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Anxiety and cosmopolitan futures : Brexit and Scotland
(2017-05) - Journal article,
Two themes, temporality and cosmopolitanism, repeatedly arose during conversations in Scotland with people who favored remaining in the European Union. The 2016 referendum’s result in favor leaving the EU has affected how ...
Roma mobility, beyond migration : religious humanitarianism and transnational Roma missionary work as de-constructions of migration
(2018-06-28) - Journal article,
Much of the literature concerning the migration of Roma in-between European Union countries has thus far focused extensively (and almost exclusively) on the political and economic consequences of this ’Roma movement’ across ...
Zoonosis : prospects and challenges for medical anthropology
(2018-06-25) - Journal item,
Plague masks : the visual emergence of anti-epidemic personal protection equipment
(2018-11-19) - Journal article,
Often described as “masks” face-worn devices are employed as personal protection equipment by health workers and the general public and considered to be an indispensable technology against epidemics. Simultaneously, they ...
Before Boas: The Genesis of Ethnography and Ethnology in the German Enlightenment. Han F. Vermeulen. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2015. 746 pp.
(2017-03) - Journal item,
Vermeulen shows that the expansive moment of ethnography and ethnology was the 1740s, and the scholars involved were Germans who worked in and on peoples in the Russian empire. This was the period in which the keywords ...
Towards a cosmopolitan anthropology of Anyone : a response to Brigitte Lewis
(2017-12-01) - Journal article,
In response to a critique of ‘cosmopolitanism’ and what it might offer ‘anthropology’, this article sets out to formulate a relation between the two that encompasses an ambitious programme of both knowledge and justice. A ...
Zoonotic diagrams : mastering and unsettling human-animal relations
(2017-09) - Journal article,
This article approaches interspecies relations through an examination of the prevalent visual device employed in the representation of animal-human infection in the life sciences: the zoonotic cycles diagram. After charting ...
A 'suitable soil' : plague's breeding grounds at the dawn of the third pandemic
(2017-07) - Journal article,
A pressing question during the first half-decade of the third plague pandemic (1894–9) was what was a ‘suitable soil’ for the disease. The question related to plague’s perceived ability to disappear from a given city only ...
The liberal treatment of difference : an untimely meditation on culture and civilization
(2011-10) - Journal article,
John Stuart Mill’s liberal vision included a notion of “civil advancement” whereby the free expression of a diversity of opinion would result not only in an initial collision of difference but also in an eventual consolidation ...
Human predation and animal sociality : the transformational agency of ‘wolf people’ in Mongolia
(Routledge, 2016-11-14) - Book item,
This chapter examines the recent proliferation of ‘wolf people’ following the advent of the Mongolian gold rush. By analysing ethnographic and historical material on the position of wolves in Mongolian cosmology, I demonstrate ...