Department of Anthropology
Description: In the electrified world, the withdrawal of electricity may be experienced as a loss and a violence of the most profound sort, one that threatens to catapult those who must survive in its aftermath into something like a prehistorical state. And yet, in the new ‘darkness,’ everything remains shaped—as would be a shadow—by the structures and forms of life that electrification made possible, including the forms by which it subsumed prior modes of existence. This lecture explores such a situation in the de-industrializing spaces of South Africa’s gold economy.
In 3CT's second DeSigning Praxis dialogue, Keith Murphy and Taylor Lowe will discuss the intersection of Design and Cosmology in their own research on Swedish and Thai politics, respectively. Their work on the place of design in political cosmologies (or cosmopolitics) will frame a discussion of the contemporary politics of cosmology.
TO: Faculty, Students, and Staff
Division of the Social Sciences
FROM: David Nirenberg, Dean
Amanda Woodward, Deputy Dean
Patrick Hall, Dean of Students
DATE: February 8, 2017
RE: University’s Response to Executive Orders Affecting Immigration
The integration of biological and social science research is in its early years and the initial results are promising. Nevertheless, we believe it can best achieve its potential and have a positive impact if it develops through rigorous collaborative research generated by social and biological scientists.
My dissertation examines the relationship between industrialization (the development of infrastructure, the standardization of commodities, and the development of a labouring class) and settler colonialism in the context of early twentieth-century meat-packing plants in Edmonton, Alberta. Turning beyond the florescence of meat-packing as a dominant industry in Edmonton (1900-1940s), my research tracks how different legacies from that period endure into the present both materially and as contested objects of discourse.
Join us on the eve of Inauguration!
January 19, 5:30-7pm
Mandel Hall, Reynolds Club
1131 E 57th St, Chicago, IL 60637
What circumstances led to @realDonaldTrump winning the #2016election and what does his presidency mean? Join faculty experts from @UChicagoSocialScience for a panel discussion on the eve of the Presidential #Inauguration on what the #potus-elect represents now and moving forward.
Oxford Dictionaries shortlisted the wildly popular and difficult to translate Danish word “hygge” for the 2016 word of the year. According to OD, it refers to “a quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being (regarded as a defining characteristic of Danish culture).”