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VIDEO DOI: https://doi.org/10.48448/c2vd-5m13

technical paper

AAA Annual Meeting 2021

November 18, 2021

Baltimore, United States

Of Sailors, Smuggling, and Sanctions: Capturing Value and Crafting Sovereignty in the Persian Gulf


maritime anthropology



To see the ocean as a site of history is to follow itineraries of the body at sea. At a time when the sea laps at sinking shorelines and makeshift vessels, this panel explores the materialities, economies, and affects of human and nonhuman life in oceanic spaces. We ask how bodies are made and transformed in relation with the sea and its inhabitants, and how new forms of risk and vulnerability animate maritime economies in the anthropocene. At interface with the body, the sea becomes a source of both pain and pleasure, a place to make wealth and make kin, a site of extraction and deposit, freedom and bondage, of loss and gain. This panel is an invitation to imagine the body at sea as a site of ethnographic inquiry which exceeds conventional geopolitical and epistemological bounds, as well as a figure for understanding the uneven terrors and possibilities of our times.


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