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Managing the Experience of Evidence England’s Experimental Waste Technologies and their Immodest Witnesses
(Science, Technology & Human Values, 2011-11)
This article explores the technoenvironmental politics associated with government-sponsored climate change mitigation. It focuses on England’s New Technologies Demonstrator Programme, established to test the “viability” ...
Beyond risk: Emplacement and the production of environmental evidence
(American Ethnologist, 2011-08)
I offer a counterpoint to the prevailing risk literature that focuses not on (mis)perceptions of danger but on the production and circulation of different forms of evidence and the environmental claims they promote. Rather ...
MOTIVATED MARKETS: Instruments and Ideologies of Clean Energy in the United Kingdom
(Cultural Anthropology, 2011-08)
This article examines efforts to reconcile capitalist and ecological values, focusing in particular on the instruments and ideologies that pervade the United Kingdom's developing renewable energy sector. In keeping with ...
Your Trash is Someone's Treasure: the Politics of Value at a Michigan Landfill
(Journal of Material Culture, 2009-03)
This article discusses scavenging and dumping as alternative approaches to deriving value from rubbish at a large Michigan landfill. Both practices are attuned to the indeterminacy and power of abandoned things, but in ...
Technically Speaking: On Equipping and Evaluating “Unnatural” Language Learners
(American Anthropologist, 2012-09)
This article compares different communicative trials for apes in captivity and children with autism in order to investigate how ideological assumptions about linguistic agency and impairment are constructed and challenged ...
Toward a New Theory of Waste: from "Matter Out of Place" to Signs of Life
(Theory, Culture & Society, 2014-09-23)
This paper offers a counterpoint to the prevailing account of waste in the human sciences. This account identifies waste, firstly, as the anomalous product of arbitrary social categorizations, or ‘matter out of place’, ...