Reading Guides, Unit #2

Try to answer the following as you read Jane Bennett’s, “Powers of the Hoard”:

  1. What is “Vibrant Matter”? What does the concept contribute to environmentalism?
  2. How does Bennett define a hoarder? Do you agree or disagree?
  3. For JB what are the differences between a collector, curator, archivist, artist, and a hoarder?
  4. Is Thoreau a hoarder? Are you, i.e. to what extent does Bennett implicate all of us in excessive accumulation?

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