Societies categorize, map, classify, separate, and contain. They create divisions that are rendered along numerous axes—race, class, gender, and more—and which are often made inviolable by the very processes that create them. In other words: although societies make these divisions,…
Americans have always feared AI, even decades ago when AI programs could barely formulate English sentences or solve simple math problems.
Cooking is a ceremonial endeavor rife with cosmological significance, inviolable taboos, and reckoning of sacred time.
Rather than being an anthropologist who simply participated in the peddling of “home movies,” indulging in the narcissistic reproduction of the strange, it was important for me to give serious attention to the ways in which copresences operated in Santería currents, los corrientes espirituales.
These political and social crises—whether the plunder of Egypt by Israelites or the looting by African Americans in Baltimore—have apocalyptic desires within them.
Now, why would you think that your relationship with a struggle to perceive the divine would be any less complex than just working out the nuts and bolts of just one little marriage?
Reading Helen Macdonald’s H Is for Hawk as a scholar of science and religion
Discourse on labor is about many things—it is never simply about “labor.”