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Daribi kinship at perpendicular angles: A trompe l'oeil anthropology

Alberto Corsín Jiménez

Abstract


What are the contours of such "knowledge" that does double duty both as a public good or commons and as a source of individual empowerment and liberty? This article offers an analysis of the epistemological organisation of the "knowledge economy" by shooting ethnographic work on Free Software through a playful trompe l‘oeil of Roy Wagner‘s classic piece on Daribi kinship. It offers a preliminary template for thinking of Euro- American knowledge as itself a trompe l'oeil device.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14318/hau1.1.005