Friction: An Ethnography of Global Connection
It should focus on Tsing’s book Friction. Your task is to 1), describe at least two of the theoretical frameworks Tsing uses to examine the culture and community of the Meratus Dayaks in Indonesian Borneo, and 2) apply at least one of those to one of the other situations that are Democracy, Religion, Science, Aesthetics, Body/Self, Heroines and Heroes, Colonialism, or the Environment
You should briefly describe the frameworks, or lenses, Tsing uses in her examination of globalization and culture as it plays out in Indonesia, and then apply one or more of them to one of the situations we’ve looked at in our other readings. This is not a right or wrong sort of thing, but rather a “how well can I think” sort of thing.
You will be graded on your ability to do the above clearly, concisely, and imaginatively, as well as on basic technical issues like writing and MLA 7 citation style. You must cite all your references properly