Contemporary Anthropology Reading Group

CARG

A monthly reading group on contemporary anthropological works.

by Highland Asia team and LMU staff

CARG - Contemporary Anthropology Reading Group. © 2015 Martin Saxer

CARG is a monthly reading group organized by the Highland Asia team and open to staff and Ph.D. students of the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at LMU Munich. The focus lies on monographs of contemporary anthropology, loosely linked to the themes of the Highland Asia project but without any commitment to a particular region.

Related Events


27
Nov 2015

Reading Penny Harvey and Hannah Knox: Roads – An Anthropology of Infrastructure and Expertise

CARG #01 – first session of the Contemporary Anthropology Reading Group


14
Jan 2016

Reading Ruben Andersson: Illegality, Inc. Clandestine Migration and the Business of Bordering Europe

CARG #02 – second session of the Contemporary Anthropology Reading Group


12
Feb 2016

Reading Madeleine Reeves: Border Work. Spatial Lives of the State in Rural Central Asia

CARG #03 – third session of the Contemporary Anthropology Reading Group


07
Apr 2016

Reading Magnus Marsden: Trading Worlds. Afghan Merchants Across Modern Frontiers

CARG #04 – fourth session of the Contemporary Anthropology Reading Group


28
Apr 2016

10
Jun 2016

Reading Erik Mueggler: The Paper Road. Archive and Experience in the Botanical Exploration of West China and Tibet

CARG #06 – sixth session of the Contemporary Anthropology Reading Group


28
Jul 2016

Reading James Ferguson: Give a Man a Fish. Reflections on the New Politics of Distribution

CARG #07 – seventh session of the Contemporary Anthropology Reading Group


23
Feb 2017

Reading David Graeber: The Utopia of Rules. On Technology, Stupidity, and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy

CARG #08 – eighth session of the Contemporary Anthropology Reading Group


06
Apr 2017

Reading Arjun Appadurai: Banking on Words. The Failure of Language in the Age of Derivative Finance

CARG #09 – ninth session of the Contemporary Anthropology Reading Group


18
May 2017

Reading Michael Hathaway: Environmental Winds. Making the Global in Southwest China

CARG #10 – tenth session of the Contemporary Anthropology Reading Group


22
Jun 2017

Reading Asher Ghertner: Rule By Aesthetics: World-Class City Making in Delhi

CARG #11 – eleventh session of the Contemporary Anthropology Reading Group


20
Jul 2017

Reading Elizabeth A. Povinelli: Geontologies: A Requiem to Late Liberalism

CARG #12 – twelfth session of the Contemporary Anthropology Reading Group


28
Sep 2017

Reading Gaston Gordillo, Rubble: The Afterlife of Destruction

CARG #13 – thirteenth session of the Contemporary Anthropology Reading Group


10
Nov 2017

Reading Emma Tarlo, Entanglement: The Secret Lives of Hair

CARG #14 – fourteenth session of the Contemporary Anthropology Reading Group


21
Dec 2017

Reading Yael Navaro-Yashin, The Make-Believe Space: Affective Geography in a Postwar Polity

CARG #15 – fifteenth session of the Contemporary Anthropology Reading Group


01
Feb 2018

Reading Lisa Björkman, Pipe Politics, Contested Waters: Embedded Infrastructures of Millennial Mumbai

CARG #16 – sixteenth session of the Contemporary Anthropology Reading Group


Outputs


Book Review

On Roads: A Review Letter

by ALESSANDRO RIPPA, MATTHäUS REST, RADHIKA GUPTA, AGNIESZKA JONIAK-LüTHY, JULIANE MüLLER, LISA RAIL, AND MARTIN SAXER
16 October 2016
Cultural Anthropology

Contact:
Highland Asia Research Group
LMU, Social and Cultural Anthropology, Oettingenstr. 67
80538 Munich, Germany

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