Qualifying Exam Essay: Power and Politics Within and Beyond the Human

I have passed my qualifying exams and so am making my essays available on my blog. The other essays can be found: Attending to Animals in Anthropology and Javelinas in SPAAAACE and Time. Question: In Society against the State (1989), Pierre Clastres argues that a serious failing of Western philosophy and social theory is an inability to…

Qualifying Exams Reading List: Power and Politics Within and Beyond the Human

Adamson, Joni. “Indigenous Literatures, Multinaturalism, and Avatar: The emergence of Indigenous cosmopolitics.” American Literary History 24, no. 1 (2012): 143-162. Agamben, Giorgio. Homo sacer: Sovereign Power and Bare Life. Stanford University Press, 1998. Appadurai, Arjun. “Putting hierarchy in its place.” Cultural Anthropology 3, no. 1 (1988): 36-49. Atkinson, Will. Bourdieu and After: A Guide to Relational Phenomenology. Routledge, 2019. Bennett,…