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Material deceptions and the qualities of time

Volume 9, Number 3

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Our 23rd issue and counting
With 23 contributions, all free to download for one month starting today



Material deceptions and the qualities of time
Deborah Durham, Mariane C. Ferme, and Luiz Costa
pp. 493–497
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Brand displaced: Trademarking, unmarking, and making the generic
Scott MacLochlainn
pp. 498–513
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Deception in practice: Hunting and bullfighting entanglements in southern Spain
Santiago M. Cruzada, Esteban Ruiz-Ballesteros, and Alberto del Campo Tejedor
pp. 514–528
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Calling through the water jar: Domestic objects in Nahua emotional assemblages
Dominique Raby
pp. 529–544
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Headless queues: Disorder and disorientation in a Zimbabwean market, 2007–2008
Jeremy L. Jones
pp. 545–564
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A time of peace: Divergent temporalities in Jewish–Palestinian peace initiatives
Erica Weiss and Nissim Mizrachi
pp. 565–578
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Iron bubbles: Exploring optimism in China’s modern ghost cities
Michael Alexander Ulfstjerne
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Crafting “mafia”: Performative and material practices
Mariane C. Ferme
pp. 596–598
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Mafiacraft: How to do things with silence
Deborah Puccio-Den
pp. 599–618
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The reality of inchoateness
Michael Herzfeld
pp. 619–624
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“Mafiacraft” and mafia activity: A dynamic and changing interaction
Jane Schneider
pp. 625–630
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Mafiacraft, witchcraft, statecraft, or the politics of mafia knowledge and the knowledge of mafia politics
Marco Santoro
pp. 631–637
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Dislocating responsibility
Harry Walker
pp. 638–641
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Invisible things
Deborah Puccio-Den
pp. 642–649
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Staying with the subtlety of life in the oil complex
Amelia Fiske
pp. 650–654
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Beyond the “dismal imagery”: Amerindian abdication, repulsion, and ritual opacity in extractivist South America
Juan Javier Rivera Andía
pp. 655–660
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On ambivalence and aspiration in oil fields of the Ecuadorian Amazon
Angus Lyall
pp. 661–665
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Ethical affordances against (gringo) paternalism
Santiago Giraldo
pp. 666–668
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Oil on the water
Michael Watts
pp. 669–672
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Theory, ethnography, and ethics in an indigenous phenomenology of oil
Michael L. Cepek
pp. 673–679
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What’s urgent in anthropology
Laura Nader
pp. 680–686
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Introduction: The place of “The construction of the person in indigenous Brazilian societies” in Amazonian anthropology
Luiz Costa
pp. 687–693
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The construction of the person in indigenous Brazilian societies
Anthony Seeger, Roberto Da Matta, and Eduardo B. Viveiros de Castro
pp. 694–703
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Note from the editorial collective of HAU Journal

As we pen this editors’ introduction for the final issue of our first year as a collective and in the journal’s transition, we are delighted to announce that Raminder Kaur, of the University of Sussex, and Andrew Kipnis of the Chinese University of Hong Kong have agreed to join us on the journal collective. Unfortunately, this also is the final issue on which Deborah Durham will be a member of the editorial collective. Deborah had been trying to step down for some time, and it was only her abiding loyalty to—and belief in—HAU’s mission that kept her on as we struggled to transition to a more manageable and equitable governance model. We are all profoundly grateful to Debbie for her vital role in managing this process: she has been a tireless worker on manuscripts, a creative and generous intellectual interlocutor for our contributors, and a priceless repository of institutional memory about the journal’s recent past. She will be sorely missed, and we wish her well in her endeavors and hope that someday in the future she may return to our ranks.

Free Access and Open Global South Access (OSA) Programmes

The Society for Ethnographic Theory is firmly committed to the idea that access to knowledge and publishing quality must be achieved by mediating gratuity with sustainability. The journal pursues this ideal with two innovative models, where a balance between high publishing standards, knowledge sharing, and sustainability is achieved without relying on unpaid labour, famished departmental research budgets, and individual membership dues. We hope that moving forward, we will be an example for the many journals that still use unpaid graduate student labor for their editorial and production work. 

Each journal issue will be available to download for free for one month after release and be Green Open Access (in compliance with the UKRI requisites for REF submission). Each issue will include up to 5 Gold Open Access articles, which the Society would like to dedicate to Indigenous authors or scholars from the Global South.

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