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This article is mainly of a methodological nature. It hails, unconditionally, the anthropological virtue of conducting full-fledged fieldwork among the people we study, even among those with disquieting discourses — or maybe especially them — and never to settle with discursive data alone....
The article explores some of the assumptions behind the current valence of the notion of trust and in particular its entanglement in discourses of social robustness, the management and reporting of (corporate) knowledge, and its underlying culture and systems of responsibility. It unfolds by...
This paper attempts to conceptualize the local neither in exclusive relation to the global nor as a specifically spatial phenomenon but in terms of ethical life, as a conjunction of activities and their consequences. In this sense the local is singular rather than merely a specific site on a...
Analysis of the contemporary postcolonial discourse in Israel reveals the dominance of research reporting the hybridity and ambivalent life experiences that are characteristic of borderlands. However, suggesting that these studies rely mainly on distanced textual representations, this article...
Today, the impact of the work of both Michel Foucault and Bruno Latour is increasingly evident in anthropology, most notably in the subfields of medical anthropology and the anthropology of science and technology. However, so far the oeuvres of these two thinkers have not been compared in a...
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