The Alterity of Value and Vice Versa
Monday, September 23, 2013
On the external origin of riches. Money ("magical property") as the means rather than the antithesis of extended kinship. Scarcity as a function of value rather than value of scarcity. And other such contradictions of the deceived wisdom.
This event will take place at the CUNY Graduate Center, 9th Floor (Room 9204)
from 5:00pm - 6:30pm.
A reception will follow the event in the Anthropology Department's lounge on the 6th Floor
(Rm. 6402 )from 6:30pm - 8:00pm.
The event is free, but registration is required.
Marshall Sahlins, PhD
Marshall Sahlins, University of Chicago's Charles F. Grey Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and of Social Sciences in the College, has for some time been doing research focused on the intersection of culture and history. He recently published a book on the nature of kinship and is working on another, a multi-volume tome on stranger-kings in early modern societies around the world, including some colonial types.
From time to time he drops these ethnographic particularities for high-flying cultural theory. (Retired 6/97; still teaching occasionally)