A discussion with anthropologist Scott MacLochlainn on his new book The Copy Generic: How the Nonspecific Makes Our Social Worlds (UChicago 2022) to explore how the generic and the indeterminate touch without becoming the same. How does the non-specific operate between them? What are the powers distinct to each?
Organizer: Naveeda Khan (Johns Hopkins University)
Matthew Engelke (Columbia University)
Ilana Gershon (Rice University)
Monica Huerta (Princeton University)
Scott MacLochlainn (Johns Hopkins University)
Alyssa Paredes (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)
Chair: Naveeda Khan (JHU)