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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 ...
Rethinking Amerindian spaces in Brazilian history
(2018-10-01) - Journal article
This special issue on Amerindian spaces is the result of a workshop held at the University of St. Andrews, UK, in June 2015. We asked participants to examine key concepts related to spatial history, such as borderlands, ...
The artist Carl Abrahams and the cosmopolitan work of centring and peripheralizing the self : Winner of the 2013 J.B. Donne Essay Prize
(2015) - Journal article
The article looks at the work and life of Jamaican artist and 'citizen of the world' Carl Abrahams. Responding to Gell's argument that art should be thought of as a 'technology of enchantment', and to a wider approach that ...
Revisiting first contacts on the Amazon 1500-1562
(2017-12) - Journal article
This article revisits four well-known accounts of the first European encounters with Amerindians in the Amazon. The sporadic character of these encounters make the impact on Amerindian societies irregular and uneven. My ...
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 ...
Introduction : towards an ethnography of meeting
(2017-04) - Journal article
This introductory essay describes a novel approach to meetings in relation to broader literatures within and beyond anthropology. We suggest that notwithstanding many accounts in which meetings figure, little attention has ...
Sun, wind, and the rebirth of extractive economies : renewable energy investment and metanarratives of crisis in Greece
(2015-12) - Journal article
In the midst of economic crisis, the Greek state has taken the unprecedented step of opening many of the nation's closed business sectors to international investors. Opportunities for multinational investment have been ...
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 ...
Seeing environmental violence in deep time : perspectives from contemporary Mongolian literature and music
(2018-05-01) - Journal article
What does it mean to do violence in deep time? How is deep time evoked in our understanding of environmental harm? Environmental transformations have figured prominently in the recent history of Mongolia. Shifts in land-use ...
Introduction : Pacific climate cultures
(De Gruyter Open, 2018-09) - Book item