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Scale and Number

Framing an Ideology of Pastoral Plenty in Rural Mongolia

Joseph Bristley

A number of works in anthropology examine how scales are divisible into numerical or quantifiable increments. Such an approach is visible across diverse literature, ranging from analyses of how populations are governed ( Foucault 1997 ; Mitchell

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Scale Matters

Relating Wetland Loss and Commercial Fishing Activity in Louisiana across Spatial Scales

Amy Freitag, Suzana Blake, Patricia M. Clay, Alan C. Haynie, Chris Kelble, Michael Jepson, Stephen Kasperski, Kirsten M. Leong, Jamal H. Moss, and Seann D. Regan

Environmental management has been increasingly moving away from single species management toward ecosystem-based fisheries management (EBFM) at scales that encompass multiple jurisdictions. The first efforts in ecosystem-based management occurred

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Clashing Scales and Accelerated Change

Two Cases from Norway

Thomas Hylland Eriksen

inherently volatile environments may exacerbate instability and increase volatility rather than reducing it. The clashing scales of central planning and local life, and the incompatible knowledge regimes of modelling and experience, are at the root of the

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Radio Broadcasting, Disability Activism, and the Remaking of the Postwar Welfare State

Rebecca Scales

un beau concert à la station de T.S.F. Alpes-Grenoble P.T.T.,” Comoedia , 22 January 1936, 2. Didier performed sporadically on the radio in the 1930s before becoming a soloist for French state broadcasting in 1944. 11 Rebecca Scales, Radio and the

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To Fail at Scale!

Minimalism and Maximalism in Humanitarian Entrepreneurship

Jamie Cross and Alice Street

Power, that aimed to increase access to energy by mass producing and marketing small-scale solar-powered lanterns. Minimalism and Maximalism: Scale in Humanitarian Design At the turn of the century, companies like Daktari and Barefoot Power

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Uneven development, the politics of scale, or global austerity?

Ida Susser

, neglect crucial politics of scale and uneven development? Do we need to reconfigure older conceptions of core and periphery, the development of underdevelopment or, as Eric Wolf (1999) would have it, the centers of the capitalist mode of production? Is

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Understanding Mobilities in a Dangerous World

Gail Adams-Hutcheson, Holly Thorpe, and Catharine Coleborne

of power, and these are amplified when danger is present. 4 In an age of mobile media communications, imagined and digital mobilities also encourage us to pay attention to the more mundane and smaller-scale situations that could, at any given moment

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‘Every Person Counts’

The Problem of Scale in Everyday Humanitarianism

Anne-Meike Fechter

Humanitarian endeavours are sometimes described as a ‘drop in the ocean’ of need. At first sight, the problem of ‘scale’ might refer to the constant challenge to provide more, or enough support to those requiring it. Focusing on the case of

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Navigating Crises of Scale in the Anthropocene

A Note to Engaged Anthropologists

Gauri Pathak and Mark Nichter

unbridled plastic production, consumption, and disposal has been nothing short of mind boggling. The scale of production and proliferation and the temporal persistence of synthetic organic polymers are so dramatic that a stratigraphical era of the

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A Robust Neural Fingerprint of Cinematic Shot-Scale

Gal Raz, Giancarlo Valente, Michele Svanera, Sergio Benini, and András Bálint Kovács

tactile sensations in the beholder. Heinrich Wölfflin (1864–1945), a Swiss art historian, agreed with Riegl that different “shot-scales” exist in painting and that they represent different perceptual modes, but he attributed slightly different