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Discussion on the ethics of ethnographic fieldwork

Informal discussion on fieldwork in anthropology and religious studies What are the ethics of ethnographic research? How we can we have productive, inter-disciplinary conversations about ethnography? How is ethnography used differently in anthropology and religious studies? This informal discussion covered … Continue reading

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Event on Applied Anthropology

What do we do with anthropology? Applied, engaged, community-based — each of these qualifiers attempts to theorize the various ways anthropology can be used beyond classrooms and academic journals. But what does it really mean to use anthropology “outside” academia? … Continue reading

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Louis Dumont: A Panel-led Discussion

Thursday, Oct. 25, 12.00-2.00 pm 2nd Floor Conference Room, Brooks Hall The Panelists: Fred Damon: “The problem of ‘ULTIMATE VALUES’ (And the Future of Anthropology in Dumont’s Footsteps)” John Nemec: “The Individual and Society: Dumont’s Homo Hierarchicus as a Model … Continue reading

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Workshop on Motherhood

An Interdisciplinary Roundtable “Motherhood and Related Gender: Civil, National, and Transnational Issues” Wednesday, November 30th, 2011 3:00-5:00 pm Brooks Hall, 2nd floor conference room Dr. Allison Alexy, “Mothers, Citizenship, and the Japanese State” In this short presentation I describe how … Continue reading

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CULTURAL REASONING AND RELATIVISM: Uses and Interpretations

CULTURAL REASONING AND RELATIVISM: Uses and Interpretations March 30th, 3:30-5:30pm Newcomb Hall Room 389 The interface between systems of beliefs and systems of laws creates complementary and contradictory actions. Belief systems, as prescribed by culture, do not always coincide with … Continue reading

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Undergraduate Workshop

Visual Imagery: a Source or Means of Anthropological Description and Interpretation February 28st from 5:30-7pm Brooks Hall Conference Room This workshop is meant to help students (in the Distinguished Major Program DMP) develop their thesis in a workshop setting. As … Continue reading

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Previous Events, 2009

Graduate Student Roundtable -Moving Margins- Strategies and Meanings Thursday, November 19, 2009 4pm-6pm Kaleidoscope, Newcomb Hall Katey Blumenthal, Department of Anthropology “Impurities Inside and Out: Social Segregation and Religious Integration of Himalayan Mon Musicians” Julie Starr, Department of Anthropology “Han … Continue reading

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Previous Events, 2008

Corporations and the Future of Humankind Monday, October 27, 2008 5-7 PM Newcomb Hall 168 Ira Bashkow, Anthropology (Partipant and Moderator), “The Agency of Corporations” Allison Pugh, Sociology, “Consumption as Care and Belonging: Economies of Dignity in Children’s Daily Lives” Herbert Tico … Continue reading

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Previous Events, 2007

A CONVERSATION: The Meanings of Health and Dirt March 15, 2007 Featured Participants: Richard Handler, Wende Marshall, Ravindra Khare, Helen Chapelle, and Claire Snell-Rood Often, health is discussed as a matter of development, of inequities or disparities, or as a … Continue reading

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Previous Events, 2006

Disasters and the Nation-State: Changing Strategies and Interpretations February 22, 2006 Wende Elizabeth Marshall, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Discussant H.L. Seneviratne, Professor of Anthropology A year after the tsunami, and despite a massive out pouring of help and goodwill, … Continue reading

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