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Masking in Pandemic U.S. Beliefs and Practices of Containment and Connection

Masking in Pandemic U.S.: Beliefs and Practices of Containment and Connection

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Urmila Mohan
September 30, 2022

This anthropological study explores the beliefs and practices that emerged around masking in the United States during the Covid-19 pandemic. Americans responded to this illness as unique subjects navigating the flux of social and corporeal boundaries, supporting certain beliefs and acting to shape ...

Biotechnology and the Politics of Plants Disciplining Time

Biotechnology and the Politics of Plants: Disciplining Time

1st Edition

By Matt Hodges
April 14, 2021

Biotechnology and the Politics of Plants explores the mysterious phenomenon of ‘apomixis’, the ability of certain plants to ‘self-clone’, and its potential as a revolutionary tool for agriculture and enhancing food security, that may soon be a reality. Through historical anthropological and ...

Aerial Imagination in Cuba Stories from Above the Rooftops

Aerial Imagination in Cuba: Stories from Above the Rooftops

1st Edition

By Alexandrine Boudreault-Fournier
July 18, 2019

Aerial Imagination in Cuba is a visual, ethnographic, sensorial, and poetic engagement with how Cubans imagine the sky as a medium that allows things to circulate. What do wi-fi antennas, cactuses, pigeons, lottery, and congas have in common? This book offers a series of illustrated ethno-fictional...

The Primate Zoonoses Culture Change and Emerging Diseases

The Primate Zoonoses: Culture Change and Emerging Diseases

1st Edition

By Loretta A. Cormier, Pauline E. Jolly
September 07, 2017

This book offers an accessible and up-to-date reference on primate zoonoses. Recent years have witnessed a rise in human diseases zoonotically transferred from animals, with wild primates implicated in the spread of numerous newly emerging infections. The authors go beyond simply providing an ...

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