Friction: An Ethnography of Global Connection

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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. She ...

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Friction: An Ethnography of Global Connection
2004, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691120652

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2004, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

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