The last year has seen a dramatic uptick in press coverage of Chinese environmental issues. There have also been a number of books published on the subject, with more due out soon. So this seemed a good moment to get in touch with my friend Ralph Litzinger, an anthropologist based at Duke University. He has been tracking the topic closely, while also writing about other important issues, ranging from Tibetan self-immolations to labor conditions in and protests at Chinese factories.
Professor Orin Starn writes about the Boston bombings in the Huffington Post..
Cultural Anthropology Professor Ralph Litzinger has been selected as the 2012-2013
recipient of the Howard D. Johnson Teaching Award. This Trinity College Distinguished Teaching Award is one of four that recognizes truly outstanding teaching in the College.
Orin Starn is teaching an on-line course on "Sports and Society" on Coursera, one of the new free university class websites. The class starts on April 30 and lasts seven weeks. You can find more information and sign up by clicking here.
In the new issue of the South Atlantic Quarterly (Vol, 112, No. 1 Winter 2013), Ralph Litzinger has edited a special Against the Day issue, "Labor in China: A New Politics of Struggle." In his own essay, Professor Litzinger discusses the activist campaigns against Apple and its suppliers in China over the last several years.
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Professor Ralph Litzinger
Choreography: Alison Kibbe in collaboration with the dancers
Music: Vem Menina (samba song from Rio de Contas, Brazil); Adao Adao, Cade Salome (capoeira song); Washerwoman Blues by Bessie Smith; Quick Reaction and Satisfaction by Etta James; interviews conducted summer 2011 in Bahai, Brazil with female capoeiristas and sambadeiras
Accompaniment: Katya Wesolowski
Costumes: Alison Kibbe
Dancers: Destani Bizune, Chanelle Croxton, Michaela Dwyer, Alison Kibbe, Michael Oliver
CA professor Ralph Litzinger co-edits and contributes an essay on a
Hot Spot issue of the journal of Cultural Anthropology on the recent wave of
self-immolations in Tibet.
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