Reading Guides, Unit #2
Try to answer the following as you read Jane Bennett’s, “Powers of the Hoard”:
- What is “Vibrant Matter”? What does the concept contribute to environmentalism?
- How does Bennett define a hoarder? Do you agree or disagree?
- For JB what are the differences between a collector, curator, archivist, artist, and a hoarder?
- Is Thoreau a hoarder? Are you, i.e. to what extent does Bennett implicate all of us in excessive accumulation?