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William Mazzarella: The Mana of Mass Society Colloquium

When: Wednesday, April 26, 2017
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM CT

Where: University Hall, Hagstrum Room, 1897 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Gina Giliberti  

Group: Global Politics and Religion Research Group

Category: Academic


Join the Global Politics & Religion graduate student group for a panel with Professor William Mazzarella on his upcoming book "The Mana of Mass Society."

Commentators include Gina Giliberti, Harrison King, and Tyrone Palmer. General discussion and brief reception to follow.

William Mazzarella writes and teaches on the political anthropology of mass publicity, with special reference to India. His books include Shoveling Smoke: Advertising and Globalization in Contemporary India (Duke, 2003) and Censorium: Cinema and the Open Edge of Mass Publicity (Duke, 2013). He is also the co-editor, with Raminder Kaur, of Censorship in South Asia: Cultural Regulation from Sedition to Seduction (Indiana, 2009), and the editor of K D Katrak: Collected Poems (Poetrywala, 2016). His recently completed book, The Mana of Mass Society (Chicago, 2017), brings classic anthropological writings on magical efficacy and charismatic agency into conversation with critical-theoretical takes on marketing, aesthetics, and the commodity image.

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