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Achieving the Ordinary

Everyday Peace and the Other in Bosnian Mixed-Ethnicity Families

Keziah Conrad

. Ordinary Ethics: Anthropology, Language, and Action . New York : Fordham University Press . Maček , Ivana . 2009 . Sarajevo under Siege: Anthropology in Wartime . Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press . 10

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On Misfitness

Reflections in and out of Fashion

James D. Faubion

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‘Misfits’ are proof positive that the anthropological chestnut of ‘the psychic unity of mankind’ glosses over the actual psychic disunity of the anthropic. The proof militates against rendering misfitness merely as a social construction even as it militates in favour of rendering it as a ‘polythetic class’, the unity of which is not based in the common features of all tokens of a given type but instead in their ‘family resemblance’. Members of the family include those who are deemed incompetent, but also those deemed best suited to specific social stations. Misfitness may also be sought and not merely ascribed. In every case, misfitness has an ethically ambiguous status – and so offers us a lesson of the systemic place of the ‘irritant’ within but also at the edge of and beyond the bounds of any current anthropology of ordinary ethics.

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The Generative Power of Political Emotions

Mette-Louise Johansen, Therese Sandrup, and Nerina Weiss

.1017/CBO9780511818462 Lambek , M. , ed. 2010 . Ordinary Ethics: Anthropology, Language and Action . New York : Fordham University Press . Lutz , C. 2017 . “ What Matters ” Cultural Anthropology 32 ( 2 ): 181 – 191 . 10.14506/ca32.2.02 Mazzarella

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Tricking Time, Overthrowing a Regime

Reining in the Future in the Yemeni Youth Revolution

Ross Porter

maintaining a futuristic way of life in the present moment. In spite of what may seem an extraordinary temporal capacity, inhabiting ends in this way in fact aligns with what Michael Lambek terms ordinary ethics, consisting of ‘all activities that do not

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Giving and Taking without Reciprocity

Conversations in South India and the Anthropology of Ethics

Soumhya Venkatesan

. 2012 . “ Ordinary Ethics .” Pp. 133 – 149 in A Companion to Moral Anthropology , ed. Didier Fassin . West Sussex : Wiley-Blackwell . 10.1002/9781118290620.ch8 DeNapoli , Antoinette E. 2009 . “ ‘By the Sweetness of the Tongue’: Duty, Destiny

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Discipline (and Lenience) Beyond the Self

Discipleship in a Pentecostal-Charismatic Organization

Bruno Reinhardt

approach lenience and its related problems, such as the inherent contingency of lived religion, by moving beyond discipline per se, as often implied by the ‘ordinary ethics’ ( Lambek 2010 ) paradigm in its various forms. This alternative is likely to

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Eschatology, Ethics, and Ēthnos

Ressentiment and Christian Nationalism in the Anthropology of Christianity

Jon Bialecki

Word: Literalism in America from the Pulpit to the Bench . New York : New Press . Das , Veena . 2012 . “ Ordinary Ethics .” In A Companion to Moral Anthropology , ed. Didier Fassin , 133 – 149 . Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell . 10

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For an Anthropology of Cognitive Disability

Patrick McKearney and Tyler Zoanni

.1177/089124194023001002 Antze , P. 2010 . ‘On the Pragmatics of Empathy in the Neurodiversity Movement’ . In M. Lambek (ed.), Ordinary Ethics: Anthropology, Language, and Action . New York : Fordham University Press , 310 – 327 . Bagatell , N. 2010 . ‘ From Cure

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Khaled Furani

Encounter . Berkeley : University of California Press . Kroeber , Theodora . 1979 . Alfred Kroeber: A Personal Configuration . Berkeley : University of California Press . Lambek , Michael , ed. 2010 . Ordinary Ethics: Anthropology, Language, and

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Responsible Doubt and Embodied Conviction

The Infrastructure of British Equestrian Horse/Human ‘Partnership’

Rosie Jones McVey

of a Good Thing ’. In M. Lambek (ed.), Ordinary Ethics: Anthropology, Language, and Action . New York : Fordham University Press , 143 – 164 . Larkin , B. 2013 . ‘ The Politics and Poetics of Infrastructure ’. Annual Review of Anthropology