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Scoping Recursivity

A Comment on Franklin and Napier

Martin Holbraad

Commenting on two articles that have appealed to the notion of 'recursivity' to articulate new directions for anthropological thinking, this piece seeks to clarify the scope of a recursive turn in contemporary anthropology, distinguishing it from elements of recursivity that have always been present in the discipline's epistemic procedures.

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A New Sociobiology

Immunity, Alterity, and the Social Repertoire

A. David Napier

The relation between biological processes and social practices has given rise to a sociobiology heavily defined through experimental, cause-and-effect theorizing, applying biology to society, culture, and individual action. Human behaviour is largely understood as the outcome of biological processes, with individual autonomy and survival, and social order and stability, prioritized. Building on an argument first made about selfhood in 1986, and about immunology from 1992 onwards, this article argues that advances in science reframe our understanding of the boundaries between self and other ('non-self'), and thereby also our awareness of the importance of risk and danger, and the social contexts that encourage or discourage social risks. Because the assimilation of difference is not only crucial to survival, but critical for creation, the argument here for 'a new sociobiology' is for a less biologically determined sociobiology. Difference can destroy, but it is necessary for adaptation and creation. A new sociobiology, therefore, must prioritize organic relatedness over organic autonomy, attraction to 'other' over concern with 'self', if the field is to advance our understanding of creation, survival, and growth.

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A Theory of ‘Animal Borders’

Thoughts and Practices toward Non-human Animals among the G|ui Hunter-Gatherers

Kazuyoshi Sugawara

behavior of a bird reminds one of a relevant tale or myth, while holding a cultural representation relevant to the interpretation of such a behavior may sharpen observational ability. I now turn to ethno-immunology observations in order to throw light on

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“Windrush Generation” and “Hostile Environment”

Symbols and Lived Experiences in Caribbean Migration to the UK

Huon Wardle and Laura Obermuller

. 1990 . “ Toward an Anthropology of Immunology: The Body as Nation State .” Medical Anthropology Quarterly 4 ( 4 ): 410 – 426 . 10.1525/maq.1990.4.4.02a00030 Obermuller , Laura ., and Huon Wardle . 2018 . “ The Windrush Generation

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Sachiko Hosoya

, N. ( 2014 ), ‘ Abortion in Iranian Legal System: A Review ’, Iran Journal of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology 13 , no. 1 : 71 – 84 . Abbasi-Shavazi M. J. , McDonald , P. and Hosseini-Chavoshi , M. ( 2008 ), ‘ Modernization or Cultural

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The Biologically Vulnerable Boy

Framing Sex Differences in Childhood Infectious Disease Mortality

Heather T. Battles

Immunoglobulin Class of Polioantibody in the Serum of Men and Women .” Journal of Immunology 101 , no. 1 : 92 – 98 . Allen , Edgar V . 1934 . “ The Relationship of Sex to Disease .” Annals of Internal Medicine 7 , no. 8 : 1000 – 1012 . Ariès

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The Puzzle of The University on Air

A Story of Media and Academia in Israel, 1977–2013

Hagai Boas and Ayelet Baram-Tsabari

Exact sciences 92 19.3 Physics, Chemistry, Medicine, Biology, Geology, ComputerScience, etc. Immunology, Genetic Engineering in Plants, The History of Mediterranean Geology, Black Holes and White Dwarves Social sciences 43 9 Economics, Law, Education

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Simone Dennis and Andrew Dawson

consumption and provision of ‘risk substances’, including alcohol. Her broader research interests coalesce around the minute operations of power, which she has explored in a range of ethnographic contexts, including among police, in immunology and virology

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Reawakening the Curious Muses

Research, Curatorship, Collections, and Publics at Copenhagen's Medical Museion

Ken Arnold and Thomas Söderqvist

; went on to postgraduate research on the history of mid-twentieth-century immunology; and wrote about scientific biography as a genre and the historiography of contemporary science and technology. So, I both knew the science and was interested in the

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The Coronavirus as Nature-Culture

Talking about Agency

Annette Schnabel and Bettina Ülpenich

scientific experts came from the broader fields of epistemology, immunology, or vaccinology such as Anthony Fauci in the United States, Anders Tegnell in Sweden, Chris Whitty in the UK, Sotiris Tsiodras in Greece, Denis Prozenko in Russia, Fernando Simón in