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Royalty: the ‘economic arrangements’ behind a book

American writer Grace Paley says that trivial work ignores the two facts that make a story “interesting to adults”. Paley’s facts are money and blood, in that order. “That is – everybody continues on this earth by courtesy of economic … Continue reading

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The challenge to perform (for Greg Dening)

In early 2001, I spent three weeks in Canberra on a visiting scholars program at Australian National University. ‘The Challenge to Perform’ was run by historian and anthropologist Greg Dening (b. 1931, d.2008). I was one of a dozen people … Continue reading

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