Volume 91, #2

Spring 2018

The Materiality of Cell Phones

Edited by
Joshua A. Bell and Joel C. Kuipers

phone: 202-994-3215  e-mail: ifer@gwu.edu


Volume 91, #2 • Spring 2018




Unseen Connections: The Materiality
of Cell Phones

Edited by Joshua A. Bell and Joel C. Kuipers

Joshua A. Bell, et al. |  Introduction

Matthew Hockenberry |  Material Epistemologies of the (Mobile) Telephone

Jeffrey W. Mantz  |  From Digital Divides to Creative Destruction: Epistemological Encounters in the Regulation of the ‘Blood Mineral’ Trade in the Congo

Erin Taylor & Heather Horst  |  Banking on the Market: Mobile Phones and Social Goods Provision in Haiti

Alexander S. Dent  |  What’s a Cellular Public

Joshua A. Bell, et al.  |  The Materiality of Cell Phones Repair: Re-making Commodities in Washington, DC



Mythri Jegathesan  |  Claiming Ūr: Home, Investment, and Decolonial Desires on Sri Lanka’s Tea Plantations

Evelyn Dean-Olmstead  |  It Was (Never) Relajo: Diasporic Chronotope and the Social Work of Jewish Mexican Ethnic Joking

Annabel Pinker  |  Tinkering with Turbines: Ethics and Energy Decentralization in Scotland

Lorraine Kaljund  |  Orientalism Against Empire: The Paradox of Postcoloniality in Estonia



Heath Pearson  |  Rioting Culture: Order and Activism in the Wake of Police Violence



Leo Coleman  |  William Mazzarella’s The Mana of Mass Society



Francis Cody  |  Zeynep Devrim Gürsel’s Image Brokers: Visualizing World News in the Age of Digital Circulation

Lauren E. Deal |  Kristina M. Jacobsen’s The Sound of Navajo Country: Music, Language, and Diné Belonging

Tessa Farmer  |  Nikhil Anand’s Hydraulic City: Water and the Infrastructures of Citizenship in Mumbai

Kim Gutschow  |  Daisy Deomampo’s Transnational Reproduction: Race, Kinship, and Commercial Surrogacy in India

Lamia Moghnieh  |  Sami Hermez’s War Is Coming: Between Pastand Future Violence in Lebanon

Nicholas Rush Smith  |  Rita Kesselring’s Bodies of Truth: Law, Memory, and Emancipation in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Robin E. Sheriff  |  Jennifer Roth-Gordon’s Race and the Brazilian Body: Blackness, Whiteness, and Everyday Language in Rio de Janeiro

Nicolas Sternsdorff-Cisterna  |  Kath Weston’s Animate Planet: Making Visceral Sense of Living in a High-Tech Ecologically Damaged World