AN ANTHROPOLOGIST AND HIS INTERLOCUTORS:
Law, Intimacy, and Psychoanalysis in the Political Anthropology of JOHN BORNEMAN
Gil Anidjar, Columbia University
Jonathan Boyarin, Cornell University
Ayça Çubukçu, London School of Economics
Mayanthi Fernando, University o California-Santa Cruz
Charles Hirschkind, University of…
Hanna Garth's first book "Food in Cuba: The Pursuit of a Decent Meal" (Stanford University Press, 2020), is based on ethnographic research in Santiago de Cuba, the island's second largest city. Her research reveals the ways that even food distribution systems, which ostensibly…
Abstract: ‘The trouble with golden ages,’ as Clifford Geertz, quoting Randall Jarrell, once said, ‘is that the people in them go about complaining that everything looks yellow.’ In this lecture Professor Jonathan Spencer will…
In China, the weather has changed. Decades of reform have been shadowed by a changing meteorological normal: seasonal dust storms and spectacular episodes of air pollution have reworked physical and political relations between land and air in China and downwind. Continent in Dust offers an anthropology of strange weather, focusing on…
A book forum with Princeton Global Scholar Carlos Fausto.
Discussants: Juliana Dweck (Chief Curator, Princeton University Art Museum) and Agustín Fuentes (Professor of Anthropology).
Biomedical science in the U.S. suffers from a crisis of belief that impairs our ability to recognize the effects of society on our bodies. Biologists remain convinced that genetic traits are responsible for asthma and diabetes among non-whites who live near freeways,…
Film screening followed by discussion with director Rodrigo Séllos.
Discussants: Katrina Dodson (Translator, Columbia University) and Aparecida Vilaça (Professor of Anthropology, Museu Nacional).
Co-organized by the SPO Film Club Boquitas Pintadas.