Lecture | April 19 |
5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall,
10 (ISAS Conf. Room)
Dr. William Mazzarella,
The Neukom Family Professor and Chair of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Chicago
Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies
A talk by Dr. William Mazzarella, the Neukom Family Professor and Chair of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Chicago.
William Mazzarella (PhD, UC Berkeley 2000), the Neukom Family Professor and Chair of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Chicago, writes and teaches on the political anthropology of mass publicity, with special reference to India. His books include Shoveling Smoke: Advertising and Globalization in Contemporary India (Duke, 2003) and Censorium: Cinema and the Open Edge of Mass Publicity (Duke, 2013). He is also the co-editor, with Raminder Kaur, of Censorship in South Asia: Cultural Regulation from Sedition to Seduction (Indiana, 2009), and the editor of K D Katrak: Collected Poems (Poetrywala, 2016). His most recent book, The Mana of Mass Society (Chicago, 2017), brings classic anthropological writings on magical efficacy and charismatic agency into conversation with critical-theoretical takes on marketing, aesthetics, and the commodity image.
Please visit Dr Mazzarellas Faculty Page for a sampling of Dr Mazzarellas publications.
Event made possible with the support of the Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies
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