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Big Ocean: Marine Conservation, Bureaucratic Practice, and the Politics of Vagueness in the Pacific Islands
The Cook Islands Marine Park (CIMP) was claimed to be the largest Marine Protected Area in the world when it was declared in August 2012. This event was part of a trend to develop Large-Scale Marine Protected Areas in the ...
Ethics of Freedom, Pragmatics of Constraint: Theatre in a Post-Mandela South Africa
This dissertation, an ethnography of South African theatre artists, traces the moral and ethical contours of a “post-Mandela” South Africa. While “post-apartheid” South Africa is marked by ethical nation-building projects ...
Lesbicas Negras' Ethics and The Scales of Racialized Sexual Recognitions in Gynecology and Public Discourses in Salvador-Bahia
This dissertation is an ethnographic investigation of the bio-cultural ethics of gynecological care among Afro-Brazilian lesbians, or lesbicas negras, in Salvador-Bahia. I argue that many lesbicas negras’ pursuit of what ...
Configuring Violence: Governing Family, Marriage and Migration in Australian Social Welfare
Using qualitative ethnographic methods over the course of 14 months in Melbourne, Australia, this study focuses on the institutional politics, ethical dilemmas, and knowledge practices through which forced marriage was ...