AO: This 2017 paper by Adia Benton she looks at the social production of “relevant” anthropological knowledge and its relationship to four forms of distance implicated in how anthropologists communicate relevance to each other and to others: physical, disciplinary, interpretive, and agentive. She analyzes public writing by anthropologists and a November 6, 2014 meeting (“the emergency meeting”), alongside conversations with participants and observers, as diagnostic events.
Adia Benton, "Benton, Adia. 2017. “Ebola at a Distance: A Pathographic Account of Anthropology’s Relevance.” Anthropological Quarterly 90 (2): 495–524.", contributed by Angela Okune, STS Infrastructures, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 9 August 2018, accessed 2 December 2021.