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Week 8: Can anthropology see over the horizon of “the field”?

Thursday, April 23, 2020, Friday, April 24, 2020

Required reading: Malkki (1992), Middleton (2013)

Supplemental readings: Gupta and Ferguson (1992), Ferguson and Gupta (2002)


Ferguson, James, and Akhil Gupta. 2002. “Spatializing States: Toward an Ethnography of Neoliberal Governmentality.” American Ethnologist 29 (4): 981–1002. doi:10.1525/ae.2002.29.4.981.

Gupta, Akhil, and James Ferguson. 1992. “Beyond ‘Culture’: Space, Identity, and the Politics of Difference.” Cultural Anthropology 7 (1): 6–23. doi:10.1525/can.1992.7.1.02a00030.

Malkki, Liisa. 1992. “National Geographic: The Rooting of Peoples and the Territorialization of National Identity Among Scholars and Refugees.” Cultural Anthropology 7 (1): 24–44. doi:10.1525/can.1992.7.1.02a00030.

Middleton, Townsend. 2013. “Anxious Belongings: Anxiety and the Politics of Belonging in Subnationalist Darjeeling.” American Anthropologist 115 (4): 608–21. https://doi.org/10.1111/aman.12051.

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