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Read more at: Senior Research Seminar with Adam Smith (University of Cambridge)

Senior Research Seminar with Adam Smith (University of Cambridge)

Friday, 26 November, 2021 - 17:00 to 18:30

Film - Americaville (2020) with Adam Smith (University of Cambridge) Hidden among mountains – seemingly far from the crowds, pollution and bureaucracy of Beijing - a Wild West-themed gated community promises to provide an American utopia of freedom, happiness, and prosperity to its several thousand Chinese residents. In...


Read more at: Senior Research Seminar with Dr Jessica Sklair (University of Cambridge)

Senior Research Seminar with Dr Jessica Sklair (University of Cambridge)

Friday, 19 November, 2021 - 16:15 to 18:00

Development on credit: For-profit development imaginaries and the financialisation of philanthropy in Brazil Dr Jessica Sklair (University of Cambridge) The financialisation of the global economy has seen a shift away from productive capacity towards financial speculation as the driver of wealth accumulation. In recent...


Read more at: Senior Research Seminar with Dr Tal Shamur (University of Cambridge)

Senior Research Seminar with Dr Tal Shamur (University of Cambridge)

Friday, 12 November, 2021 - 16:15 to 18:00

Ambivalent generosity among local patrons: Ethnic exclusion and place belonging in a lower income neighborhood of Tel Aviv Linking anthropological exchange theory to ethnic and racial studies in the urban sphere, this paper contributes to the study of place belonging in the context of ethnic and racial discrimination...


Read more at: Senior Research Seminar with Professor Sondra Hausner (University of Oxford)

Senior Research Seminar with Professor Sondra Hausner (University of Oxford)

Friday, 5 November, 2021 - 16:15 to 18:00

Renouncing the World: An Ascetic Life and the Rise of Hindu Nationalism in India Professor Sondra Hausner (University of Oxford) In a frighteningly short period of time, the ideal of a Hindu nation has recently become the dominant political ideology of India, in stark contrast to the country that has been a fiercely proud...


Read more at: Senior Research Seminar with Dr Caroline Schuster (Australian National University)

Senior Research Seminar with Dr Caroline Schuster (Australian National University)

Friday, 29 October, 2021 - 11:00 to 12:45

The Sesame, the Drought, and the Index: Sensing Agrarian Environments Through Weather Insurance Dr Caroline Schuster School of Archaeology and Anthropology (Australian National University) Based in the agrarian worlds of commercial sesame farming in northern Paraguay where insurance companies are now selling weather...


Read more at: Senior Research Seminar with Dr Liana Chua (University of Cambridge)

Senior Research Seminar with Dr Liana Chua (University of Cambridge)

Friday, 22 October, 2021 - 16:15 to 18:00

“Only the orangutans get a life jacket”: Uncommoning responsibility in a global conservation nexus Liana Chua (Cambridge), Hannah Fair (Oxford), Viola Schreer (Brunel), Anna Stępień (Brunel) and Paul Hasan Thung (Brunel) Dr Liana Chua (University of Cambridge) In an era of mass extinction, who gets a life jacket, who is...


Read more at: Senior Research Seminar with Professor Kuan (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Senior Research Seminar with Professor Kuan (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Friday, 15 October, 2021 - 11:00 to 12:30

A common world: China’s psy- training frenzy from a first-person perspective Professor Kuan (The Chinese University of Hong Kong) In 2017, a WeChat account for psychology enthusiasts posted a series of comics poking fun at the grumbles of therapists in China, taking the format of a call-and-response. Therapy is too...


Read more at: Senior Research Seminar with Dr Anna-Riikka Kauppinen (University of Cambridge)

Senior Research Seminar with Dr Anna-Riikka Kauppinen (University of Cambridge)

Friday, 28 May, 2021 - 16:15 to 18:00

Senior Research Seminar with Dr Anna-Riikka Kauppinen (University of Cambridge) God’s Deposits: Circulation of Cash and Charisma in Ghana’s Retail Banking When nine Ghanaian banks collapsed during the country’s 2017-2019 financial crisis, a popular Charismatic Pentecostal pastor was at the centre of public debate as the...


Read more at: Senior Research Seminar with Dr Michael Edwards (University of Cambridge)

Senior Research Seminar with Dr Michael Edwards (University of Cambridge)

Friday, 21 May, 2021 - 16:15 to 18:00

Senior Research Seminar with Dr Michael Edwards (University of Cambridge) Real Change: Converting Politics in Burma/Myanmar “Real change”: This was the National League for Democracyʼs offer to voters in Myanmarʼs 2015 general election, the first since the apparent end of military rule. A vote for the party was a vote for a...


Read more at: Senior Research Seminar with Dr Deborah Jones (Max Planck - Cambridge Centre for Ethics, Economy & Social Change)

Senior Research Seminar with Dr Deborah Jones (Max Planck - Cambridge Centre for Ethics, Economy & Social Change)

Friday, 14 May, 2021 - 16:15 to 18:00

Senior Research Seminar with Dr Deborah Jones (Max Planck - Cambridge Centre for Ethics, Economy & Social Change) Spectral Labour: Ghostwriting as Animation This presentation is about ghostwriters, people who write as and relinquish credit to someone else. Ghostwriting initially seems an archetypal case of ‘performance...