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We complain to God, then to the shaweesh: rethinking unfree labour through the study of refugee workers in Middle Eastern agriculture
This paper revisits the notion of “unfree labour” through the study of displaced Syrians working informally in Middle Eastern agriculture.
Generic becoming: anthropology and the non-specific
Everywhere and nowhere, the “generic” is discarded as the copy, the knock-off, the old and overgeneralized. In this talk, Scott MacLochlainn discusses how it is instead remarkably neglected as a concept within anthropology and social theory.
(im)Permanent Development: Temporal Anxieties of Oil and “Ethical” Capitalism in Kenya
"Passing Down Pollution": Reflections on kinship in and outside epigenetic toxicology
Janelle Lamoreaux discusses how renewed interest in kinship reverberates with the intergenerational dimensions of reproductive and developmental toxicology.
EDCMA Lecture: What is an Ethnographic Interview? Thoughts at the Intersection of Anthropology and Psychiatry
Iconocracy: The Sovereignty of a Statue and the Dominion of a Crown
This paper will draw on fieldwork on a ritual tradition in rural Guangdong to bring studies of Chinese deity cults into engagement with political philosophy and with anthropological theories of human-object assemblages.
Can anthropological theories be combined with machine learning methods? Do recent advances within text mining allow for the realization of Levi-Strauss’ dream of a computational structuralism?