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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Knot direction in a khipu/alphabetic text from the Central Andes
(2014-06-01) - Journal article,
Khipus are knotted-string devices that were used in the Inka Empire for communication and for recording information. We recently analyzed the names and associated khipu cords in a newly discovered hybrid khipu/alphabetic ...
Ply, markedness and redundancy : new evidence for how Andean khipus encoded information
(2014-09) - Journal article,
Khipus are knotted-cord devices once used in the Andes for communication and recording information. Although numbers can be read on many khipus, it is unknown how other forms of data may have been recorded on the strings. ...
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 ...
Discomfiture in time; and the future as birthright
(2017) - Journal article,
‘It's the best place for them’ : normalising Roma segregation in Madrid
(2016-11-18) - Journal article,
I contribute to the debate about the persistence of Roma marginalisation in contemporary Europe by analysing the conflict that took place in 2008 in Madrid over the segregation of Gitano (Spanish Roma) children in state ...
“Dying out” : conversion and the complexity of neighbourliness on the Polish Belarussian border
(2017-01) - Journal article,
This paper addresses the way that religious affiliation and conversion shape ongoing tensions over historical periods of exile, resettlement, exodus and elimination in a small town on the Eastern Polish border. I explore ...
Testing freedom : ontological considerations
(2017-07-28) - Journal article,
Who or what can be free, or not free? The question may seem mind-boggling on close inspection. To the extent that meaning is defined through reference, or acts of naming, different meanings of freedom deployed in daily ...