Reading Group: Mapurbe, January 28, 2015


Welcome to a new semester!

We’ve set the first meeting of the semester for Wednesday, January 28th at 3pm, in response to previous concerns about our later meeting times conflicting with childcare schedules.

After last semester’s foray into the fieldwork of various faculty and Liu Scholars, this semester we’re thinking of returning to the reading group format, with the possibility to sponsor or host other events (workshops, etc.).

For next week’s session we’ll be reading the article “Mapurbe: Spiritual decolonization and the Word in the Chilean Mierdópolis” (Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society Vol. 3, No. 1, 2014, pp. 23-47) by Sandra Collins, which we’ve attached here. This article combines interests of various members of the group (Latin American literature, decolonization, indigeneity, etc.) so it should prove to be an interesting conversation.

The Liu is implementing a new policy on booking space, so for the foreseeable future we’ll be meeting in Room 121 of the Liu Institute (instead of the Board Room).

Notes from the Field: Gastón Gordillo

No nos patenten la vida

The Liu Institute working group on “Latin America and the Global” is pleased to announce an informal workshop with Gastón Gordillo (Anthropology), who will be reporting on his recent fieldwork in Northern Argentina.

October 1, 2014, 4pm
Liu Institute for Global Issues, Boardroom (3rd Floor)

You are encouraged to read the following texts on the topic of agribusiness and the soy boom in Argentina in advance of the workshop. The first two are posts on Gastón’s blog (in Spanish), and the third is a in Spanish and English about the “seeds law” lobbied by Monsanto in Argentina, currently being debated in Congress.