Brad Weiss: “In Tastes, Lost and Found: Remembering the Real Flavor of Fat Pork”

Professor, Department of Anthropology, College of William and Mary

Background Information:

BA               1984     Dartmouth (Religion)
M.A              1986    University of Chicago (Anthropology)
PhD             1992    University of Chicago (Anthropology)
Dissertation:  The Making and Unmaking of the Haya Lived World: Commoditization in Everyday Practice

Work in ProgressCharacter and Connection in "Local Foods" -- Niche Breed Pig Production, Distribution, and Consumption in Central North Carolina

Books/Edited Volumes:

2009    Street Dreams and HipHop Barbershops: Global Fantasy and Popular Practice in Urban Tanzania.  Indiana U Press

2004   (Ed.)  Producing African Futures: Ritual and Reproduction in a Neoliberal Age.  Leiden: Brill.

2003    Sacred Trees, Bitter Harvests: Globalizing Coffee in Colonial Northwest Tanganyika, Heinemann.

1996   The Making and Unmaking of the Haya Lived World: Consumption, Commoditaization and Everyday Practice. Duke U Press

Articles and Chapers (selective):

n.d.    "Farm-to-Foprk and Snout-to-Tail: Reconfiguring the Value of Food," American Ethnologist. Forthcoming

n.d.   "On the Evanescent and the Reminiscent," under review with Senses and Society

2011  "Making Pigs Local: Discerning the Sensory Character of Place," Cultural Anthropology 26(3) 440-463.

2011  "Thug Realism: Inhaviting Fantasy in Urban Tanzania," selected for inclusion in Cultural Anthropology's Virtual Issue: Youth.

2008    "Chronic Mobb Asks a Blessing: Apocalyptic Hip-Hop in a Time of Crisis," in J. Cole & D. Durham, eds., Figuring the Future: Children, Youth and Globalization.  School of American Research, Santa Fe

2007  "Plastic Teeth Extraction: The Iconography of Hay Gastro-Sexual Affliction,"  in M. Lock & J Farquhar, eds., Beyond the Body Proper: Reading the Anthropology of Material Life. Duke U Press, 531-549 (reprinted from vol. 19 of American Ethnologist)

2006  "Cowries, Doffee, and Currencies: Transforming Material Wealth in Early 20th Century Bukoba," in P. Geschiere & W. van Binsbergen, eds., Commoditfication: Objects and Identities: The Social Life of Things Revisited. 

2005  "The Barber in Pain: Consciousness, Affliction, and Alterity in urban East Africa," in F. De Boeck & A. Honwana, eds., Makers and Breakers, Made and Broken: Children and Youth as Emerging Categories in Postcolonial Africa.  James Currey.

2004  "Contentious Futures: Past and Present," Introduction to Producing African Futures.

2002  "A Religion of the Rupee: Imagining Markets in Northwest Tanganyika," Africa, 72(3).

2002  "Thug Realism: Inhabiting Fantasy in Urban Tanzania," Cultural Anthropology  17(1):93-128.

2001  "Coffee Breaks and Coffee Connections: The Lived Experience of a Commodity in Tanzanian and European Worlds," in D. Miller, ed.,Consumption: Critical Concepts in the Social Sciences. Routledge 

1999  "Good-for-Nothing Haya Names: Powers of Recollection in Northwest Tanzania," Ethnos 64(3): 397-420.

1998  "Electric Vampires: Haya Rumors of the Commodified Body," in A. Strathern & M. Lambek, eds, Bodies and Persons in Africa and Melanesia, Cambridge U Press, 172-194.

1997  "Forgetting Your Dead: Alienable and Inalienable Objects in Northwest Tanzania," Anthropological Quarterly 70(4):164-172

1997  "Northwest Tanzania on a Single Shilling: Sociality, Embodiment, Valuation," Cultural Anthropology  12(3): 335-362.

  • Begins: Monday, November 05, 2012 - 2:30pm
  • Ends: Monday, November 05, 2012 - 4:00pm
  • Location: Haskell 315
  • Address: 5836 S. Greenwood Ave, Chicago, IL 60637

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