Friction: An Ethnography of Global Connection

3,92 valoración promedio
( 379 valoraciones por GoodReads )
 
9780691120652: Friction: An Ethnography of Global Connection
Review:


Co-Winner of the 2005 Senior Book Prize, American Ethnological Association

" Friction is an original, nuanced, and elegant work of ethnography and a significant contribution to the areas of globalization; environment and natural resource wars; the politics of indigenous peoples, NGOs, and development; and the sociology of expert versus local knowledge." --Michael Goldman, American Journal of Sociology


"By providing generous anecdotes and personal reflections amid more complex, insightful political commentary and social theory, [Tsing] achieves a writing style that is both pleasurable and informative." --Laura L B Graham, Environment & Planning

From the Publisher:


A wheel turns because of its encounter with the surface of the road; spinning in the air it goes nowhere. Rubbing two sticks together produces heat and light; one stick alone is just a stick. In both cases, it is friction that produces movement, action, effect. Challenging the widespread view that globalization invariably signifies a "clash" of cultures, anthropologist Anna Tsing here develops friction in its place as a metaphor for the diverse and conflicting social interactions that make up our contemporary world.


She focuses on one particular "zone of awkward engagement"--the rainforests of Indonesia--where in the 1980s and the 1990s capitalist interests increasingly reshaped the landscape not so much through corporate design as through awkward chains of legal and illegal entrepreneurs that wrested the land from previous claimants, creating resources for distant markets. In response, environmental movements arose to defend the rainforests and the communities of people who live in them. Not confined to a village, a province, or a nation, the social drama of the Indonesian rainforest includes local and national environmentalists, international science, North American investors, advocates for Brazilian rubber tappers, UN funding agencies, mountaineers, village elders, and urban students, among others--all combining in unpredictable, messy misunderstandings, but misunderstandings that sometimes work out.


Providing a portfolio of methods to study global interconnections, Tsing shows how curious and creative cultural differences are in the grip of worldly encounter, and how much is overlooked in contemporary theories of the global.


"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Los mejores resultados en AbeBooks

1.

Tsing, Anna Lowenhaupt
ISBN 10: 069112065X ISBN 13: 9780691120652
Nuevos Cantidad: 2
Librería
Books_Universe
(Sugarland, TX, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Estado de conservación: New. Brand New. US Edition Book. We do not ship to Military Addresses. Fast Shipping with Order Tracking. For Standard Shipping 7-8 business days & Expedite Shipping 4-6 business days, after shipping. Nº de ref. de la librería 069112065X-RMX

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 25,45
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

2.

Tsing, Anna Lowenhaupt
Editorial: Princeton University Press, United States (2004)
ISBN 10: 069112065X ISBN 13: 9780691120652
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 1
Librería
The Book Depository US
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Princeton University Press, United States, 2004. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. 229 x 155 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. A wheel turns because of its encounter with the surface of the road; spinning in the air it goes nowhere. Rubbing two sticks together produces heat and light; one stick alone is just a stick. In both cases, it is friction that produces movement, action, effect. Challenging the widespread view that globalization invariably signifies a clash of cultures, anthropologist Anna Tsing here develops friction in its place as a metaphor for the diverse and conflicting social interactions that make up our contemporary world. She focuses on one particular zone of awkward engagement --the rainforests of Indonesia--where in the 1980s and the 1990s capitalist interests increasingly reshaped the landscape not so much through corporate design as through awkward chains of legal and illegal entrepreneurs that wrested the land from previous claimants, creating resources for distant markets. In response, environmental movements arose to defend the rainforests and the communities of people who live in them. Not confined to a village, a province, or a nation, the social drama of the Indonesian rainforest includes local and national environmentalists, international science, North American investors, advocates for Brazilian rubber tappers, UN funding agencies, mountaineers, village elders, and urban students, among others--all combining in unpredictable, messy misunderstandings, but misunderstandings that sometimes work out. Providing a portfolio of methods to study global interconnections, Tsing shows how curious and creative cultural differences are in the grip of worldly encounter, and how much is overlooked in contemporary theories of the global. Nº de ref. de la librería AAU9780691120652

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 25,46
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

3.

Tsing, Anna Lowenhaupt
Editorial: Princeton University Press, United States (2004)
ISBN 10: 069112065X ISBN 13: 9780691120652
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 1
Librería
The Book Depository
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Princeton University Press, United States, 2004. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. 229 x 155 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. A wheel turns because of its encounter with the surface of the road; spinning in the air it goes nowhere. Rubbing two sticks together produces heat and light; one stick alone is just a stick. In both cases, it is friction that produces movement, action, effect. Challenging the widespread view that globalization invariably signifies a clash of cultures, anthropologist Anna Tsing here develops friction in its place as a metaphor for the diverse and conflicting social interactions that make up our contemporary world. She focuses on one particular zone of awkward engagement --the rainforests of Indonesia--where in the 1980s and the 1990s capitalist interests increasingly reshaped the landscape not so much through corporate design as through awkward chains of legal and illegal entrepreneurs that wrested the land from previous claimants, creating resources for distant markets. In response, environmental movements arose to defend the rainforests and the communities of people who live in them. Not confined to a village, a province, or a nation, the social drama of the Indonesian rainforest includes local and national environmentalists, international science, North American investors, advocates for Brazilian rubber tappers, UN funding agencies, mountaineers, village elders, and urban students, among others--all combining in unpredictable, messy misunderstandings, but misunderstandings that sometimes work out. Providing a portfolio of methods to study global interconnections, Tsing shows how curious and creative cultural differences are in the grip of worldly encounter, and how much is overlooked in contemporary theories of the global. Nº de ref. de la librería AAU9780691120652

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 25,53
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

4.

