Mareike Winchell (Anthropologue – Department of Anthropology, University of Chicago) Mareike Winchell présente ici une partie de ses travaux sur les enjeux relatifs au foncier en Bolivie, entre passé et présent. Un billet qui entre en écho avec la parution...
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In this text, Hans Steinmüller (Department of Anthropology, London School of Economics and Political Science) shows how nation-state institutions have re-drawn the boundaries of complicity, accountability, and responsibility, with examples from the Wa State (Myanmar) and Hubei Province (China).
“Capitalism in the wild”, rather than capitalism gone wild. This special issue sets out systematically to discover those aspects of the contemporary capitalist world that structurally avoid being “domesticated in order to generate a yield”. This special issue aims to explore the conceptual mirror image of these processes – viz. ones in which the wealth and social dynamics produced by capitalism are captured and redirected towards what we call forms of life.
Today, forms and figures of complicity seem to occupy a good part of our political and moral imaginary, from accusations of complicity with structural violence in its varied forms to suspicions of collusion with minorities judged by some to pose a threat to society. Accusations or suspicions of complicity touch even those distant from incriminating acts. Thus, the figure of the accomplice lurks and works behind the scenes. Are we all, in fact, somebody’s or something’s accomplice by dint of either our inaction or our action at a distance?
Pauline Gourlet (design researcher, co-founder of l’Atelier des chercheurs, Research Fellow at Sciences Po-Médialab) Just like anthropologists are sometimes called on as experts by governments or international organizations to brief decision-makers or conduct fieldwork on specific matters, designers get courted...
Pack camels in photos. A transforming practice in Somaliland retraced in postcards and Instagram posts
Based on postcards and Instagram posts, Raphael Schwere and Ahmed M. Musa analyse the role of camels in the colonial and contemporary imaginary of Somaliland. The paper deals with pastoralism and colonial conquest as well as with cultural heritage and processus of identity construction.
With a focus on the loving attachments to objects perceived as emotionally dangerous, this special issue of Terrain seeks to shed light on current controversies and public debates surrounding electronic emotions. The aim is to decipher the different scenarios allowing for love to blossom between humans and non-humans – robots, electronic gadgets, dolls, fictional characters, sculptures, shadows, human remains, plants or animals.
Et si la libération s’obtenait en regardant des scènes religieuses et en menant une vie faite de divertissement ? Par l’analyse détaillée d’un pichvai (peinture) du Rajasthan, l’historienne de l’art Saumya Agarwal revient sur des moments marquants de la vie du...