on the road

the past couple weeks, i’ve been visiting old friends in lukang and battening down the hatches during a typhoon in taipei (sadly, that meant no time at the hotsprings or Continue Reading →

structures and modes of dwelling

concrete houses might have been modern constructions that reflected the political economy of the 1970s and 1980s, but they also fit within an entire set of cultural categories of different Continue Reading →

spears or umbrellas? dance and the politics of stance

what are the stakes in the revival or reformation of ritual? to answer that question we might ask (1) what kinds of stances do particular revivals or ritual practice afford, Continue Reading →