Anthropologists render publicly intelligible the value of what people, amid new rational-technical and political-economic machineries, are left to resolve alone. Their own practices of inquiry, their search for symbolic authority, challenge the analytic forms we bring to the field, forcing us to articulate more immediately relevant and experience-near conceptual work. Theory is embattled and unfinished on both sides of the conversation." -Joao Biehl and Peter Locke, Deleuze and the Anthropology of Becoming. 

Alex Siegman