“Populism as Political Theology: An Anthropological Perspective”

William T. S. Mazzarella is Neukom Family Professor of Anthropology and of Social Sciences in the College; and Chair of the Anthropology Department, University of Chicago.  He earned his PhD at the University of California Berkeley. Prof. Mazzarella writes and teaches on the political anthropology of mass publicity, critical theory, affect and aesthetics, ritual and performance, and the occult shadow of the modern. His books include Shoveling Smoke: Advertising and Globalization in Contemporary India (2003) and Censorium: Cinema and the Open Edge of Mass Publicity (2013). He was co-editor, with Raminder Kaur, of Censorship in South Asia: Cultural Regulation from Sedition to Seduction (2009), and editor of K D Katrak: Collected Poems (2016). His most recent book, The Mana of Mass Society (2017), brings classic anthropological writings on magical efficacy and charismatic agency into conversation with critical-theoretical takes on marketing, aesthetics, and the commodity image.

 











When: Tue., April 23, 2019 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Where: Columbia University
116th St. & Broadway
212-854-1754
Price: Free
Buy tickets/get more info now
See other events in these categories:

William T. S. Mazzarella is Neukom Family Professor of Anthropology and of Social Sciences in the College; and Chair of the Anthropology Department, University of Chicago.  He earned his PhD at the University of California Berkeley. Prof. Mazzarella writes and teaches on the political anthropology of mass publicity, critical theory, affect and aesthetics, ritual and performance, and the occult shadow of the modern. His books include Shoveling Smoke: Advertising and Globalization in Contemporary India (2003) and Censorium: Cinema and the Open Edge of Mass Publicity (2013). He was co-editor, with Raminder Kaur, of Censorship in South Asia: Cultural Regulation from Sedition to Seduction (2009), and editor of K D Katrak: Collected Poems (2016). His most recent book, The Mana of Mass Society (2017), brings classic anthropological writings on magical efficacy and charismatic agency into conversation with critical-theoretical takes on marketing, aesthetics, and the commodity image.

 

Buy tickets/get more info now