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  • Marisol de la Cadena

    Rune Flikke

    Ingjerd Hoëm

    John Law

    Marianne Elisabeth Lien

    Keir Martin

    Marit Melhuus

    Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing

  • “Featuring outstanding, rich, and conceptually and ethnographically inspiring work, Anthropos and the Material is a welcome and important contribution to the field. This excellent collection will be of interest to anthropologists and scholars in the humanities and social sciences working on materiality, posthumanism, multispecies ethnography, space, capitalism, and the Anthropocene.” — Gastón R. Gordillo, author of, Rubble: The Afterlife of Destruction

    “If you want to understand the politics of vibrant matter without being absorbed into the very circumstances you struggle against, look to ethnography. That's the invigorating message Anthropos and the Material brings to an era of climate change and cryptocurrencies, as humans increasingly confront their entanglements—destructive, creative, indifferent—with the materialities of a world that exceeds them. An inspiring example of what anthropology can be, or become, once liberal humanism has been well and truly displaced.” — Kath Weston, author of, Animate Planet: Making Visceral Sense of Living in a High-Tech Ecologically Damaged World

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  • Description

    The destructive effects of modern industrial societies have shaped the planet in such profound ways that many argue for the existence of a new geological epoch called the Anthropocene. This claim brings into relief a set of challenges that have deep implications for how relations between the human, the material, and the political shape contemporary social worlds. The contributors to Anthropos and the Material examine these challenges by questioning and complicating long-held understandings of the divide between humans and things. They present ethnographic case studies from across the globe, addressing myriad topics that range from labor, economics, and colonialism to technology, culture, the environment, agency, and diversity. In foregrounding the importance of connecting natural and social histories, the instability and intangibility of the material, as well as the ways in which the lively encounters between the human and the nonhuman challenge conceptions of liberal humanism, the contributors point to new understandings of the capacities of people and things to act, transform, and adapt to a changing world.

    About The Author(s)

    Penny Harvey is Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Manchester and Professor II in the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Oslo.

    Christian Krohn-Hansen is Professor in the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Oslo.

    Knut G. Nustad is Professor in the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Oslo.
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