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Medicine, Technology And The Body Will Be Subject Of Lecture And Panel With Cambridge University Sociologist Bryan Turner

January 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.

Turner, 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 Turner’s many books are "Max Weber: From History to Modernity," "Orientalism, Postmodernism and Globalism," and "Regulating Bodies: Essays in Medical Sociology."

At 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 11, in the Rotunda Lower West Oval Room, a panel will respond to Turner’s 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.

For more information contact the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at (804) 924-7705.

Contact: Bob Brickhouse, (804) 924-5856

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SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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