I haven’t been posting much on SM lately because I’ve had another project that has taken up most of my time — formatting my dissertation! Luckily it is now done, or at least in to the dissertation office at the University of Chicago. The dissertation, “Making the Ipili Feasible: Imagining Local and Global Actors at the Porgera Gold Mine, Enga Province, Papua New Guinea”:http://alex.golub.name/res/writing/Golub2006.pdf (1.5 meg PDF download) is now available for download at my website, but it is only semi-canonical — there may be changes to the formatting of the bibliography, page numbers, I haven’t checked that the PDF converted without a hitch from the Open Office version, etc. etc. The Official Version will be the UMI version, but that won’t be out for another eight months to a year, so I figured I will put this up. I am a notoriously poor speller and proofreader, so please do not tell me about typos in the final version — it will make me feel bad and might tip off the dissertation office. Anyway you now have 430+ pages of reading to make up for my lack of blogging.