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  • Kirksey, S. Eben; Helmreich, Stefan (American Anthropological Association, 2010-11)
    Anthropologists have been committed, at least since Franz Boas, to investigating relationships between nature and culture. At the dawn of the 21st century, this enduring interest was inflected with some new twists. An ...
  • Helmreich, Stefan (Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science, New School University, 2011-01)
    What sort of image does the planet Earth possess at the opening of the 21st century? If in the 1960s, the Whole Earth, the planet as seen from space, became a cold war, proto-environmentalist icon for a fragile ocean planet, ...
  • Helmreich, Stefan (Paradigm Publishers, 2010-12)
    Nineteenth-century Americans and Europeans envisaged the ocean as a sublime space, at once frightening and inviting. Romantic poets such as Byron and Shelley celebrated the sea as a seductive substance with which we ...
  • Helmreich, Stefan; Roosth, Hannah Sophia (Regents of the University of California, 2010-09)
    We deliver a "keyword" account of the term life form as it has been used in natural philosophy and biology over the last two hundred years, beginning with its appearance in German as Lebensform. We argue that life form ...
  • Helmreich, Stefan (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2011-03)
    This essay considers seawater as a substance and symbol in anthropological and social theory. Seawater has occupied an ambiguous place with respect to anthropological categories of nature and culture. Seawater as nature ...
  • Friedner, Michele Ilana; Helmreich, Stefan (Berg Publishers, 2012-01)
    Sound studies and Deaf studies may seem at first impression to operate in worlds apart. We argue in this article, however, that similar renderings of hearing, deafness, and seeing as ideal types - and as often essentialized ...
  • Helmreich, Stefan (The Wire Magazine Ltd., 2009-04)
    Anthropologist of sound Stefan Helmreich listens to the immersive noiseworld of the three-person Alvin submarine.
  • Helmreich, Stefan (The University of Chicago Press, 2011)
    What is life? A gathering consensus in anthropology, science studies, and philosophy of biology suggests that the theoretical object of biology, “life,” is today in transformation, if not dissolution. Proliferating ...
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