People had a lot of great ideas about what to read over the summer, and in the end it looked to me like we had three top favorites: E.T. Cultures, Ferguson’s new Africa Book, and Friction. I personally want to dip into E.T. Cultures, and of course by now on the blog there is some demand to take a serious look at the Ferguson. However, Friction is a nice size and ‘award-winning’ which makes it enticing as well. Why don’t we start there and see if we can’t move through the other books, or see what other forms of ‘scholarly communication’ the reading circle can morph into?
So, Friction by Anna Tsing it is. I’ll post my comments on pages 1-50 on 5 June, and we can be off. I’m looking forward to it!
UPDATE: Below is are links to all the posts in this series:
- Towards a cultural tribology: Anna Tsing’s Friction (I)
- Summer reading circle: Friction (II)
- Summer Reading Epicircle: A Frictiony overview (II.1rc2)
- Summer reading circle: Friction III
- Summer reading circle: Friction IV
- Summer reading circle: Friction V
- Summer Reading Circle VI: Friction
- Ranchers and John Muir’s Universal