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The Resource Friction : an ethnography of global connection, Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing

Friction : an ethnography of global connection, Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing

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Friction : an ethnography of global connection
Title
Friction
Title remainder
an ethnography of global connection
Statement of responsibility
Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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." Book cover
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
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Tsing, Anna Lowenhaupt
Dewey number
303.48/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GN345.6
LC item number
.T75 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Intercultural communication
  • International economic relations
  • International relations
  • Ethnology
  • Globalization
Label
Friction : an ethnography of global connection, Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Princeton University Press e-book."--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-312) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- PROSPERITY: "Better you had brought me a bomb, so I could blow this place up" -- Frontiers of capitalism -- "They communicate only in sign language" -- The economy of appearances -- KNOWLEDGE: "Let a new Asia and a new Africa be born" -- Natural universals and the global scale -- "Dark rays" -- Nature loving -- "This earth, this island Borneo" -- A history of weediness -- FREEDOM: "A hair in the flour" -- Movements -- "Facilities and incentives" -- The forest of collaborations
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 321 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400830596
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
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  • 22573/cttzqpt
  • 03fecb30-eace-4bf7-97fa-db9a687ca609
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • ocn774293600
  • (OCoLC)774293600
Label
Friction : an ethnography of global connection, Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Princeton University Press e-book."--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-312) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- PROSPERITY: "Better you had brought me a bomb, so I could blow this place up" -- Frontiers of capitalism -- "They communicate only in sign language" -- The economy of appearances -- KNOWLEDGE: "Let a new Asia and a new Africa be born" -- Natural universals and the global scale -- "Dark rays" -- Nature loving -- "This earth, this island Borneo" -- A history of weediness -- FREEDOM: "A hair in the flour" -- Movements -- "Facilities and incentives" -- The forest of collaborations
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 321 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400830596
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/cttzqpt
  • 03fecb30-eace-4bf7-97fa-db9a687ca609
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • ocn774293600
  • (OCoLC)774293600

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