(Cancelled) Social Anthropology Public Lecture and Wine Reception - Dr Shane Green - Please register on our Eventbrite page (Details included below)
|Dates:||18 March 2020|
|Times:||16:00 - 18:00|
|What is it:||Lecture|
|Organiser:||School of Social Sciences|
|Speaker:||Dr Shane Green|
Not Being Punk or Mexican-American while Predicating the Wildebeest of Our Future
This talk departs from a now abandoned historical question: When exactly did the term ‘punk’ go from street insult to global descriptor of a subcultural musical phenomenon? The story that ensues takes us to the late sixties rather than those so-iconic-as-to-now-be-boring moments of 1976 and 1977 and asks we understand Saginaw, Michigan as the epicenter of certain cosmic forces rather than rehash those tired ole urban parables of London and New York. Even more contrary to proper reasoning, the protagonist of this story is an erstwhile ‘punk’ who refuses to be named as such and demands instead we open ourselves to his utopian refusal of identity politics and predicate new ontological futures where the most important lessons will be taught to us by the Wildebeest.
Shane Greene is an anthropologist and cultural studies scholar working on subcultures, music, art, and social movements across the Americas. He is the author of two books, Punk and Revolution (Duke U. Press, 2016) about the political history of punk in Lima during Peru’s war with the Moaist Shining Path, and Customizing Indigeneity (Stanford U. Press, 2009), about the history and politics of the native Amazonian movement in Peru. Currently, along with Olga Rodríguez-Ulloa and Rodrigo Quijano, he is coediting a compilation volume titled Punk! Las Américas Edition that uses punk as a critical hemispheric lens to rethink the Americas.
The public lecture is Wednesday 18th March at 16.00-17.45 in room A7 of the Samuel Alexander Building, there will also be a wine reception afterwards in the Arthur Lewis Building, in the second floor Boardroom - 2.016 / 017, it is essential that you book your place for this via the Eventbrite link, below.
Dr Shane Green
Organisation: University of Indiana
Biography: Punk and Revolution (Duke U. Press, 2016) Customizing Indigeneity (Stanford U. Press, 2009) He is coediting a compilation volume titled Punk! Las Américas Edition
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