Baring It All

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The newly available Fifth Sarai Reader, takes its title from the term 'Bare Acts,' the name for Indian legislation presented in its 'bare' form, free of interpretive explanations. The collection of creative and critical texts in 'Bare Acts' reveals how legal systems are negotiated and confronted in the processes of daily life and creative activity. Organized in chapters with titles like 'Disputations,' 'Trespasses' and 'Records,' the articles included address these conflicts from positions of geographic and subjective specificity, where abstract laws (like copyright) meet the concrete and flesh of cities and the people living in them. Sarai has made all of their readers available for free browsing and download, so you can chart their ongoing engagement with the collisions between local and global new media scenes. - Ryan Griffis