In a time of language change and shift and loss, this talk speaks to a revaluation of the problems of thisness and whatness (haecceity and quiddity) of everyday natures in the ethnographic contexts…+ More details
Racial and ethnic categories are commonly used in a wide variety of scientific research on health disparities in the United States. For instance, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and osteoporosis…+ More details
Rapa Nui (Easter Island) is often portrayed as the locale of a dramatic societal collapse triggered by overpopulation and environmental degradation during the late pre-European contact period (before…+ More details
In what ways does remembering the past create history? This paper argues that war memory, the public commemoration of combat histories, systematically mutes or distorts other histories (and histories…+ More details
The ultimate ancestors of the 200 nation-states that today span our world were a few small-scale societies--tribes or chiefdoms—that spontaneously organized themselves into primary states. The…+ More details
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