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Oil Contracts and the Licit Life of Capitalism in Equatorial Guinea

Date and Time: 
Thursday, February 19, 2015. 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Meeting Location: 
Board Room, Stanford Humanities Center
Meeting Description: 
About the speaker:
Hannah Appel, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, UCLA
 
Meeting description:
What is a contract? What kind of work do contracts do in the world? What can mundane objects like contracts tell us about the daily life of capitalism? What can an ethnographic approach to production contracts between major U.S. oil and gas firms and the Equatoguinean state reveal about capitalism?

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