Events for Jan. 31, 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 ...

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