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Agrarian Studies Archive File



Colloquium Series, Fall 2007–2008

September 7

Melanie DuPuis
Sociology, University of California/Santa Cruz
“The Dynamics of Alternative/Sustainable Economies: Modes of Governance as Everyday Forms of Collaboration”

September 14

Indrani Chatterjee
History, Rutgers University
“Slaves, Souls, and Subjects in a South Asian Borderland”

September 21

Paige West
Anthropology, Barnard College, Columbia University
“From Modern Production to Imagined Primitive: Tracking the Commodity Ecumene for Papua New Guinean Coffee”
*paper no longer available online

September 28

Bethany Moreton
History, University of Georgia
“Seeing Like a Store: Wal-Mart and the Soul of Neoliberalism”
*paper no longer available online

October 5

Nandini Sundar
Sociology, Delhi School of Economics
“The Immoral Economy of Counterinsurgency in India”

October 12

Marjorie Susman and Marian Pollack
Cheese Makers, Orb Weaver Farm, New Haven, VT
“Orb Weaver Farm: Twenty-six Years of Sustainable Farming”

October 19

Birgit Muller
Anthropology, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales/CNRS, Paris
“Favores, ayuda, y robo: Peasants’ Views of Continuity in Systemic Change in Nicaragua”

October 26

Michael McGovern
Anthropology, Yale University
“The Political Economy of Predation and Intergenerational Conflict along the Upper Guinea Coast”

November 2

James McWilliams
History, Texas State University-San Marcos
“Boll Weevils and Bureaucrats: Leland O. Howard and the Transition to Chemical Insecticides in the United States, 1894–1927”

November 9

Derek Rasmussen
Policy Advisor, Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated
“The Priced versus the Priceless”

November 16

Huaiyin Li
History, University of Texas at Austin
“From Righteous to Rightful: Peasant Resistance to Agricultural Collectivization in China in the 1950s”

November 30

Richard Wilk
Anthropology and Gender Studies, Indiana University
“Loggers, Miners, Cowboys, and Crab Fishermen: Masculine Work Cultures and Binge Consumption”

December 7

NPR’s Kitchen Sisters
Morning Edition’s “Hidden Kitchens” Series
“Radio, Readings, and Some Secret, Local, Hidden Kitchen Cooking”

Five radio pieces will be discussed at this session. The pieces are available at the web sites below (links open in new window):

Mozart’s Hidden Kitchen []

Deep-Fried Fuel: A Biodiesel Kitchen Vision []

Farm Aid: Saving the Family Farm []

‘Milk Cow Blues’: Enthusiasts Seek the Raw Stuff []

Hunting & Gathering with Angelo Garro []



Colloquium Series, Fall 2007–2008

January 18

Alexander F. Robertson
University of Edinburgh
“Mieres: The regeneration of a Catalan village”

January 25

Helen Tilley
History, Princeton University
“Africanizing Science: Epistemologies and Fault Lines of Empire”

February 1

Benjamin R. Cohen
Science, Technology, and Society, University of Virginia
“Knowing ‘More about Eating Wheat Than Growing It’: Agricultural Knowledge and the Experience-Based Georgic Ethic”

February 8

Annabelle Sabloff
Independent author
“City, Nature, and our Muted Totemic Imagination”

February 15

Karen Coen Flynn
Classical Studies, Anthropology, and Archaeology, University of Akron
“Street Credit: The Cultural Politics of African Street Children's Hunger”

February 22

Stephen Wegren
Political Science, Southern Methodist University
“Typologies of Household Risk-Taking: Contemporary Rural Russia as a Case Study”

February 29

Michael Perelman
Economics, California State University
“The Perverse Imbalances between Town and Country”

March 7

Glenda Gilmore
History, Yale University
“From Tuskegee to Moscow: Black Southerners and Self-Determination for the Black Belt in the 1920s”

March 28

Michael Bell
Rural Sociology, University of Wisconsin
“Mobilizing the Countryside: Rural Power and the Power of the Rural”

April 4

Stuart Kirsch
Program in Agrarian Studies Fellow; Anthropology, University of Michigan
“Mining Capitalism: Indigenous Activism and the Politics of Ecological Destruction”
*paper no longer available online

April 11

Peter Benson
Program in Agrarian Studies Fellow
“Tobacco and Innocence: Citizenship, Moral Life, and Biocaptialism in North Carolina”
*paper no longer available online

April 18

Elizabeth Herbin
Program in Agrarian Studies Fellow
“Unregenerate Farmers: Agrarianism and Racism in the Early Twentieth-Century American South”
*paper no longer available online

April 25

Kevin Malseed
Program in Agrarian Studies Fellow; Adviser/Researcher, Karen Human Rights Group
“Networks of Noncompliance: Grassroots Resistance and Sovereignty in Militarized Burma”