Webb Keane

Webb Keane is the George Herbert Mead Collegiate Professor at the University of Michigan. A cultural and linguistic anthropologist, he has carried out fieldwork in Indonesia and written on a wide range of topics in social and cultural theory; religion and ethics; semiotics and language; material culture; gifts, commodities, and money; and media. He is the author of Ethical Life: Its Natural and Social Histories (Princeton, 2016), Christian Moderns: Freedom and Fetish in the Mission Encounter (California, 2007), and Signs of Recognition: Powers and Hazards of Representation in an Indonesian Society (California, 1997).


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