Category Archives: Weekly Blog Posts

Week 13–Blog Post: Biological Citizens

Throughout Life Exposed, Adriana Petryna gives ethnographic examples of people who were effected by the Chernobyl disaster.  Choose one example that you find compelling and explain why.  How is this person expressing biological citizenship and/or seeking justice? Your response is … Continue reading

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Verdery Post–Annie

I found myself particularly interested with Katherine Verdery’s description of consumption. I do not have much previous knowledge about socialism and why it fell. As she begins to explain consumption in socialist context, she refers back to her discussion of … Continue reading

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Vedery Post 09/05/11

The first difference Vedery notes between socialism and capitalism is the use of centralized planning. In this economic practice, a central planner set a “target” for the amount of goods to be produced by a company and based on that … Continue reading

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