Roundtable Panel 7 (Book Discussion): The Generic, the Indeterminate and the Non-Specific

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)