Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing

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Is There a Progressive Politics After Progress?

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Is There a Progressive Politics After Progress?

I graduated from high school into antiracist and feminist movements, with the inspiration of social-justice advocates standing ahead of me. Despite the difficul... More

Generating Capitalism

Theorizing the Contemporary

Generating Capitalism

Anthropological and broader social-scientific critiques of capitalism have faced two related analytical puzzles: First, if capitalist relations are generated wi... More

Gens: A Feminist Manifesto for the Study of Capitalism

Theorizing the Contemporary

Gens: A Feminist Manifesto for the Study of Capitalism

A Spanish translation of this post, as well as an adaptation as a comic (PDF), are now available on the website of the Laboratorio de Antropología Abierta, a sp... More

Salvage Accumulation, or the Structural Effects of Capitalist Generativity

Theorizing the Contemporary

Salvage Accumulation, or the Structural Effects of Capitalist Generativity

How is it that capitalism is at once so generative, flexible, and creative, and, simultaneously, so effective at doing certain things, such as making rich peopl... More