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Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

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Structural division in the length of a building or roof. The unit within a building between a pair of piers or buttresses; the division of a roof marked by its main trusses.

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A Stable Environment

Katharine Dow.

in Making a Good Life

June 2016; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 4128 words.

This chapter concludes that the book has explored what the people of Spey Bay think about the ethics of reproduction and assisted reproductive technologies in order to elucidate what...

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Money Talks

Katharine Dow.

in Making a Good Life

June 2016; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 6884 words.

This chapter extends the discussion of surrogacy by focusing on how the people of Spey Bay thought about paying for bodily services and substances and what they felt this said about them as...

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Introduction

Katharine Dow.

in Making a Good Life

June 2016; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 14824 words.

This book examines what nature, ethics, and reproduction mean to the people of Spey Bay, a coastal village in northeast Scotland. Drawing on an ethnographic research undertaken by the...

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Future Generations

Katharine Dow.

in Making a Good Life

June 2016; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 6747 words.

This chapter examines how conceptions of the environment and the state of the natural world are implicated in people's ideas about parenthood, fertility, and future generations. It carries...

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Ethical Labour

Katharine Dow.

in Making a Good Life

June 2016; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 9037 words.

This chapter examines people's ideas about good parenting by focusing on how those who do not have children plan for parenthood by creating a stable environment for their future children....

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You’ve Been Trumped!

Katharine Dow.

in Making a Good Life

June 2016; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 984 words.

At the start of the twentieth century, the golf resort was the most important industry in Spey Bay alongside the salmon fishing at Tugnet. The golf links and hotel were originally built in...

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Arrivals

Katharine Dow.

in Making a Good Life

June 2016; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 1607 words.

The first time I spotted a cetacean in Scotland, I was in Mac-duff in Aberdeenshire. I rented a flat there when I arrived for fieldwork. Chris and I were out walking around the small...

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Prologue

Katharine Dow.

in Making a Good Life

June 2016; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 1724 words.

Early one Friday morning in December 2006 I went with some friends to see the body of a sperm whale that had washed up at Roseisle beach. Roseisle is about a forty-minute drive from the...

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Origin Stories

Katharine Dow.

in Making a Good Life

June 2016; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 7246 words.

This chapter examines the importance of ideas of nature to how people in Spey Bay think about the relationship between maternal bonding and gender differences in parenting. It begins by...

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Ties That Bind

Katharine Dow.

in Making a Good Life

June 2016; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 9250 words.

This chapter examines how surrogacy troubles ideas about motherhood, maternal responsibility, and maternal bonding. In particular, it considers how ideas about altruism in surrogacy relate...

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Situating Sustainability from an Ecological Science Perspective

M. L. Cadenasso and S. T. A. Pickett.

Edited by Julie Sze.

in Sustainability

July 2018; p ublished online January 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 8076 words.

The concept of sustainability has three dimensions—metaphor, meaning, and model. As a metaphor, sustainability conjures up images of healthy environments, socially cohesive communities, and...

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The Makah Whale Hunt of 1999

Ter Ellingson.

in The Myth of the Noble Savage

January 2001; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 5724 words.

For a more specifically targeted example of the political uses of Ecologically Noble Savage rhetoric, this chapter turns to the case of Makah whaling. On May 17, 1999, the Makah of Neah...

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Situating Sustainability in the Luxury City

Edited by Miriam Greenberg.

in Sustainability

July 2018; p ublished online January 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 5866 words.

This chapter seeks to situate sustainability within particular epistemological fields and communities in order to understand the growing contentiousness between rival versions of the...

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Biotechnical Agnosticism: Fragmented Life and Labor among the Machines

Sophia Roosth.

in Synthetic

March 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 7852 words.

Chapter 4, “Biotechnical Agnosticism,” enters the lab of a Boston start-up company that built what members term a biological “assembly line” following the principles of Taylorism, the...

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The Synthetic Kingdom: Transgenic Kinship in the Postgenomic Era

Sophia Roosth.

in Synthetic

March 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 8215 words.

Chapter 2, “The Synthetic Kingdom,” examines Bay Area synthetic biologists building organisms that manufacture fuels and drugs, such as Jay Keasling, whose goal was to manufacture cheap...

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