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The Main Street of NEEM. Here I have used an extreme wide-angle lens to convey the isolation and planetary scale of the camp. Photo courtesy Martin Skrydstrup

Planetary Perspectives

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Martin Skrydstrup


A Note on the Optical Sub-Consciousness in Ethnographic Fieldwork Since the heyday of ethnographic fieldwork in the opening decade of…More

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Incandescent light bulb. Photo courtesy wikicommons

Climate: An All-Consuming Problem

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Cindy Isenhour


The Mother of Them All Research in many of the world’s most consumptive societies suggests that large majorities are now…More

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A thunderstorm gathers toward the east of the author's field site, December 2013. Photo courtesy Clayton Whitt

Life with Mud I arrived in my field site in the highlands, or Altiplano, of western Bolivia concerned about the…More

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Logo of Servicio Meteorológico Nacional Argentino. Image courtesy wikicommons

Regional Climate Services

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Cecilia Hidalgo


The Challenge of co-Producing Usable Knowledge The production of relevant and usable knowledge concerning climate constitutes a challenge for scientists,…More

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Fraser Valley, CO. Photo courtesy Daniel Murphy

Engaging Future Uncertainty and Climate Skeptics in the American West

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Daniel J Murphy
Laurie Yung
Carina Wyborn
Daniel R Williams


Though global climate trends are well established and some places are experiencing substantial impacts already, there is still considerable uncertainty…More

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Roofs in the town of Lijiang, Yunnan, China. The ensemble of buildings is listed as UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. Photo courtesy Uwe Aranas

What is Cultural Heritage?

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Kathryn Lafrenz Samuels


Mapping a Concept, Integrating Fields The study of cultural heritage has expanded by leaps and bounds in the past five…More

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Tomato sellers at Techiman’s market who are being asked to participate in one of the focus groups. Photo courtesy Henrike Florusbosch

Chiefs and Griots Making Culture

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Henrike Florusbosch


The Politics and Economics of Local Heritage Initiatives in Mali and Ghana This contribution outlines two community-based heritage initiatives in…More

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Byzantine Kykkos Monastery in the Troodos Mountains, (World Heritage Site) Cyprus. Photo courtesy Olavfin and wikicommons

Whose Heritage Is It?

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Rabia Harmanşah


Fieldwork in Contested Places Arriving in Cyprus in 2010, I was already perplexed by the idea of doing research on…More

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Ripple Effect on Water Image courtesy Sergiu Bacioiu, Romania

“Heritage can mean whatever you want.” Thus spoke the late Lord Martin Charteris, then-chairman of the British National Heritage Memorial…More

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Situated on a hillside overlooking the outskirts of the capital city of Tbilisi is the Open Air Museum of Ethnography.…More

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