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Lydia Maria Arantes

Assistant Professor, Department of Cultural Anthropology and European Ethnology, University of Graz Honorary Research Associate, Department of Anthropology, University College London
Lendkai 37/5 Graz Austria 8020 Work Phone: +43 650 5606696
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Lydia Maria Arantes, Mag. Dr. phil., is interested in (textile) craft practices, material culture, anthropology of numbers, STS, sensory ethnography, ethno-psychoanalysis and reflexive ethnography. In her latest book she carves out sensory, material, mathematical, social, historical, economic and gender dimensions of contemporary knitting. Her next project will deal with the textile industry in western Austria, where she aims at looking into negotiations / reconciliations of digitisation and sustainability as well as emerging (practices of) knowledge in a rapidly changing field (of production).

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