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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 ...
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 ...
Snared : ethics and nature in animal protection
(2017-01) - Journal article
This 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 ...
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 ...
An office of ethics : meetings, roles and moral enthusiasm in animal protection
(2017-04) - Journal article
This article explores the relationship between meetings and organisational ethics in an animal protection charity in Scotland. Here, recent ‘professionalisation’ has seen the late introduction of an ethics of office and ...
What is a schema? : Invited contribution to symposium on Philippe Descola
(2014) - Journal item
Comment on Descola, Philippe. 2013. Beyond nature and culture. Translated by Janet Lloyd with a foreword by Marshall Sahlins. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.