Shiho Satsuka Publishes Nature in Translation

Nature in TranslationCongratulations to Prof. Shiho Satsuka on the publication of her book Nature in Translation: Japanese Tourism Encounters the Canadian Rockies (Duke University Press, 2015).

Nature in Translation is an ethnographic exploration in the cultural politics of the translation of knowledge about nature. Drawing on nearly two years of fieldwork in Banff and a decade of conversations with the guides, Satsuka argues that knowing nature is an unending process of cultural translation, full of tensions, contradictions, and frictions. Ultimately, the translation of nature concerns what counts as human, what kind of society is envisioned, and who is included and excluded in the society as a legitimate subject.

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Friday, September 25, 2015

Book Launch Party for Natasha Myer’s Rendering Life Molecular and Shiho Satsuka’s Nature in Translation
Opening event of Technoscience Salon 2015-16 with the annual theme of “Unsettling Practices”
4:00-7:00pm, Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw St.
Reflections by Melissa Atkinson-Graham, Alejandro Paz, Michelle Murphy, Natasha Myers, Shiho Satsuka and more.
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