Technology And The Body Will Be Subject Of Lecture And Panel With
Cambridge University Sociologist Bryan Turner
13, 2000 -- Bryan S. Turner, professor of sociology
and head of the faculty of Political and Social Sciences at Cambridge
University, will present the first annual Lecture in Culture and
Social Theory at the University of Virginia at 3:30 p.m. Thursday,
Feb. 10, in the Dome Room of the Rotunda. The lecture and a panel
discussion the next morning are sponsored by the Institute for Advanced
Studies in Culture and the Department of Sociology.
whose wide-ranging research interests include studies of religion,
the body, citizenship, and social change, will present a paper titled
"The Ends of Man: Embodiment, Medicine, and Technology"
in which he will consider far-reaching implications of new medical
technologies. Among Turners many books are "Max Weber:
From History to Modernity," "Orientalism, Postmodernism
and Globalism," and "Regulating Bodies: Essays in Medical
10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 11, in the Rotunda Lower West Oval Room, a
panel will respond to Turners talk. Panelists will include
James Childress, professor of religious studies and medical ethics;
Murray Milner Jr., professor of sociology; and Dr. Margaret Mohrmann,
associate professor of medical education and ethics.
more information contact the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture
at (804) 924-7705.
Bob Brickhouse, (804) 924-5856