Book Talk: Hanna Garth and Jerry Zee

Mar 31, 2022, 4:30 pm4:30 pm
219 Aaron Burr Hall and Zoom


Event Description

Hanna Garth, Food in Cuba
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 supply sufficient nutritional needs, can also have detrimental effects on individual and community wellbeing.





Continent in Dust, Jerry Zee
Jerry Zee's book, Continent in Dust: Continent in Dust Experiments in a Chinese Weather System, offers an anthropology of strange weather, focusing on intersections among statecraft, landscape, atmosphere, and society. Traveling from state engineering programs that attempt to choreograph the movement of mobile dunes in the interior, to newly reconfigured bodies and airspaces in Beijing, and beyond, this book explores contemporary China as a weather system in the making: what would it mean to understand “the rise of China” literally, as the country itself rises into the air?