Trang Ta

School of Archaeology & Anthropology, Research School of Humanities & the Arts, College of Arts and Social Sciences

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Trang Ta


Trang X. Ta is a cultural and medical anthropologist with research interests in health and hygiene regimes; healing philosophies; cultural politics of food and nutrition; culinary medicine; ageing and the elderly; death and dying; science and technology studies; waste and discard studies; moral economies; state ideologies and governance technologies; theories of labour, and institutional life. One of her projects examines public narratives of medical tragedy and moral economies of charity in contemporary China. Her second project studies informal street economies of recycling and salvaging waste among the elderly and working poor in Hong Kong.

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