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An Anthropology of the MachineTokyo's Commuter Train Network

An Anthropology of the Machine: Tokyo's Commuter Train Network

Michael Fisch

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226558417
eISBN:
9780226558691
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226558691.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Anthropology of the Machine: Tokyo’s Commuter Train Network is an exploration of collective life formed at the interstices of human and machine operation within one of the most complex and ... More

The Politics of CustomChiefship, Capital, and the State in Contemporary Africa

The Politics of Custom: Chiefship, Capital, and the State in Contemporary Africa

John L. Comaroff and Jean Comaroff (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226510767
eISBN:
9780226511092
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226511092.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

How are we to explain the so-called "resurgence" of chiefs – or, more accurately, of indigenous sovereigns – in contemporary Africa, figures who were supposed to disappear with modernity, but are a ... More

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