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Language Ideology

Ethnography and Theory of the Signature in Physics

Beyond Fact or Fiction: On the Materiality of Race in Practice

The Semiotics of Security: Infectious Disease Research and the Biopolitics of Informational Bodies in the United States

Sincerity Versus Self-Expression: Modern Creative Agency and the Materiality of Semiotic Forms

Economy of Words

Anthropology and the New Technologies of Communication

The Listening Subject of Japanese Modernity and His Auditory Double

“A Broke-Up Mirror”: Representing Bajan in Print

Beyond Textual Analysis: Practice, Interacting Discourses, and the Experience of Distinction in Botswana

Authorizing Voices: Going Public in an Indigenous Language

Knowing One's Place: National Language and the Idea of the Local in Eastern Indonesia

Beyond Occidentalism: Toward Nonimperial Geohistorical Categories

The Signifying Crab

Forget Culture: Replacement, Transcendence, Relexification

Language and the “Arts of Resistance”: Review of "Domination and the Arts of Resistance: Hidden Transcripts" by James Scott

Truth and Intentionality: An Ethnographic Critique

Anthropology and Colonial Discourse: Aspects of the Demonological Construction of Sinhala Cultural Practice

Interpretation and Vision: A Critique of Cryptopositivism

Cultural Pastiches: Intertextualities in the Moncrabeau Liars' Festival Narratives

Words, Worlds, and Wishes: The Aesthetics of Somali Kinship

Challenge to Authority: Bakhtin and Ethnographic Description

The Dialectics of Deeds and Words: Or Anti-the-Antis (and the Anti-Antis)

Shame, Witchcraft, and Social Control: The Case of an Awa-Coaiquer Interloper

Visions of the Archipelago: Michel Leiris, Autobiography and Ethnographic Memory

Bombay Talkies, the Word and the World: Salman Rushdie's Satanic Verses

The Ethnographic Present: A Reinvention

When Leadership Becomes Allegory: Mzeina Sheikhs and the Experience of Military Occupation

Analyzing a Speech Event: The Bush-Rather Exchange A (not very) Dramatic Dialogue

Language Conflict: Transactions and Games in Kenya

Just Writing: Paradox and Political Economy in Yemeni Legal Documents