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The Cunning of Recognition: Indigenous Alterities and the Making of Australian Multiculturalism
The Cunning of Recognition is an exploration of liberal multiculturalism from the perspective of Australian indigenous social life. Elizabeth A. Povinelli argues that the multicultural legacy ofExpand
Economies of Abandonment: Social Belonging and Endurance in Late Liberalism
Preface ix Acknowledgments xiii Introduction. The Child in the Broom Closet 1 1. The Part That Has No Part 47 2. The Brackets of Recognition 75 3. Road Kill: Ethical Substance, Exhaustion, EnduranceExpand
The Empire of Love: Toward a Theory of Intimacy, Genealogy, and Carnality
In The Empire of Love anthropologist Elizabeth A. Povinelli reflects on a set of ethical and normative claims about the governance of love, sociality, and the body that circulates in liberal settlerExpand
Geontologies: A Requiem to Late Liberalism
In Geontologies Elizabeth A. Povinelli continues her project of mapping the current conditions of late liberalism by offering a bold retheorization of power. Finding Foucauldian biopolitics unable toExpand
Radical Worlds: The Anthropology of Incommensurability and Inconceivability
▪ Abstract This essay seeks to provide an overview of the anthropology of radical alterity and social commensuration. I begin with critical theoretical discussions of incommensurability andExpand
Labor's Lot: The Power, History, and Culture of Aboriginal Action
How does an Aboriginal community see itself, its work and its place on the land? Elizabeth Povinelli went to the Belyuen community of northern Australia to show how it draws identity from deepExpand
Do Rocks Listen
This essay attempts to show the competing cultural frameworks involved in the (e)valuation of Aboriginal work in the context of the Dreaming and development, juxtaposing Western and Belyuen ways ofExpand
Forgetting Aborigines
exploited, mistreated, punished, over-worked, underpaid, under-nourished, uneducated, neglected, abused and, ultimately, utterly powerless to do anything about it. This is patently so for thoseExpand
Notes on Gridlock: Genealogy, Intimacy, Sexuality
W hy does the recognition of peoples’ worth, of their human and civil rights, always seem to be hanging on the more or less fragile branches of a family tree? Why must we be held by these limbs? TheExpand