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Senior Research Seminar: Dr Tim Jenkins

When Mar 04, 2016
from 04:15 PM to 06:00 PM
Where Seminar Room, Social Anthropology
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Dr Tim Jenkins (University of Cambridge)

Anthropological perspectives on flying saucer reports

Studying reports of flying saucers in societies we call ‘home’ – the USA, Europe – presents certain recognizable anthropological problems: the complexity of the object at issue, for one, and the inadequacy of any form of representation – whether naturalistic, mythological or other – to grasp what is going on, for another. In order to begin to reply to these problems, I attempt to characterize the specific nature of the reports and of the conditions under which they are produced.

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