"Hi, ended up here bc I just got your dissertation abstract (I'm an alum) and thought it sounded really interesting and was looking to see if I could find anything you've written... I guess your defense is in 15 minutes, so good…"
"Will the "development" chapter be about the neoliberal idea of development? Why does it come before socialism, and not in relation to liberal economics? Makes me wonder when the notion of developed vs. developing countries--and the whole…"
I'm not sure if it's been published yet, but i've read Julie Chu's manuscript for "Cosmologies of Credits". She also has some of this work in journals. She problematizes concepts of citizenship and status of…"
"The conformity of the American media to the basic theory and practice of capitalism--short memories, lots of gaudy spectacle, few tough questions---was brought home to me by a few years watching CCTV and other Chinese TV channels, which offer a lot…"
Hi Everyone,Do you have any favorite recent ethnographies of mainland Chinese cities? I'm revising a class syllabus and looking for very on-the-ground ethnographies, preferably of cities other than Beijing and Shanghai...Thanks!See More
"I like Hulya's idea of auditing economics classes and inviting economists to anthropology classes, as ways to start productive conversations. At the University of Chicago, the econ and anthro departments have been completely separate and…"
"Gillian Tett has a Cambridge PhD in social anthropology based on research in Tajikistan and is now capital markets editor for the Financial Times. Her book, Fools Gold, on what happened after a team at J.P. Morgan invented credit derivatives. She…"
"I think that the so-called real causes are difficult to separate from the purportedly not-so-real ones in our current economic order.
As for media covering business and the liberal intellectuals, I think that when something big and scary happens…"
"Well, the graphics look very interesting (at least the first ones). But perhaps everyone is waiting for some indicators to show that we have reached the bottom and will eventually start climbing, and this is just another way of filling this…"
That's an interesting point!
If you look at the last few years on the OECD page ( US data), business confidence ended up trailing consumer confidence. So, maybe that means that people in the business news bubble were the last to…"
"Wow ... that is one pretty graphic. Seriously ... amazingly intuitive, once I got the hang of it. On to the question:
I wonder, how is our relation to media changing, really? I read somewhere, and it strikes me as plausible, that the internet is…"
"Hey Lily, I should take lessons from you on how to open up a discussion thread. You give readers lots of bonus links, plenty of questions, narrow and broad. If this doesn't spark a discussion, I don't know what will. I suppose one issue…"
Hi, ended up here bc I just got your dissertation abstract (I'm an alum) and thought it sounded really interesting and was looking to see if I could find anything you've written... I guess your defense is in 15 minutes, so good luck!
I'm not a China person except I seem to be reading lots of books about it lately, I guess out of an interest in "alternative modernities" and decentering the west from the narrative of capitalism. If you are still looking for ethnographies of urban China, two things I enjoyed which are not exactly that but are very on the ground are The Spiral Road (about a "village" but it seems like it is becoming a small city)