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Anthropology Colloquium: Anna Tsing

Friday, September 6, 2019 at 3:00pm to 4:30pm

McGraw Hall, 165
740-750 University Ave, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA

Feral Atlas and the More-than-Human Anthropocene

Abstract: As with most things, we humans are unable to do the Anthropocene (in all its terrors) all by ourselves.  This talk offers a suite of methods for the study of the Anthropocene as more-than-human.  Neither the all-or-nothing vision of a unified planetary imaginary nor the foolishly fantasized safety of local redoubts are our best guides; instead, the talk argues, the Anthropocene is patchy.  Anthropocene patches are not like jigsaw puzzle pieces, however: they emerge at incompatible scales; they overlap; they do not cover everything.  Imperial and industrial infrastructures show the scale and position of patches.  Infrastructures stimulate feral effects, and these feral effects make up the more-than-human Anthropocene.

Anna Tsing is a Professor of Anthropology at UC Santa Cruz.

Research Interests:  Culture and politics; feminist theory; globalization; multi-species anthropology; social landscapes and forest ethnoecologies; multi-sited ethnography; Indonesia, Southeast Asia, and the U.S.

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Event Type

Lecture

Departments

Anthropology, Sustainability

Contact E-Mail

ek61@cornell.edu

Contact Name

Liz Kirk

Contact Phone

607-255-6479

Speaker

Anna Tsing

Speaker Affiliation

UC Santa Cruz

Dept. Web Site

https://anthropology.cornell.edu/

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free and open to the public.

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