Richard Werbner, 2011–2012 | National Humanities Center

Richard Werbner (NHC Fellow, 2011–12)

Project Title

Occult Subjectivities, Practical Rhetoric: Divination and the Moral Imagination

University of Manchester

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Fellowship Work Summary, 2011–12

Richard Werbner completed most of his ethnography Divination's Grasp: African Encounters with the Almost Said and several chapters for edited volumes, including "In Honour of Emanuel Marx: Prologue" in Serendipity in Anthropology: The Anthropologist as Nomad; "Africa's New Public Cosmopolitans" in Handbook of Cosmopolitan Studies; and "Identity, Subjectivity and the Postcolonial" in A Handbook of Social Anthropology. He revised "Responding to Rooted Cosmopolitanism: Patriots, Ethnics and the Public Good in Botswana" for The Postcolonial Turn.