Tsing, Anna Lowenhaupt
ISBN 10: 069112065X ISBN 13: 9780691120652
Nuevos Cantidad: 5
Librería
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería 2558211-n

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 23,30
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 2,48
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

5.

Tsing, Anna Lowenhaupt
Editorial: Princeton University Press (2005)
ISBN 10: 069112065X ISBN 13: 9780691120652
Nuevos Tapa blanda Cantidad: 1
Librería
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Princeton University Press, 2005. Estado de conservación: New. 2005. Paperback. Challenging the view that globalization signifies a 'clash' of cultures, this book here develops friction in its place as a metaphor for the conflicting social interactions that make up our contemporary world. It shows how creative cultural differences are in the grip of worldly encounter, and how it is overlooked in theories of the global. Num Pages: 344 pages, 3 halftones. 2 line illus. BIC Classification: JFFS; JHM. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 233 x 155 x 21. Weight in Grams: 488. . . . . . . Nº de ref. de la librería V9780691120652

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 27,44
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Irlanda a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

6.

Tsing, Anna Lowenhaupt
Editorial: Princeton University Press
ISBN 10: 069112065X ISBN 13: 9780691120652
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: > 20
Librería
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Princeton University Press. Paperback. Estado de conservación: new. BRAND NEW, Friction: An Ethnography of Global Connection, Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing, A wheel turns because of its encounter with the surface of the road; spinning in the air it goes nowhere. Rubbing two sticks together produces heat and light; one stick alone is just a stick. In both cases, it is friction that produces movement, action, effect. Challenging the widespread view that globalization invariably signifies a "clash" of cultures, anthropologist Anna Tsing here develops friction in its place as a metaphor for the diverse and conflicting social interactions that make up our contemporary world. She focuses on one particular "zone of awkward engagement"--the rainforests of Indonesia--where in the 1980s and the 1990s capitalist interests increasingly reshaped the landscape not so much through corporate design as through awkward chains of legal and illegal entrepreneurs that wrested the land from previous claimants, creating resources for distant markets. In response, environmental movements arose to defend the rainforests and the communities of people who live in them. Not confined to a village, a province, or a nation, the social drama of the Indonesian rainforest includes local and national environmentalists, international science, North American investors, advocates for Brazilian rubber tappers, UN funding agencies, mountaineers, village elders, and urban students, among others--all combining in unpredictable, messy misunderstandings, but misunderstandings that sometimes work out. Providing a portfolio of methods to study global interconnections, Tsing shows how curious and creative cultural differences are in the grip of worldly encounter, and how much is overlooked in contemporary theories of the global. Nº de ref. de la librería B9780691120652

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 20,57
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 6,88
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

7.

Tsing, Anna Lowenhaupt
Editorial: Princeton University Press (2005)
ISBN 10: 069112065X ISBN 13: 9780691120652
Nuevos Tapa blanda Cantidad: 1
Librería
Book Deals
(Lewiston, NY, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Princeton University Press, 2005. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Frictionis a wonderful, moving, absolutely beautiful book. One of the most important books in anthropology to appear in the past decade, it defines a field rather than simply fitting into one. This is the first sustained ethnography by a major anthropologist of Indonesia to address the post-Soeharto period. For those of us now attempting to come to terms with a strange political landscape of instability, Tsing offers both illuminating insight and useful tools. Ethnographically rigorous, brilliantly perceptive, and passionately engaged, this is the kind of writing we would all like to be able to produce. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE_book_new_069112065X

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 28,57
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

8.

Tsing, Anna Lowenhaupt
Editorial: Princeton University Press
ISBN 10: 069112065X ISBN 13: 9780691120652
Nuevos Tapa blanda Cantidad: 1
Librería
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Princeton University Press. Estado de conservación: New. 2005. Paperback. Challenging the view that globalization signifies a 'clash' of cultures, this book here develops friction in its place as a metaphor for the conflicting social interactions that make up our contemporary world. It shows how creative cultural differences are in the grip of worldly encounter, and how it is overlooked in theories of the global. Num Pages: 344 pages, 3 halftones. 2 line illus. BIC Classification: JFFS; JHM. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 233 x 155 x 21. Weight in Grams: 488. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Nº de ref. de la librería V9780691120652

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 29,89
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

9.

Tsing, Anna Lowenhaupt
Editorial: Princeton University Press (2005)
ISBN 10: 069112065X ISBN 13: 9780691120652
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 1
Librería
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Princeton University Press, 2005. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 069112065X

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 30,86
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

10.

Tsing, Anna Lowenhaupt
Editorial: Princeton University Press
ISBN 10: 069112065X ISBN 13: 9780691120652
Nuevos PAPERBACK Cantidad: 1
Librería
BennettBooksLtd
(Chicago, IL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Princeton University Press. PAPERBACK. Estado de conservación: New. 069112065X New. Looks like an interesting title! We provide domestic tracking upon request. We provide personalized customer service and want you to have a great experience purchasing from us. 100% satisfaction guaranteed and thank you for your consideration. Nº de ref. de la librería STORE274-FBA-DK12162016-161

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 26,74
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 4,64
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

Existen otras copia(s) de este libro

Ver todos los resultados de su búsqueda