Harro Maat (KTI) & Elise van Nederveen Meerkerk (RHI): An Encounter about Anti-commodities

Organised by Knowledge Technology and Innovation

Tue 6 December 2016 12:15 to 13:15

Venue Leeuwenborch, gebouwnummer 201
Room C083

Author meets Critic

Maat and Hazareesingh’s book Local Subversions of Colonial Cultures: Commodities and Anti-Commodities in Global History (Palgrave Macmillan, link to more info) brings together original, state-of-the-art historical research from several continents and examines how mainly local peasant societies responded to colonial pressures to produce a range of different commodities. It offers new directions in the study of African, Asian, Caribbean, and Latin American societies. Elise van Nederveen Meerkerk (website), who works on the history of labour, will comment on the book.