A Response to the issues raised in the Special Edition

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‘A Response to the Issues Raised in the Special Edition of Ethnos’ (2015) is an afterword to the Special Edition on ethics of Ethnos: Journal of Anthropology (82:1). I was invited to respond to the edition on the basis of my writing about my own art practice in relation to Leviansian ethics, by the Special Edition editors Katherine Dow (postdoctoral research associate Reproduction Sociology, University of Cambridge) and Victoria Boydell (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland).
The article discusses the issues raised specifically by the ethnographies and theoretical analysis presented within the volume. Engaging with anthropological theory from the perspective of a practicing artist, the Afterword analyses other papers and positions with reference to my own research into Levinas’s idea of ethics, that is, his ‘metaethics’, and the potential for relationships between art practice and a Levinasian ethic.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-112
Number of pages8
Issue number1
Early online date17 Apr 2015
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jan 2017


  • Levinas
  • storytelling
  • genealogies of knowledge
  • art practice
  • ethics and politics


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