Vol 3, No 3 (2013)

Cover Page

Table of Contents


Father Christmas rejuvenated PDF
Giovanni da Col, Sean M. Dowdy, Stéphane Gros i–iv


Transforming translations (part I): "The owner of these bones" PDF
Amiria J. M. Salmond 1–32
The anthropology of an equation. Sieves, spam filters, agentive algorithms, and ontologies of transformation PDF
Paul Kockelman 33–61
Transacting ontologies: Kockelman’s sieves and a Bayesian anthropology PDF
Bill Maurer 63–75
The filter trap: Swarms, anomalies, and the quasi-topology of Ikpeng shamanism PDF
David Rodgers 77–105
Animating interaction PDF
Paul Manning, Ilana Gershon 107–37
Jinnealogy: Everyday life and Islamic theology in post-Partition Delhi PDF
Anand Vivek Taneja 139–65
Kenyatta’s lament: Oaths and the transformation of ritual ideologies in colonial Kenya PDF
Robert W. Blunt 167–93
Lost and found: Contesting isolation and cultivating contact in Amazonian Ecuador PDF
Casey High 195–221
Wilder powers: Morality and animality in tales of war and terror PDF
Jean M. Langford 223–44
Don Quixote’s choice: A manifesto for a romanticist anthropology PDF
Maïté Maskens, Ruy Llera Blanes 245–81


“The quickening of the unknown”: Epistemologies of surprise in anthropology (The Munro Lecture, 2013) PDF
Jane I. Guyer 283–307
Two forms of the outside: Castaneda, Blanchot, ontology PDF
Casper Bruun Jensen 309–35

Book Symposium - What kinship is—and is not (Marshall Sahlins)

Dear colleagues—and other colleagues. [Response to Book Symposium in Vol. 3, Issue 2, 2013] PDF
Marshall Sahlins 337–47

Book Symposium - When God talks back (Tanya Luhrmann)

Why “belief” is hard work: Implications of Tanya Luhrmann’s When God talks back PDF
Pascal Boyer 349–57
Two or three things that I know about talking to the invisible PDF
Aparecida Vilaça 359–63
Cultivating the inner senses PDF
Paul Stoller 365–68
“Religious experience” and the contribution of theology in Tanya Luhrmann’s When God talks back PDF
Timothy Jenkins 369–73
What kind of God? PDF
Annelin Eriksen, Ruy Blanes 375–80
When God talks back about When God talks back PDF
Maya Mayblin 381–87
Talking back about When God talks back PDF
Tanya Marie Luhrmann 389–98

Book Symposium - Government of paper: The materiality of bureaucracy in urban Pakistan (Matthew Hull)

Materiality, materialization PDF
Constantine V. Nakassis 399–406
Matthew Hull and ethnographies of the state PDF
Katherine Verdery 407–10
The question of the political: Thinking with Matthew Hull PDF
Naveeda Khan 411–15
Travels among the records: Some thoughts provoked by Government of paper PDF
Justin Richland 417–20
Paper as a serious method of concern PDF
Stephen M. Lyon, David Henig 421–25
Reflections on dysfunctional functioning in the political economy of paper PDF
Michael Gilsenan 427–30
On signatures and traces PDF
Béatrice Fraenkel 431–34
Messy bureaucracies PDF
Akhil Gupta 435–40
The materiality of indeterminacy . . . on paper, at least PDF
Matthew S. Hull 441–47

Unedited Scholarship

Honor and honors in Great Britain and India PDF
Bernard S. Cohn, John D. Kelly, Martha Kaplan, Sean M. Dowdy 449–67


The relative native. Translated by Julia Sauma and Martin Holbraad PDF
Eduardo Viveiros de Castro 469–502


The galactic polity in Southeast Asia PDF
Stanley Jeyaraja Tambiah 503–34