Lisa Stevenson on ethnography, philosophy, poverty and religion.               


“Wallace Stevens, in his poem “The Snow Man” says in the opening line that “one must have a mind of winter,” and then he says that such a listener, one who possesses that mind of winter, “…listens in the snow/And, nothing himself, beholds/nothing that is not there and the nothing that is” (1990: 10). In conclusion, I just wanted to offer a piece of my own writing, culled from the epilogue of my book, and written perhaps under a more wintry moon.”

Full essay located here

Lisa Stevenson is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at McGill University and the author of Life Beside Itself: Imagining Care in the Canadian Arctic (University of California Press 2013).