Friction: An Ethnography of Global Connection
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.
Specifications of Friction: An Ethnography of Global Connection
|Author||Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing|
|Publisher||Princeton University Press|
|Number Of Pages||321|
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