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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Discomfiture in time; and the future as birthright
(2017) - Journal article,
“Dying out” : conversion and the complexity of neighbourliness on the Polish Belarussian border
(2017-01) - Journal article,
This paper addresses the way that religious affiliation and conversion shape ongoing tensions over historical periods of exile, resettlement, exodus and elimination in a small town on the Eastern Polish border. I explore ...
Testing freedom : ontological considerations
(2017-07-28) - Journal article,
Who or what can be free, or not free? The question may seem mind-boggling on close inspection. To the extent that meaning is defined through reference, or acts of naming, different meanings of freedom deployed in daily ...
The anthropology of epidemic control : technologies and materialities
(2018) - Journal article,
Times of the self in Kingston, Jamaica
(2017-05-27) - Journal article,
Revival Zionists – a small spiritist following in Jamaica – describe how their relations with spirits allow them to bring personal spiritual gifts to bear on every day or ‘temporal’ experience. Taking a hint from Kant that ...