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Aeolian Extractivism and Community Wind in Southern Mexico
(Duke University Press, 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 ...
(Taylor & Francis, 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 ...
Epistemic Engineering and the Lucha for Sexual Rights in Postrevolutionary Nicaragua
From 1992 to 2007, Nicaragua had the dubious distinction of maintaining the most repressive antisodomy law in the Americas. Based upon several years of field research with activists involved in what they have called the ...
Latin America in the Anthropocene: Energy Transitions and Climate Change Mitigations
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 ...
Sexual adjudications and queer transpositions
(John Benjamins, 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 ...
Paradoxical Infrastructures: Ruins, Retrofit, and Risk
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, ...
Cooperation and Co-optation in Transnational Activism
Cooperation and co-optation, despite their shared prefixes, seem to suggest very different approaches to establishing coalitions, politics and sociality. Where cooperation suggests prioritizing collective knowledge - shared ...
Life Above Earth: An Introduction
(American Anthropological Association, 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, ...
Anthropocenic Ecoauthority: The Winds of Oaxaca
(George Washington University Institute for Ethnographic Research, 2014)
This article analyzes the development of wind parks across the Isthmus of Tehuantepec (Oaxaca, Mexico) and, in turn, how a politics of resistance and local perceptions of environmental peril have challenged renewable energy ...
Sound + Vision: Experimenting with the Anthropological Research Article of the Future
(American Anthropological Association, 2016)