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Arjun Appadurai

Arjun Appadurai is an Indian-born anthropologist. He lives and works in Berlin. He is the Goddard Professor in Media, Culture and Communication (Emeritus) at New York University, and is Max Weber Global Professor at The Bard Graduate Center, New York. Among his seminal books is The Future as a Cultural Fact: Essays on the Global Condition (2013).


In the past year, when most of us have been in some sort of lockdown, in shrunken space and crawling time, the present has been turned into an endless waiting, in which the previous normal has become unreal and the possible future seems forever postponed. While some countries and societies are rushing to celebrate the end of the lockdown of space and time, others are experiencing the deadly virus with renewed force and violence.


The Brooklyn Rail

SEPT 2023

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