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Department Speakers Series

Notes Toward an Anthropology of Confidence

"Angles on Ethical Life: Psychological Affordances, Historical Objects, and the Ethnographic Stance"

Techno-Revivalism: Mobilizing "Tradition" to Address Climate Change

What is this Thing Called Blood? Questions of Life, Death, and Kinship as Seen from Clinical Pathology Labs in Malaysia


  • Brooks Hall 2nd Floor Conference Room
    Reception follows in Brooks Commons, 1st Floor
    Sponsored by Department of Anthropology









Gregory Bateson Symposium, by Nora Bateson and Katie King (University of Maryland) and others

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  • Brooks Hall Commons
    Reception follows in Brooks Commons
    Sponsored by the Buckner W. Clay Endowment in the Humanities, Department of Anthropology, Women and Gender Studies 







Film showing: An Ecology of Mind, by Nora Bateson


Film showing: An Ecology of Mind, by Nora Bateson
Thursday, April 11th at 7pm
Vinegar Hill Theater, Charlottesville

Do As I Say, Not As I Do: Policing Democratic Language in Post-Conflict Macedonia

Following a 2001 armed conflict in Macedonia, representatives of the European Union and the United States claimed an influential, but unofficial, oversight role on the country’s domestic politics. While Macedonian politicians debated how best to realize post-conflict legislative reforms, these foreign officials marshaled mass media to publicly comment on the Macedonian political process and to pressure domestic political actors toward specific models of liberal democratic governance.

What is the K in K-Pop? South Korean Popular Music and Cultural Transformation

"What is the K in K-Pop? Southern Korean Popular Music and Cultural Transformation"

  • Special Time: 3:00 P.M.-5:15 P.M., Brooks Hall 2nd Floor Conference Room
    Sponsored by Center for East Asian Studies and the Department of Anthropology

Linguistic Piety in Islamic Java

Hoklo, Hakka and the Tyranny of Fashion: Footbinding in the Taiwan Censuses of 1905 and 1915.

Footbinding presents an enduring puzzle to students of gender roles and family relationships in late imperial Chinese society.  Recent studies all acknowledge that footbinding was not uniformly practiced, and that wide variations existed with respect to the proportion of girls binding, the ages binding began, and the degree of deformation binding caused.  Assessing such variation is fundamental to understanding the social and cultural pressures that encouraged binding in some circumstances and discouraged it in others.  But there is only one source, the early twentieth ce


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