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Jerry Zee: “Continent in Dust: China in Aerosol Phases“
February 20, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm | Humanities 1, Room 210
“Continent in Dust: China in Aerosol Phases“
Jerry Zee is an assistant professor at UCSC’s Anthropology Department. His work considers experiments in politics and environments in China’s meteorological contemporary.
This talk offers a political anthropology of strange weather. As Chinese deserts increasingly appear as latent dust storms, it tracks geo-meteorological phase shifts as they rework contemporary land and air into a substantial continuum. It tracks territorial governance as it shifts into experimental formations that draw into the choreographies of sand, wind, and dust that they seek to re-engineer.
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