Julie Livingston will talk about her recent book Self-Devouring Growth: A Planetary Parable as Told from Southern Africa (Duke University Press, 2019).
We encourage you to join a book discussion group on November 30th before this author talk. Register for those groups here (https://cornell.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3jVgpJW9hEtniQZ).
Self-Devouring Growth is a parable for our times, set within Botswana’s economic miracle. Livingston examines how the imperative for continual uninterrupted economic growth generates ways of living now that destroy the capacity for liveliness in the future. She calls on us all to examine the groundwork we are laying down for the future.
This a work that will be of interested to all who are care about the entanglements of health, ecology and economy as they work for greater justice and healing. It will have lasting impact in the fields of anthropology, history, environmental studies and African Studies.
Julie Livingston, a 2013 recipient of a MacArthur “Genius Grant,” is Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis and History at New York University.
The book is free to all Cornell students, staff, and faculty through the Cornell library. (https://read-dukeupress-edu.proxy.library.cornell.edu/books/book/2656/Self-Devouring-GrowthA-Planetary-Parable-as-Told)
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