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Lecture: Land's End, Capitalist Relations on an Indigenous Frontier

Tania Murray Li's public lecture chronicles the attempt made by indigenous highlanders in Indonesia to join the march of progress promised in modernization narratives, only to encounter the sharply sorting effect of the capitalist relations that soon emerged among them. The lecture draws from her book by the same title, forthcoming with Duke University Press.

Tania Murray Li is Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Toronto, where she holds the Canada Research Chair in the Political Economy and Culture of Asia. Her publications include The Will to Improve: Governmentality, Development, and the Practice of Politics (2007) and many articles on land, development, resource struggles, community, class, and indigeneity with a focus on Indonesia.

This event is supported by the Center for Global Initiatives and the Carolina Asia Center. For more information, please contact Amy Braun at

Thu Oct 24, 2013 7pm – 8:30pm GMT (no daylight saving)
Toy Lounge, Dey Hall, UNC- Chapel Hill (map)