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Mushrooms and the History of the World

Speaker: Anna Tsing, Professor of Anthropology, University of California, Santa Cruz -- Tsing is widely known for her path breaking book In the Realm of the Diamond Queen:  Marginality in an Out-of-the-Way Place (Princeton, 1993).  She has created new ethnographic genres so as to write about the experience of global marginality in remotest Indonesia and she is renowned as well for her contrarian account of globalization (in her celebrated Friction:  an Ethnography of Global Connection, Princeton, 2005).  Currently working on margins of other kinds (indeed, the question of how margins are made, and what they mean, is her main question), she is exploring the scientific construction of nature, and its challenges to anthropology.  Tsing's breadth of vision and imagination has influenced generations of students - earning her a place in the current cannon in contemporary ethnography.

Location: Aaron Burr Hall, Room 219

Date/Time: 11/18/09 at 4:30 pm - 11/18/09 at 6:00 pm

Category: Sponsored & Affiliated Events

Department: Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI)