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Human political life is played out in the space between what is (current material and political constraints), what should be (the ethical or moral), and what could be (imagined alternatives). At a time when global forces and negative path dependencies seem more powerful than ever, and yet, simultaneously, imagined possibilities are more various and more communicable than ever before, it is timely to ask what anthropology can contribute to rethinking the politics of sociality and of the imagination.