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Department Speakers Series

The Blind Leading the Blind: The Discovery of Human Echolocation

Filial Obsessions: Desire and Chinese Patriliny

“The “dirty” material and symbolic work of “state” building in central Madagascar: A Powerful icon/index potentially lost to view among enticing, exotic symbols"

Elephants and kings: India in the optic of China

Pursuing “Real” Justice in International Child Abductions

“The Great Project”

The Reluctant Healer: An Amil and an Anthropologist

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In lieu of an abstract, I give a brief extract from the paper I will present – based on a chapter from my forthcoming book Affliction: Health, Disease, Poverty (Fordham University Press, October, 2014)

“Dubai and Singapore: Asian Diasporics, Global Logistics, Company Rule”

Too Soon for Post-Feminism: The Ongoing Life of Patriarchy in Neoliberal America”

In this paper I seek to bring “patriarchy” back into focus in ways that make sense to a 21st century audience. In the first part of the paper I discuss the ways in which “feminism” has fallen off the contemporary intellectual/political agenda or, if it remains on the agenda, it does so primarily as the study of “women” and “gender” rather than of patriarchy as a system of power.

Signals in the Noise: Local Knowledge for Anticipating Change in a Complex Socio-Ecological System


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