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- ItemThe Ontological Spin(American Anthropological Association, Society for Cultural Anthropology, 2014-02-28) Bond, David; Bessire, LucasIn the second Commentary essay, Lucas Bessire and David Bond respond to the Theorizing the Contemporary series, “The Politics of Ontology,” edited by Martin Holbraad and Morten Axel Pedersen.
- ItemOntology: A Difficult Keyword(Wiley, 2014-09-25) Bond, David; Bessire, LucasOntology is hard to ignore in contemporary anthropology. From conference abstracts to journal word clouds and job descriptions, ontology is fast becoming a new keyword in marquee debates as well as in the unfolding identity and direction of the discipline. Yet, as even the most sophisticated participants and observers soon realize, the word itself is elusive and polysemous. It holds in unresolved tension diverse semantic genealogies, opposed spatiotemporal scales, and various materialist registers. This animating tension couples profound insights with lively disagreements. At the very least, perhaps we can all agree: Ontology is an instrumentally difficult word.
- ItemThe Science of Catastrophe: Making Sense of the BP Oil Spill(Taylor & Francis, Ltd., 2011-04) Bond, David