1. THE ANTHROPOLOGY DEPARTMENT COLLOQUIUM SERIES PRESENTS: Eco-Semantics and the Nature of Pacific Anthropology

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    In a time of language change and shift and loss, this talk speaks to a revaluation of the problems of thisness and whatness (haecceity and quiddity) of everyday natures in the ethnographic contexts…

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    • THE ANTHROPOLOGY DEPARTMENT COLLOQUIUM SERIES PRESENTS: Racial and Ethnic Variables in Scientific Research

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      Racial and ethnic categories are commonly used in a wide variety of scientific research on health disparities in the United States. For instance, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and osteoporosis…

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      • THE ANTHROPOLOGY DEPARTMENT COLLOQUIUM SERIES PRESENTS: A Society that Self-Destructed? Recent Archaeological Research on Rapa N

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        Rapa Nui (Easter Island) is often portrayed as the locale of a dramatic societal collapse triggered by overpopulation and environmental degradation during the late pre-European contact period (before…

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        • THE ANTHROPOLOGY DEPARTMENT COLLOQUIUM SERIES PRESENTS: The Coastwatcher Mythos: The Politics and Poetics of Pacific War Memory

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          In what ways does remembering the past create history? This paper argues that war memory, the public commemoration of combat histories, systematically mutes or distorts other histories (and histories…

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          • Department of Anthropology Colloquium Series Presents The Ancient Hawaiian State Telling a Book by its Cover

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            The ultimate ancestors of the 200 nation-states that today span our world were a few small-scale societies--tribes or chiefdoms—that spontaneously organized themselves into primary states. The…

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