Présentation

I. Introduction
La distinction est un objet classique en sciences sociales depuis au moins Hebert Spencer et nous disposons en la matière de nombreuses traditions analytiques toutes dignes d’attention. Mais lorsque le sujet se voit évoqué,…

Anxieties of Entitlement

Despite the rise of the “moral economy” as a frame for analyzing increasing inequality, few scholars have explored the moral dimensions of elites’ experience and interpretations of their own privilege. Based on in-depth interviews with 50 afflue…

More Thoughts on Scholarly Misconduct, and What We Can Learn from It: A Critical Response to Peter Jan Margry’s Article about the Bax Affair

The anthropologist Mart Bax, who as professor of anthropology at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam made up numerous (non-existing) publications, and who had published about events (in Medjugorje, Bosnia) that never happened, and about places (in the province of Noord-Brabant, the Netherlands) that did not exist. This non-existing “empirical” material formed the basis for Bax’s theory of “religious regimes” and his academic career.

Call for papers

Dear Colleagues!CAES editorial team awaits your papers for CAES Vol. 6, № 4 that is going to be published in the middle of December 2020.

Becoming a target of HIV intervention

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Canine et al.

Coauthoring research with my companion animal — Ritti Soncco

A composite case

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Dr. Ram’s triage

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‘MSM’ as a ‘doing thing’

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