“Between Obligation and Right: Gender and Social Relations of Generational Difference in Post-Apartheid South Africa”
Lecture, Prof. Zolani Ngwane (Haverford College)
Tuesday, November 13
7:00pm, Diamond 122
This talk will examine the complex social intersections between cultural rights and individual rights in post-Apartheid South Africa, using intergenerational relations between elders and youth as a primary focus. The lecture will look at the ways in which, by making provision for both individual rights and cultural rights, the 1996 Constitution of post-Apartheid South Africa left women and children in particular squarely in both categories. This resulted in several complex cultural orientations to rights, meaning for example that women could only argue themselves out of one category at the expense of young people and vice versa.
Professor Ngwane has conducted research on issues of education and political subjectivity in South Africa; generational politics between younger and older men; and HIV/AIDS prevention among South African youth. His Web site at Haverford College includes a more detailed discussion of his research interests: http://www.haverford.edu/anthropology/faculty/ngwane.php.
Screening of the documentary “Raw Material” followed by a Q and A with the director
Sunday, October 21, 2012
7:00pm in Olin 1
Anthropology, Cinema Studies and Global Studies will screen the fabulous new documentary “Raw Material” about urban scavengers in Athens, Greece. The director, Christos Karakepelis, will be here from Greece for a Q&A to follow the film. Refreshments served. All are welcome!
Ethnographic fieldwork on eldercare in China
Thursday, October 18, 2012
5:00-6:30pm, Whitney Room, Roberts Dining Hall
Come hear about ethnographic fieldwork on eldercare in China conducted by EAS and Anthropology students this past summer.
Screening of the documentary “The Invisible War” followed by a Q and A with the director
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
7:30pm, Ostrove Auditorium
Watch a screening of The Invisible War, a groundbreaking investigative documentary about one of America’s most shameful and best kept secrets: the epidemic of rape within the U.S. military. The Department of Defense estimates there were a staggering 19,000 violent sex crimes in the military in 2010. Meaning, one in five women is raped during her service. The Invisible War exposes the epidemic, breaking open one of the most underreported stories of our generation, to the nation and the world.
**Oscar and Emmy nominated filmmaker Kirby Dick will be on hand after the film is viewed for a discussion on the movie, and questions from the audience.**
Native American Drumming with Dean Francis of the Penobscot Nation
Thursday, October 11, 2012
2:30-3:45, Bixler 219
Join Professor Natalie Zelensky’s Music 252 class (World Music Survey) Thursday, October 11 from 2:30-3:45pm, for a presentation by Dean Francis of the Penobscot Nation. Dean Francis will discuss the history of the Wabanaki, focusing on their music and spirituality as well as on their efforts of cultural preservation and revival.
Open to students, faculty, and staff. Bixler, Band Room (2nd floor, Room 219).
Dr. Katrina Karkazis: ”Too Fast to be Women: Examining Eligibility for Elite Female Athletes.”
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
7:00pm, Ostrove Auditorium
Dr. Katrina Karkazis is an anthropologist and bioethicist at the Center for Biomedical Ethics at Stanford. Dr. Karkazis’ research addresses the social and cultural dimensions of gender and sexuality, particularly in the realm of biomedicine and science, as well as a range of cultural and social aspects of disease and illness, treatment practices, health policy; the biomedicalization of difference; and social movements around health. Her book Fixing Sex: Intersex, Medical Authority, and Lived Experience (Duke 2008) examines these issues in the context of controversies over treatment for people with intersex traits. Her most recent work, and the topic of her presentation at Colby, examines “gender verification” of elite female athletes (e.g., the Olympics and the International Association of Athletics Federations). Her work on this topic has appeared in the American Journal of Bioethics as well as news and international media coverage in the New York Times, The Guardian, New Scientist, and Discover.
Todd Gilton: “OCCUPY NATION: The Roots, the Spirit & the Promise of Occupy Wall Street”
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
7:00pm, Page Commons
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