Energy and Human Frailty. Laura Nader

Laura Nader pioneered the modern ethnography of law and energy.  In a storied career of over 50 years, she has conducted fieldwork in Mexico, Lebanon, and the United States, and published 12 books and over 350 articles on topics such as law, energy, education, and gender.  Dr. Nader was the first tenured woman faculty member of Anthropology at the University of California.  Widely acclaimed for her 1969 publication “Up the Anthropologist: Perspectives Gained from Studying Up,” her books include The Disputing Process (1978), No Access to Law (1980), Energy Choices in a Democratic Society (1980), Harmony Ideology (1990), Naked Science (1996), Essays in Controlling Processes (1994, 1996, 2005), The Life of the Law (2000), Plunder: When the Rule of Law is Illegal (2008), The Energy Reader (2010), and, most recently, Culture and Dignity: Dialogues between the Middle East and West (2013). Her work reflects a theoretical perspective that crosses disciplinary boundaries.

September 8, 2014