Accepted paper:

Stone and its stony natures

Authors:

Hugh Raffles

Paper short abstract:

Through what forms of affinity is it possible to apprehend stone? Drawing on recent fieldwork in China, Iceland, and Scotland, this paper explores some sites of indifference, animation, and process in relation to stone as both object and substance.

Paper long abstract:

Through what forms of affinity is it possible to apprehend stone? Drawing on recent fieldwork in China, Iceland, and Scotland, this paper explores some sites of indifference, animation, and process in relation to stone as both object and substance. Ranging across what might be considered loci of difference, it also poses questions about sites, capacities, and analytics.

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Multiple nature-cultures and diverse anthropologies (CLOSED)