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    • Anthropocene Unseen : A Lexicon 

      Howe, Cymene; Pandian, Anand (2020)
      The idea of the Anthropocene often generates an overwhelming sense of abjection or apathy. It occupies the imagination as a set of circumstances that counterpose individual human actors against ungraspable scales and ...
    • Energopolitics 

      Boyer, Dominic (2019)
    • Ecologics 

      Howe, Cymene (2019)
    • A Future History of Water 

      Ballestero, Andrea (2019)
    • Chemical analysis of glass beads from Igbo Olokun, Ile-Ife (SW Nigeria): New light on raw materials, production, and interregional interactions 

      Babalola, Abidemi Babatunde; Dussubieux, Laure; McIntosh, Susan Keech; Rehren, Thilo (2018)
      The site of Igbo Olokun on the northern periphery of Ile-Ife has been recognized as a glass-working workshop for over a century. Its glass-encrusted crucibles and beads were viewed as evidence of secondary processing of ...
    • Developments in Rural Life on the Eastern African Coast, A.D. 700–1500 

      LaViolette, Adria; Fleisher, Jeffrey B. (2018)
      The eastern African coast is known for its Swahili “stonetowns.” Archaeological study of stonetowns has overshadowed that of Swahili rural life, and how it reformulated in the context of urban transformations after A.D. 1000. ...
    • In-durable Sociality: Precarious Life in Common and the Temporal Boundaries of the Social 

      Wool, Zoë H. (2017)
      This article considers the essential and unenduring attachments among grievously war-injured US soldiers remaking their lives at a military hospital. Their sense of being in common makes life bearable, but they do not ...
    • Capacity as Aggregation: Promises, Water and a Form of Collective Care in Northeast Brazil 

      Ballestero, Andrea (2017)
      As the twenty-first century gets underway, people have been experimenting with many forms of political organization. In Northeast Brazil, that experimental spirit led to the creation of the Water Pact, a process involving ...
    • Reconstructing Asian faunal introductions to eastern Africa from multi-proxy biomolecular and archaeological datasets 

      Prendergast, Mary E.; Buckley, Michael; Crowther, Alison; Frantz, Laurent; Eager, Heidi; Lebrasseur, Ophélie; Hutterer, Rainer; Hulme-Beaman, Ardern; Van Neer, Wim; Douka, Katerina; Veall, Margaret-Ashley; Morales, Eriéndira M. Quintana; Schuenemann, Verena J.; Reiter, Ella; Allen, Richard; Dimopoulos, Evangelos A.; Helm, Richard M.; Shipton, Ceri; Mwebi, Ogeto; Denys, Christiane; Horton, Mark; Wynne-Jones, Stephanie; Fleisher, Jeffrey; Radimilahy, Chantal; Wright, Henry; Searle, Jeremy B.; Krause, Johannes; Larson, Greger; Boivin, Nicole L. (2017)
      Human-mediated biological exchange has had global social and ecological impacts. In sub-Saharan Africa, several domestic and commensal animals were introduced from Asia in the pre-modern period; however, the timing and ...
    • Aeolian Extractivism and Community Wind in Southern Mexico 

      Howe, Cymene; Boyer, Dominic (2016)
      The conditions of the Anthropocene, and the relative novelty of renewable energy forms, demonstrate the experimental plasticity of our era. Existing infrastructures of energy, political power, and capital can resist the ...
    • On the anthropology of the contemporary: Addressing concepts, designs, and practices 

      Faubion, James D.; Guyer, Jane I.; Boellstorff, Tom; Strathern, Marilyn; Deliss, Clémentine; Keck, Frédéric; Smith, Terry (2016)
      Between 2007 and 2014, on his own and in association with Gaymon Bennett and Anthony Stavrianakis, Paul Rabinow has been devoted to the development of an “anthropology of the contemporary.” The project is widely recognized ...
    • After war 

      Wool, Zoë H. (2016)
      In the United States – as in other places in the ambit of biomedicine – the efforts exerted on and by injured soldiers’ bodies in the aftermath of war are generally understood under the familiar medical rubric of ...
    • Sound + Vision: Experimenting with the Anthropological Research Article of the Future 

      Boyer, Dominic; Faubion, James; Howe, Cymene; LaFlamme, Marcel (2016)
    • Aeolian politics 

      Howe, Cymene; Boyer, Dominic (2015)
      Our project in this article is to unwind ‘wind power’ as a consolidated conceptual object and to consider the ventifactual arrangements of its political materiality. In a time when carbon incineration has been exposed as ...
    • Latin America in the Anthropocene: Energy Transitions and Climate Change Mitigations 

      Howe, Cymene (2015)
      Energy creates both possibilities and liabilities. Plentiful, inexpensive energy has long been a cornerstone of modernist dreams of never-ending expansion. While this may be a fantasy, the truth—at least according to ...
    • Paradoxical Infrastructures: Ruins, Retrofit, and Risk 

      Howe, Cymene; Lockrem, Jessica; Appel, Hannah; Hackett, Edward; Boyer, Dominic; Hall, Randal; Schneider-Mayerson, Matthew; Pope, Albert; Gupta, Akhil; Rodwell, Elizabeth; Ballestero, Andrea; Durbin, Trevor; el-Dahdah, Farès; Long, Elizabeth; Mody, Cyrus (2015)
      In recent years, a dramatic increase in the study of infrastructure has occurred in the social sciences and humanities, following upon foundational work in the physical sciences, architecture, planning, information science, ...
    • When Did the Swahili Become Maritime? 

      Fleisher, Jeffrey; Lane, Paul; LaViolette, Adria; Horton, Mark; Pollard, Edward; Morales, Eréndira Quintana; Vernet, Thomas; Christie, Annalisa; Wynne-Jones, Stephanie (2015)
      In this article, we examine an assumption about the historic Swahili of the eastern African coast: that they were a maritime society from their beginnings in the first millennium C.E. Based on historical and archaeological ...
    • Life Above Earth: An Introduction 

      Howe, Cymene (2015)
      This began as a wondering about wind, how it mattered, how it materialized across lives, and how it seemed to refuse to be represented—only becoming visible through its effects on other beings and other things: branch, ...
    • Sexual adjudications and queer transpositions 

      Howe, Cymene (2014)
      Each of the articles included in this special issue of the Journal of Language and Sexuality asks us to imagine queer im/migration, asylum and sexual citizenship in multiple dimensions and to probe the discursive operations ...
    • Geophysical Survey in Sub-Saharan Africa: magnetic and Electromagnetic Investigation of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Songo Mnara, Tanzania 

      Walham, K.; Fleisher, J.; Cheetham, P.; Manley,H.; Steele, C.; Wynne-Jones, S. (2014)
      Magnetometry and Slingram electromagnetic surveys were conducted at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Songo Mnara, Tanzania, as part of a multinational programme of investigation to examine the uses of space within and ...