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Possessed: A Cultural History of Hoarding

May 5 | 6:00 pm7:30 pm EDT

Join Rebecca Falkoff, Raymond Malewitz & Bradley Lewis as they discuss the cultural history of hoarding

Join the NYU Center for the Humanities and the NYU Medical Humanities Working Group as we celebrate the publication of Possessed: A Cultural History of Hoarding (Cornell University Press), which asks how hoarding, once a paradigm of economic rationality, became a picture of madness. Rebecca Falkoff brings a hoardicritical approach to this question, convening eclectic texts and tools to conduct an archeology of the fraught materiality of the present at cluttered sites of modernity.

Image Description: A book, Possessed: A Cultural History of Hoarding by Rebecca R. Falkoff, sitting on a white shelf in front of a blue wall.

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