"What is a Situation?: The Drug War"

Religious Diversity Colloquium Spring 2015

  • Date: Jul 2, 2015
  • Time: 15:30 - 17:00
  • Speaker: Jarrett Zigon (University of Amsterdam)
  • Jarrett Zigon is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Amsterdam. His research interests include morality, subjectivity, political ontology, and possibilities for becoming otherwise. These interests are taken up from the perspective of an anthropology strongly influenced by post-Heideggerian phenomenology and critical theory. His most recent book is HIV is God’s Blessing: Rehabilitating Morality in Neoliberal Russia (2011, University of California Press). His articles can be found in Cultural Anthropology, American Ethnologist, Anthropological Theory, Ethnos, and Ethos among other journals. His forthcoming book is titled Possibilities: Critical Hermeneutic Essays on Politics, Moralities, and Ontologies. He can be reached by email at j.zigon@uva.nl; his website is http://jarrettzigon.com.
  • Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 12, Göttingen
  • Room: Conference Room
"What is a Situation?: The Drug War"

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In this lecture Jarrett Zigon offers a new conception of situation through a delineation of the situation named drug war and the politics that have emerged out of it. He explores how what he has learned from the anti-drug war movement in terms of what they see themselves addressing, how they address it, and how they organize may help anthropologists rethink their own objects of study.

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