1. Croft Faculty Panel on Inequality


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    As part of the Spring Speakers Series on Inequality, four Croft and affiliated professors presented their own work on the subject at a panel discussion held on Tuesday, March 20 at 7 p.m. in the Joseph C. Bancroft Conference Room (Croft 107). The panelists were Dr. Kate Centellas (Croft Assistant Professor of Anthropology), Dr. Oliver Dinius (Croft Associate Professor of History), Dr. Gang Guo (Croft Associate Professor of Political Science), and Dr. Jeffrey Jackson (Associate Professor of Sociology).

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    • Frontiers in Spatial Humanities


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      The Scholars' Lab/NEH Institute for Enabling Geospatial Scholarship was held at the University of Virginia Library May 25-27, 2010 and concluded with a set of two-minute, three-slide lightning talks by Institute attendees on their own spatial humanities projects and works-in-progress.

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      • Anthropology & Indigneous Peoples in Canada, Lecture 3


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        The third lecture given by Dr. Marc Pinkoski at Solstice Cafe, June 17, 2010.

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        • Fallen Humanity-Part 10


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          Sin and Temptation

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          • Fallen Humanity-Part 8


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            War and Capital Punishment

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            • Mary Douglas, interviewed by Alan Macfarlane on the 26th of February 2006


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              Mary Douglas had the mumps when she wrote Purity and Danger. She points out, “there was an immediate connection with contamination and infection.” Mary Douglas was born in Italy in 1921. Her father was in the Indian Civil Service, working as a District Offer in Rangoon, Burma. At the age of five, Mary Douglas was sent with her sister Pat, to England to live with her grandparents, where she remained for seven years. Before her mother died, Douglas and her sister were taken by their mother to the Sacred Heart Convent in Roehampton. Douglas explains that her grandparents’ marriage was a “mixed” one, and although her grandmother was a “staunch” Protestant, she had promised her mother to raise her granddaughters as Catholics. While the hierarchical influence of her grandparents and the convents might have shaped the kinds of topics she tackled in anthropology (and the way she tackled them), her encounters with certain ethnographic accounts also “converted” Douglas to the discipline. The most notable monograph she read during her time working in the Colonial Office was Audrey Richard’s Land, labour and diet in Northern Rhodesia: An economic study of the Bemba tribe. Douglas had hoped to become one of Evans-Pritchard’s doctoral students at Cambridge, but her application was rejected because there was no vacancy; so she went to Oxford instead. Evans-Pritchard coincidently transferred to Oxford at the same time, but was unable to take on DPhil students. At Oxford, Douglas eventually went on to conduct her fieldwork (now immortalized in her subsequent books and articles) among the Lele at Kasai.

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              • Lahouari Addi - Clifford Geertz and Ernest Gellner on North Africa and Islam: A Comparative Approach


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                The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies presents Clifford Geertz and Ernest Gellner on North Africa and Islam: A Comparative Approach featuring Lahouari Addi Andrew Carnegie Centennial Fellow, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies Clifford Geertz and Ernest Gellner are considered two of the most influential anthropologists of North Africa and Maghribi Islam. Their fieldwork, conducted in the 1950s and 60s, provides insight into the dynamics of religious change in Maghribi societies, and assesses the relationship between Islam and nationalism in the postcolonial North African states. However, Geertz and Gellner approached their work with different methodologies: Geertz was influenced by Weber’s phenomenology, while Gellner favored Durkheim’s positivism. Dr. Addi's lecture will present, among other issues, the ramifications of this methodological divergence for academic research concerning North African societies. Lahouari Addi is the 2013-14 Andrew Carnegie Centennial Fellow at the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies. Dr. Addi holds a PhD in Sociology from Grenoble University in France and a Doctorat d'Etat from the Ecole des Hautes en Sciences Sociales in Paris, France. He is currently a researcher at the Centre de Recherche en Anthropologie Sociale et Culturelle (CRASC) in Oran, Algeria, and a professor at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques at the University of Lyon. He is the author of numerous books and articles, particularly on North Africa and political Islam, and most recently published "Deux anthropologues au Maghreb: Ernest Gellner et Clifford Geertz" (Paris: Editions des Archives Contemporaines, 2013).

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                • Fallen Humanity-Part 9


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                  Drugs and Alcohol

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                  • TH 2335 Angelogy, Anthropology & Hamartiology Session 1 - Part 2


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                    A directed study of angelology (the doctrines of unfallen angels, Satan and the fallen angels); anthropology (creation of humanity. the material and immaterial aspects of humanity, and the fall of humanity) ; and hamartiology (original and personal sin).

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                    • Francesco Romizi El Dios en la maleta


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                      Quote as: Francesco Romizi (2012) “El Dios en la maleta. El papel de la pertenencia católica en los procesos de reconstrucción identitaria de migrantes ecuatorianos en Barcelona y Nueva York." 25 april. Tarragona, Seminari Departamental del DAFITS (URV): TVAntropologia https://vimeo.com/97299175/

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