Electricity Pylons in Rural Odisha, India

This week offers an introduction to the course. How has the relationship between energy and development come to be defined? How is the politics of energy in the global south being transformed against the background of climate change? And what kinds of perspectives and critical engagement is offered by the social study of energy?

Seminar Readings

1) Gupta, Akhil. "An Anthropology of Electricity from the Global South." Cultural Anthropology 30, no. 4 (2015): 555–568.

2) Winther, Tanja, Wilhite, Harold. "Tentacles of Modernity: Why Electricity Needs Anthropology." //Cultural Anthropology// 30, no. 4 (2015): 569–577.