This panel attends to epistemological concerns with indeterminacy in political and legal anthropology. Drawing attention to the sites of creation, subjection, and transgression of juridical and political regimes, we reflect on indeterminacy both as a feature of legal worlds and as the difficulty of naming and conceptualization that exposes anthropological reasoning to historical and epistemological uncertainties of the contemporary world. Accordingly, participants will address indeterminacy both as an object of study and as the site of emergence of experimental methodologies.
Organizer: Maria José De Abreu, Columbia University
Maria José De Abreu, Columbia University
Harini Kumar, Princeton University
Emilio Spadola, Colgate University
Chair and Discussant:
Milad Odabaei, Princeton University