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Responsible Doubt and Embodied Conviction

The Infrastructure of British Equestrian Horse/Human ‘Partnership’

Rosie Jones McVey

particular experiences of dyadic relatedness? In answering these questions, I argue that British amateur horse owners’ attitudes of doubt and/or conviction are important operational nodes within complex infrastructures of equestrian care and horse

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The Art of Doubting

A Jewish Perspective

Danny Rich

and capacity to appreciate and that they may well be proved to be wrong in the shorter or longer term or, at the very least, become aware of new understandings. It is for this reason that I am an advocate of doubt. Doubt, of course, requires some

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The Art of Doubting

A Christian Perspective

Daniela Koeppler

organisation of the Christian Church was founded. The anti-Jewish polemics in the Gospels and Apostolic Letters testify to the fact that already the early Christian movement often rejected in a polemical and aggressive way doubts and criticism regarding its

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Infrastructures of Certainty and Doubt

Matthew Carey and Morten Axel Pedersen

Debates surrounding notions of certainty and conviction and, conversely, of doubt, uncertainty and opacity have proved to be some of the liveliest and most anthropologically productive of recent years. The contention that a kernel of

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“You're a Trickster”

Mockery, Egalitarianism, and Uncertainty in Northeastern Namibia

Megan Laws

resonances. They are circumscribed by paradox and give rise to experiences of ambivalence. At the heart of this paradox is the doubt people experience over who the ‘we, here’ are (see also Bird-David 2017 ), over who, in other words, share the values

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Mimesis and Conspiracy

Bureaucracy, New Media and the Infrastructural Forms of Doubt

Michael Vine and Matthew Carey

change as such . This gap – between the seen and unseen – constitutes a zone where the visceral incontrovertibility of the event collides with uncertainty as to its precise nature to produce particular configurations of certainty and doubt. One example

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The Debate's Conjuncture

An Introduction

João Pina-Cabral

The present collection of papers reflects a debate entitled ‘Doubt and Determination’ that took place at the Lisbon EASA20 (online) conference. The two colleagues I first invited (Stephan Palmié, University of Chicago and Anne-Christine Taylor

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Kevin W. Sweeney

Book Review of Malcolm Turvey, Doubting Vision: Film and the Revelationist Tradition

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Forget Dawkins

Notes toward an Ethnography of Religious Belief and Doubt

Paul-François Tremlett and Fang-Long Shih

New Atheism is characterized by a binary logic that pits religion against science, belief against doubt, a pre-modern past against a modern present. It generates a temporal sensibility and attitude toward being modern that is a 'survival' of late-nineteenth-century anthropology, where religious belief and the past were bound together in opposition to science and the present. We analyze this binary logic and then, in response, present two ethnographic accounts—one from the Philippines, the other from Taiwan—to support our contention that religion is not just a matter of personal convictions. Rather, it is a public practice in which belief and doubt are constituted socially and dialogically.

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Godless People, Doubt, and Atheism

Ruy Llera Blanes and Galina Oustinova-Stjepanovic

In the introduction to this special issue, we set the agenda for researching the aspirations and practices of godless people who seek to thin out religion in their daily lives. We reflect on why processes of disengagement from religion have not been adequately researched in anthropology. Locating this issue's articles in the anthropological literature on doubt and atheism, we argue for the importance of a comparative investigation to analyze people's reluctance to pursue religion.