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UVa anthropologist George Mentore gives anthropological perspective on the presidential inauguration.

Friday, 24 February 2017

Host Coy Barefoot talks with University of Virginia Anthropologist George Mentore about the inauguration of Donald Trump as President of the United States. They explore the way cultural narratives can both unite and divide Americans; how rituals turn individuals into people; how we create, bestow and talk about power; how rationality lost to irrationality in the recent election; and why racism in America is alive and well, especially among some of those who reject it the most.

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