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The Challenge of Anthropologies of/in Multiple Worlds: Politics, Decolonization, and Beyond

cover of book "A World of Many Worlds"
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Friday, December 07, 2018
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9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Marilsol de la Cadena & Mario Blaser

Symposium organized around the just-published anthology, "A World of Many Worlds," a search into the possibilities that may emerge from conversations between indigenous collectives and the study of science's philosophical production. The contributors explore how divergent knowledges and practices make worlds. They work with difference and sameness, recursion, divergence, political ontology, cosmopolitics, and relations, using them as concepts, methods, and analytics to open up possibilities for a pluriverse: a cosmos composed through divergent political practices that do not need to become the same.

Editors Marisol de la Cadena and Mario Blaser will present, as well as Renzo Taddei, Visiting Mellon Professor at Duke, Duke assistant professor Christine Folch, and UNC-CH associate professor Margaret Weiner.

Marisol de la Cadena is Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Davis, and the author of Earth Beings: Ecologies of Practice across Andean Worlds, also published by Duke University Press.

Mario Blaser is Associate Professor of Geography and Archaeology at the Memorial University of Newfoundland and the author of Storytelling Globalization from the Chaco and Beyond, also published by Duke University Press.

Contact: Ken Maffitt