Events for January 2013

Anna Tsing - Critical Thinkers in Religion, Law and Social Theory

Thu, January 31, 2013

Anna Tsing

University of Ottawa, Simard 125
4:00pm - 6:30pm

Title:  Critical Description after Progress: Recognizing Diversity in Damaged Times

Abstract: As we lose expectations of progress, how shall we know the world? This talk introduces "critical description," a genre for reinvigorating curiosity about heterogeneity, after progress. The talk draws from Anna Tsing's book in progress: Living in ruins. Capitalism, blasted landscapes, and the possibilities of life on earth: a mushroom story. Based on research tracking the global search for high-value gourmet wild mushrooms called matsutake, the talk explores emerging lines of cosmopolitan difference and the challenges of making lives ...

Continue reading

Events Calendar
January 2013
November 2012 February 2013