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Relational Ethics and Partiality

A Critique of Thad Metz’s ‘Towards an African Moral Theory’

Motsamai Molefe

Thad Metz (2007a) in his ground breaking article ‘Towards an African Moral Theory’ defends an African relational moral theory. 1 By ‘moral theory’ he refers to a principle of right action or ‘normative theorisation’, which involves invoking

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Idolatry and Relation

Martin Buber's View

Beniamino Fortis

is the negation of idolatry, which, in turn, is associated with a negation of relationality. Getting somewhat ahead of the explanation, I can already say now that Buber sees idolatry as a human attitude which prevents relationality. He regards

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Anticipation and Episodic Time

Cheryl Mattingly

, refusing their invitations into a shared community of suffering. She did not believe they truly cared for her – they were ‘hypocritical’, she asserted. She was convinced that some were gossiping about her ‘behind her back’. These relational difficulties

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The Relational and Experiential Qualities of an Ambiguous Concept

Noel B. Salazar

article, then, I reflect critically on human immobility as both an analytical concept and as a lived experience. I start by semantically disentangling the unavoidable relational dynamics of immobility with its positive semantic opposite, mobility. The fact

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From Colonial Extractivism to Hearting and Feelthinking

Reflections on Accompanying Women Territory Defenders in Bolivia.

Floor van der Hout

the decolonial potential of my methodological approach acompañar , inspired by feminist and indigenous work on relationality, embodiment, feelthinking, and hearting that challenges the colonial extractivist logic. I use Sundberg's (2014) definition

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The anthropology of infrastructure

The boom and the bubble?

Natalia Buier

argue, should strive for a critical deconstruction of the contemporary infrastructural moment. In the first part of the article, I engage with the arguments in favor of infrastructure as an analytical lens by focusing on their treatment of relationality

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Professionalizing Persons and Foretelling Futures

Capacity Building in Post-Earthquake Haiti

Kristin LaHatte

governance’ and increasing development effectiveness through measurable, transferable and auditable outcomes. Development practitioners actualize capacity building efforts through the sanctioning of certain kinds of relationality. According to the

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Pleasure and Dementia

On Becoming an Appreciating Subject

Annelieke Driessen

. My analysis of these situations suggests that pleasure is a relational achievement, comparable to the organization of passion as put forward by Gomart and Hennion (1999) . I describe how care professionals 2 craft the conditions that subsequently

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Making Masculinities on the Street

Exploring Street Boys’ Everyday Relationships on the Streets of Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo

Thandie Hlabana, Lorraine van Blerk, and Janine Hunter

Masculinity research has seen a shift from essentialist perspectives on gender and power toward relational understandings of the social construction of gender and identity. The work of Raewyn Connell played a unique and significant role in this

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Relational Teaching with Boys

Joseph Nelson

Michael Reichert and Richard Hawley. 2014. I Can Learn from You: Boys as Relational Learners. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press. 216 pp. ISBN: 9781612506647