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  1. Audit Cultures: Anthropological Studies in Accountability, Ethics, and the Academy.Marilyn Strathern (ed.) - 2000 - Routledge.
    If cultures are always in the making, this book catches one kind of culture on the make. Academics will be familiar with audit in the form of research and teaching assessments - they may not be aware how pervasive practices of 'accountability' are or of the diversity of political regimes under which they flourish. Twelve social anthropologists from across Europe and the Commonwealth chart an influential and controversial cultural phenomenon.
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    Binary License.Marilyn Strathern - 2011 - Common Knowledge 17 (1):87-103.
    This article exploits the “binary license” offered by the title of the symposium in which it appears (“Comparative Relativism”) as a kind of promise of connection. The author suggests, however tentatively, that in the challenge of heterogeneity, fractality, perspective/-alism, and multiplicities lies the power of the forking pathway: the moment a relation is created through divergence. If we are invited—in the same breath—to consider forms of comparison and forms of relativism (dropping difference and similarity), we are also offered two paths, (...)
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  3. Useful Knowledge.Marilyn Strathern - 2006 - In Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 139, 2005 Lectures. pp. 73-109.
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    Introduction: Contexts for a Comparative Relativism.Casper Bruun Jensen, Barbara Herrnstein Smith, G. E. R. Lloyd, Martin Holbraad, Andreas Roepstorff, Isabelle Stengers, Helen Verran, Steven D. Brown, Brit Ross Winthereik, Marilyn Strathern, Bruce Kapferer, Annemarie Mol, Morten Axel Pedersen, Eduardo Viveiros de Castro, Matei Candea, Debbora Battaglia & Roy Wagner - 2011 - Common Knowledge 17 (1):1-12.
    This introduction to the Common Knowledge symposium titled “Comparative Relativism” outlines a variety of intellectual contexts where placing the unlikely companion terms comparison and relativism in conjunction offers analytical purchase. If comparison, in the most general sense, involves the investigation of discrete contexts in order to elucidate their similarities and differences, then relativism, as a tendency, stance, or working method, usually involves the assumption that contexts exhibit, or may exhibit, radically different, incomparable, or incommensurable traits. Comparative studies are required to (...)
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  5. Writing Societies, Writing Persons.Marilyn Strathern - 1992 - History of the Human Sciences 5 (1):5-16.
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    The Patent and the Malanggan.Marilyn Strathern - 2001 - Theory, Culture and Society 18 (4):1-26.
    How do we inhabit technology? This theme for a conference on the way in which technology at once surrounds us and becomes part of our very bodies prompts reflections from Melanesia. If the concept of technology inhabits anything, it most emphatically inhabits our ways of speaking about ourselves, reifying many different projects as the extensions of one - an enchantment with creativity. The same language imagines `nature' existing apart from human creations. It is clear that the life of these old (...)
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    Re-Describing Society.Marilyn Strathern - 2003 - Minerva 41 (3):263-276.
    The authors of Re-Thinking Science argue theneed for a socially robust science. In this essay, an anthropologist asks what it takes to render a description of `society' robust. Two empirical cases – concerning bioethics in the field of reproductive technology, and compensation claims for environmental pollution – show society in different guises.
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    What Politics?Marilyn Strathern - 2011 - Common Knowledge 17 (1):123-127.
    This piece answers responses by Bruce Kapferer, Annemarie Mol, and Morten Pedersen to the author's article “Binary License,” appearing in the Common Knowledge symposium on “comparative relativism.” She emphasizes that, whatever contributions to theory may be attributed to her (for example, the concept of the “partible person”), her work is mainly descriptive and centered on Melanesia. She makes no objection to discussing generally applicable principles, or to finding unity in diversity—saying only that she is somewhat wary of them and, instead, (...)
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    Donating Bodily Material: The Nuffield Council Report.Marilyn Strathern & Katharine Wright - 2011 - Clinical Ethics 6 (4):191-194.
    The Nuffield Council on Bioethics' recent report on the ethics of the donation of bodily material for treatment and research (Human Bodies: Donation for Medicine and Research. www.nuffieldbioethics.org/human-bodies) brings to the fore the much-debated question of how far society should go in trying to encourage people to donate their bodily material. Based on conclusions reached by the Working Party with respect to the duties of the stewardship state, the role of altruism and of solidarity, public interest in health-related research, the (...)
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  10. Afterword.Marilyn Strathern - 2009 - Body and Society 15 (2):217-222.
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  11. Criticizing Best Practice.Marilyn Strathern - 1999 - History of the Human Sciences 12 (4):139-140.
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    Cannibal Metaphysics.Marilyn Strathern - 2016 - Common Knowledge 22 (1):131-132.
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    Can One Rely on Knowledge?Marilyn Strathern - 2011 - In Wenzel Geissler & Catherine Molyneux (eds.), Evidence, Ethos and Experiment: The Anthropology and History of Medical Research in Africa. Berghahn Books. pp. 57.
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    Forum on Making Kin Not Population: Reconceiving Generations.Marilyn Strathern, Jade S. Sasser, Adele Clarke, Ruha Benjamin, Kim Tallbear, Michelle Murphy, Donna Haraway, Yu-Ling Huang & Chia-Ling Wu - 2019 - Feminist Studies 45 (1):159.
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  15. Gender, Division or Comparison?Marilyn Strathern - 1997 - In Kevin Hetherington & Rolland Munro (eds.), Ideas of Difference: Social Spaces and the Labour of Division. Blackwell Publishers/the Sociological Review.
     
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  16. Reviews : Renato Rosaldo, Culture and Truth: The Remaking of Social Analysis, Boston, Mass.: Beacon Press, 1989, $21.95, Xii + 253 Pp. [REVIEW]Marilyn Strathern - 1990 - History of the Human Sciences 3 (2):310-313.
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    The Institutions of Meaning: A Defense of Anthropological Holism.Marilyn Strathern - 2016 - Common Knowledge 22 (2):321-321.
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    The Institutions of Meaning: A Defense of Anthropological Holism by Vincent Descombes.Marilyn Strathern - 2019 - Common Knowledge 25 (1-3):439-440.
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    The Tribal Imagination: Civilization and the Savage Mind.Marilyn Strathern - 2013 - Common Knowledge 19 (1):131-131.
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    5 Unexpected Consequences and an Unanticipated Outcome.Marilyn Strathern & Elena Khlinovskaya Rockhill - 2013 - In Andrew Barry & Georgina Born (eds.), Interdisciplinarity: Reconfigurations of the Social and Natural Sciences. Routledge.
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    We Are All Cannibals, and Other Essays by Claude Lévi-Strauss.Marilyn Strathern - 2018 - Common Knowledge 24 (2):313-314.
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