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Webb Keane is a CSEAS faculty affiliate and George Herbert Mead Collegiate Professor of Anthropology. Keane’s writings cover a range of subjects in social and cultural theory and the philosophical foundations of social thought and the human sciences. In particular, he is interested in semiotics and language; material culture and materiality; gift exchange, commodities, and money; religion, morality, and ethics; media and public cultures.