Volume 90, #4

Fall 2017


Reciprocal Radicalizing: Commemorating the Work
of James A. Boon

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Volume 90, #4 • Fall 2017


(All titles for this issue link to abstracts)



Reciprocal Radicalizing: Commemorating
the Work of James A. Boon


INTRODUCTION: The Dilemmas of Appreciation

by Ian Whitmarsh and Alexander S. Dent


James A. Boon  |  Lévi-Strauss’s Last Laugh—Encore, Encore: A Medley-essay in L’Entre-deux

Quetzil E. Castañeda  |  In Search of Adventure: Simmel and Similar Travels
Among Ruins

Leo Coleman  |  Functionalists Write II: Weird Empathy in Malinowski’s Trobriand Ethnographies

Talia Dan-Cohen  |  Some Winks

Alexander S. Dent  |  The Devil in the Deal: Notes Toward an Anthropology of Confidence

Sander Gilman  |  Cutting It Short: James Boon’s Circumcision

Carol J. Greenhouse  |  Aftershocks of Relativity

John D. Kelly  |  New Bedford, Capital of the Nineteenth Century?

Benjamin Lee and Edward LiPuma  |  A Boon for Old Times

Neni Panourgiá  |  Immanent Human(ism)s: Engagements with James A. Boon

James Peacock |  James Boon: Appreciation and an Invitation

Daniel A. Segal |  Witnessing Chimpanzee–Human Closeness: Jane Goodall at Gombe and Since

Ian Whitmarsh  |  What’s Mine Isn’t (and Neither is What’s Yours): Desire as Debt,
the Lacanian Lack, and the Boonian Gift



Les W. Field |  Brian Brazeal’s Illusions in Stone



Sarah Pinto  |  Kaushik Sunder Rajan’s Pharmocracy: Value, Politics, and Knowledge in Global Biomedicine

Sasha Sabherwal |  Attiya Ahmad’s Everyday Conversions: Islam, Domestic Work, and South Asian Migrant Women in Kuwait



Claudio Sopranzetti |  Kate Crehan’s Gramsci’s Common Sense: Inequality and Its Narratives

Christopher Jarrett |  Laura Zanotti’s Radical Territories in the Brazilian Amazon: The Kayapó’s Fight for Just Livelihoods

Britt Halvorson |  Kimberly Jenkins Marshall’s Upward, Not Sunwise: Resonant Rupture in Navajo Neo-Pentecostalism

Sharon Abramowitz  |  Paul Richards’ Ebola: How a People’s Science Helped End an Epidemic

Jessica Chandras  |  Sara Dickey’s Living Class in Urban India

Rehenuma Asmi  |  Pardis Mahdavi’s Crossing the Gulf: Love and Family in Migrant Lives

Raquel Machaqueiro  |  Bjørn Enge Bertelsen’s Violent Becomings: State Formation, Sociality, and Power in Mozambique

Christine Hegel |  Laura Guirguis’s Copts and the Security State: Violence, Coercion, and Sectarianism in Contemporary Egypt

Kevin Lewis O’Neill |  Susan Bibler Coutin’s Exiled Home: Salvadoran Transnational Youth in the Aftermath of Violence