Anna Tsing’s Friction is an original, highly readable, and insightful study of out of their “friction/’ to paradoxical “global understandings,” or universalisms. But in. Friction: An Ethnography of Global Connection. Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing . Global capitalism is made in the friction in these chains as divergent cultural. Anna L. Tsing Friction An Ethnography of Global Connection Ch 1: Frontiers of Capitalism Capitalist frontiers create “wilderness” These landscapes already.
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The only anthropologist I can think of that gets anywhere close is Malinowski, who was, after all, strongly influenced by Conrad. Things are contextually more particular than signs and potentially more general… Things are thus related to their signs as empirical tokens to cultural types.
Friction: An Ethnography of Global Connection
On the contrary, their movements are a messy process whereby they are taken up by all sorts of people — international financiers, project managers at the Ford Foundation, Indonesian nationalists, student activists, village leaders, subaltern women — who invest them with new and unintended meanings.
It recodes and reorganizes all the others. Why only three stars then?
For and Against the Anthropocene Since the turn of the 21st century, many scientists have been arguing for the designation Please drop by, check it out, and do let me know if you encounter any glitches. There are situations where a local movement — and I think of, for example, the living wage movement, which originated in Baltimore — becomes much more widespread across the country.
Not a very interesting read, but the book came as described and in good condition. A definitive model may not be needed, but what about high expectations. Tsing’s key informant is Uma Adang, who provides her insight into shamanism, politics and the mythology in relation to ethnic identity.
Its time has come. So for instance we get Tsing writing.
In action, meanings are always at risk. Jul 21, Terri rated it it was amazing. Hence in this case: So depending on how the next couple of chapter play out I think that Friction could really be a great book. Now that is just plain beautiful. Beyond this, though, there really is an issue with reinventing the wheel.
Lists with This Book. Interestingly, an indigenous environmental politics is still in some senses a universal or abstract one. I think about the intersecting layers at play, work that is done within the friction, how it is not always under a negative cloud, and the different needs, purposes, goals of individuals and groups who occupy, or want to occupy, the same space. Showing of 9 reviews. Make Kith Not Kin!
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Take the example of timber: So the form alone is interesting to contemplate. Providing a portfolio of methods to study global interconnections, Tsing shows how curious and creative cultural differences are in the grip of worldly encounter, and how much is overlooked in contemporary theories of the global.
It is not a question of preferring the local, the different, the marginal or the specific to the abstract, the global or the universal.
Shake your pom-poms and repeat after me, sports fans: Governance requires rationalization, clarity and order. Jan 26, Ako added it Recommends it for: I was, in a moment of mad inspiration, moved to comment.
I really liked her in these sections. Whatever the statistics say, Indonesia is a place where universal commodification seems chaotic and self-destructive, creating uninhabitable landscapes. How fortunate for me that after coming back here after a few weeks you are talking about the very book Teing have just started reading! Sep 25, anne rated it it was amazing. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Secondly, I think it undermines our ability to create exactly the kind of bottom-up theory you are generously suggesting Tsing might be building.
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Read this for my MA Cultural Anthropology.