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City of purposes : free life and libertarian activism in London
(2015-03) - Journal article
This essay looks at the ideas and practice of right-libertarian activists in London. It focuses on the value placed on purposefulness, and on the city as the terrain for a free life. Their activism is explored through an ...
Voice, History and Vertigo : Doing justice to the dead through imaginative conversation
(Palgrave Macmillan, 2014-09) - Book item
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 ...
Debating irony and the ironic as a social phenomenon and a human capacity
(2014-11) - Journal article
What follows is a set of paired articles, followed by a statement by both authors where they debate their distinct positions. Both articles treat irony, but while Rapport looks to it as a possible liberal virtue, a means ...
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 ...
A question of ethics : the creative orthodoxy of Buddhist monks in the Mongolian gold rush
(2018) - Journal article
Addressing the intersections of economic opportunities and scriptural interpretation, this article examines how Buddhist monks involved in the Mongolian gold rush view the ethics of mining. Commonly regarded an act of theft ...
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 ...