By Tim Ingold
I could not have known, as I composed the miniature essays assembled in Correspondences, what troubles this year would bring. I didn’t even know, while putting the finishing touches to the text in the days leading up to last Christmas, that the mysterious fever I had … Read More
By Barbara H. Rosenwein and Riccardo Cristiani
Aren’t emotions the same now as they have always been? Weren’t they hardwired in us from the Stone Age on? The answer to both questions is a simple No. Psychologists, neuropsychologists, historians, and sociologists are increasingly recognizing the mutability of human emotional life. … Read More
Daniel Miller is the author of The Comfort of People, a new book featuring the stories of hospice patients and their use of social media. Here he explains how the book took shape.
The primary topic of this book is the social universe of the hospice patient. Potentially this … Read More
I write from Dallas, Texas about a recent article in The New York Times (July 25, 2015, p. A17) with the headline “Texas is Forced to Ease a Policy on Immigrants”. The article reported on the problems of Ms. Nancy Hernandez who, after giving birth to a baby girl in … Read More
Compared to most new media, the use of webcam platforms such as Skype and Facetime have crept up on us. Today, they have become almost taken for granted, at least for transnational communication, without much reflection upon their consequence.
Most people probably assume that these are not very profound. By … Read More
When a book is published that may be regarded as topical, making concrete recommendations with regard to key issues of the day, one of the questions one is likely to be asked is whether your opinions have changed since you wrote the text. To be honest, I half expected to … Read More