the people

Theorizing dispossession and mirroring conspiracy in the Republic of Georgia

Katrine Bendtsen Gotfredsen

rivals and a general atmosphere of alert suspicion, or “conspirativity” ( Verdery 2014 ), causing Soviet citizens and authorities alike to be on a constant lookout for conspiracies and unseen enemies (see also Borenstein 2014 ; Ortman and Heathershaw

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Achieving the Ordinary

Everyday Peace and the Other in Bosnian Mixed-Ethnicity Families

Keziah Conrad

Everyday Despite the small betrayals of the past, the heartfelt differences in orientation to religion, and the heavy symbolic baggage loaded onto lifeways and customs, during the iftar meal, Milka and her family achieve an atmosphere not of strained

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Beyond the Glittering Golden Buddha Statues

Difference and Self-transformation through Buddhist Volunteer Tourism in Thailand

Brooke Schedneck

the architecture, from the mythical creature guardians at the gated entrances to the curved roof finials shaped like flames, provide much aesthetic beauty and sensory stimulation. Some tourists take in the atmosphere and surely reconcile that they will

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Jablonka’s History

Literature and the Search for Truth

Sarah Fishman

-truth atmosphere, a certain number of people, Trump supporters in particular, no longer care whether something is true or false. They thrill “precisely to the falsehood,” which demonstrates the liar’s power to reshape reality in line with “their own fantasies of