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Towards a cosmopolitan anthropology of Anyone : a response to Brigitte Lewis
(2017-12-01) - Journal article,
In response to a critique of ‘cosmopolitanism’ and what it might offer ‘anthropology’, this article sets out to formulate a relation between the two that encompasses an ambitious programme of both knowledge and justice. A ...
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,
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 ...
Review essay: Michael Jackson’s Harmattan: A Philosophical Fiction
(2016) - Journal item,
The consequences of anthropological writing
(2015-09) - Journal item,
Review essay: Michael Jackson’s The other shore: Essays on writers and writing
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, ...
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 ...
Scaling a river
(Institut für Ethnologie, Universität zu Köln, 2018) - Book item,
How can we know a watery space? This contribution to the ‘hydrosocial Anthropocene’ focuses on techniques and methodologies for the ethnographic and historical investigation of riverine societies. Here I examine three ...