This Somatosphere forum features essays written in the wake of a debate held at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Association of Social Anthropologists of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth. The debate was organized around the following motion: “Lacking empirical traction and heuristic power, the distinction between life and nonlife is one that anthropology needs to discard.” We hope you enjoy the contributions.
Ann H. Kelly
Kings College London
Life After Chemistry or A Carbon Anthropology
University of Edinburgh
What Animates? Imaginations of the Lifelike
Petra Tjitske Kalshoven
University of Manchester
The Point of Death II
SOAS University of London
Life/Nonlife: A Response
Elizabeth A. Povinelli
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Kelly A, Nading A. Life/NonLife: a forum. Somatosphere. 2019. Available at: http://somatosphere.net/2019/life-nonlife-a-forum.html/. Accessed June 14, 2021.
Kelly, Ann H. & Nading, Alex. (2019). Life/NonLife: a forum. Retrieved June 14, 2021, from Somatosphere Web site: http://somatosphere.net/2019/life-nonlife-a-forum.html/
Kelly, Ann H. and Alex Nading. 2019. Life/NonLife: a forum. Somatosphere. http://somatosphere.net/2019/life-nonlife-a-forum.html/ (accessed June 14, 2021).
Kelly, A & Nading, A 2019, Life/NonLife: a forum, Somatosphere. Retrieved June 14, 2021, from <http://somatosphere.net/2019/life-nonlife-a-forum.html/>
Kelly, Ann H. and Alex Nading. "Life/NonLife: a forum." 16 Jul. 2019. Somatosphere. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021. <http://somatosphere.net/2019/life-nonlife-a-forum.html/>