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The epidemiologist as culture hero : visualizing humanity in the age of “the next pandemic”
(2016) - Journal article
Concern over the “coming plague,” a projected microbiological catastrophe threatening the survival of humanity, has come to generate a new cinematic figure: the epidemiologist as culture hero. The visual narrative of the ...
John Brown : freedom and imposture in the early twentieth-century trans-Caribbean
(Routledge, 2016-12-02) - Book item
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 ...
How khipus indicated labour contributions in an Andean village: an explanation of colour banding, seriation and ethnocategories
(2016-12) - Journal article
New 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 ...
Exclusion and reappropriation : experiences of contemporary enclosure among children in three East Anglian schools
(2016-10-01) - Journal article
Transformations of the landscapes which children inhabit have significant impacts on their lives; yet, due to the limited economic visibility of children’s relationships with place, they have little stake in those ...
The Pygmy mimic
(2016-08) - Journal article
The Pygmy mimic is an extremely persistent colonial trope that continues to inform contemporary anthropological understandings of Africa’s Pygmy populations. Mimicry is now understood as being a key component of the social ...