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(2014-11) - Journal articleWhat follows is a set of paired articles, followed by a statement by both authors where they debate their distinct positions. Both articles treat irony, but while Rapport looks to it as a possible liberal virtue, a means ...
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(2015) - Journal articleThis paper will examine how animal protection investigators, lobbyists and campaigners in Scotland consider the relationship between nature and ethics. Specifically, it will look at the complex ways in which activists ...
Notaries of color in colonial Panama: Limpieza de Sangre, Legislation and Imperial Practices in the Administration of the Spanish Empire (2014-07) - Journal articleOn July 20, 1740, King Philip V of Spain was given paperwork regarding a dispute over the adjudication of a notarial office in Panama City and, as usual, he was expected to make a decision. The king also had in hand ...
How khipus indicated labour contributions in an Andean village: an explanation of colour banding, seriation and ethnocategories (2016-12) - Journal articleNew archival and ethnographic evidence reveals that Inka style khipus were used in the Andean community of Santiago de Anchucaya to record contributions to communal labour obligations until the 1940s. Archival testimony ...