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Being undisciplined : doing justice to the immensity of human experience
(2017-03-27) - Journal article
This monograph has been an appraisal of the anthropology of Britain as a project. In this final piece, the volume is reviewed and an argument is made along Kierkegaardian lines. Human life is an inward, personal adventure, ...
The making of regional systems : the Tapajós/Madeira and Trombetas/Nhamundá regions in the lower Brazilian Amazon, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries
(2018-10-01) - Journal article
Building on Neil Whitehead’s work in northern South America, this article considers the formations of two different deep-forest regional networks. Though these Amerindian spaces have origins in the precolonial past, this ...
Discomfiture in time; and the future as birthright
(2017) - Journal article
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 ...
John Brown : freedom and imposture in the early twentieth-century trans-Caribbean
(Routledge, 2016-12-02) - Book item
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 ...
Specialist knowledge practices of craftsmen and clerics in Senegal
(2009-02) - Journal article
This article examines the specialized knowledge practices of two sets of culturally recognized ‘experts’ in Senegal: Islamic clerics and craftsmen. Their respective bodies of knowledge are often regarded as being in ...
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 ...
Sistemas regionais, relações interétnicas e movimentos territoriais : os Tapajó e além na história ameríndia
(2015-08-04) - Journal article
Esse artigo considera o nascimento de um território ameríndio complexo no Baixo Amazonas no final do século XVII. Esse território, identificado pela região dos rios Madeira/Tapajós, pode ser vista como uma zona tribal, ...
Doubts, compromises, and ideals : attempting a reciprocal life story
(2017-06) - Journal article
In this article I reflect on my attempt to co-author a reciprocal life story with my friend Liria de la Cruz, a semi-literate Gypsy/Roma street seller from Madrid⎯a book where we examine together our intertwined stories. ...