Charlene Makley on Tibetan Self-Immolation Protests

On this episode of AnthroPod, we talk with Charlene Makley (Reed College) about her article “The Sociopolitical Lives of Dead Bodies: Tibetan Self-Immolation Protest as Mass Media,” which appeared in the August 2015 issue of Cultural Anthropology. Prof. Makley is the author of The Violence of Liberation: Gender and Tibetan Buddhist Revival in Post-Mao China as well as the forthcoming book, The Politics of Presence: State-Led Development, Personhood and Power among Tibetans in China.

You can see many of the images discussed by Prof. Makley in the Supplemental Material tab of her article.

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Music: Sweeter Vermouth by Kevin MacLeod.