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Title: Claudio Sopranzetti, “Owners of the Map: Motorcycle Taxi Drivers, Mobility and Politics in Bangkok” (U California Press, 2017)

D.A. Silver and T.N. Clark, "Scenescapes: How Qualities of Place Shape Social Life" (U Chicago Press, 2016)

December 5th, 2018

I don’t mean to make a scene, but please open your eyes and look around. There are complex scenes everywhere and we have all served witness to them.… Go to Episode

Llerena Searle, "Landscapes of Accumulation: Real Estate and the Neoliberal Imagination in Contemporary India" (U Chicago Press, 2015)

December 5th, 2018

Few who have visited India in the past two decades will have failed to noticed the sudden and spectacular urban transformation that has taken place in… Go to Episode

Alireza Doostdar, "The Iranian Metaphysicals: Explorations in Science, Islam, and the Uncanny" (Princeton UP, 2018)

December 5th, 2018

Winner of the Middle East Studies Association’s 2018 Albert Hourani Book Award, Alireza Doostdar’s The Iranian Metaphysicals: Explorations in Science,… Go to Episode

Jessica Marie Falcone, "Battling the Buddha of Love: A Cultural Biography of the Greatest Statue Never Built" (Cornell UP, 2018)

December 4th, 2018

What can we learn from the anthropological study of projects that are never realized, or of dreams that are never fulfilled? In her new book Battling… Go to Episode