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The MARIAL Colloquium Series is a fascinating mix of distinguished speakers who give lectures on academic topics, and ordinary people who struggle every day to balance work and family obligations.

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Spring 2007

Work-Family Inventions, Tensions, Contradictions, and Exportations

Wednesday, January 24, 4-6 p.m.

Part 1

Part 2

Joe Paul

(Director Emeritus and Fellow of the Family Firm Institute (FFI)

The Bundle of Sticks and the Tie that Binds Them: Narrative Dissonance in Families in Business


Tuesday, February 20, 4-6 p.m.

Part 1

Part 2

Stephanie Coontz

(Author, historian Evergreen State College)

Courting Trouble? The World Historic Transformation of Love and Marriage


Wednesday, February 28, 4-6 p.m.

Part 1

Part 2

Martha Fineman

(Emory University, School of Law)

Inevitable Dependency and the Family in Law and Society

Martha A. Fineman is concerned with American social and family policies and our approach to the inevitable dependency of children, many of the ill and elderly, and some of the disabled.  This dependency, which is developmental in nature, is privatized in our system – assigned to the family in the first instance. Within that family dependency, work is delegated along gendered lines so that women serving in their roles as mothers, wives, daughters and so on bear the ultimate burden of caring for those who are dependent


Wednesday, April 11, 4-6 p.m.

Part 1

Part 2

Harald Welzer

(director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Memory Research at Essen and research professor of social psychology at the University of Witten/Herdecke in Germany)

How “auto” is autobiographical memory? On social, communicative, and autobiographical memory

What is memory made of? Its texture seems hopelessly complex and ephemeral. The contents of autobiographical memory compose our unique self, and we are definitely sure our memories belong to us, but autobiographical memory develops as part of a social network, and only after years of development changes from a social to an individual memory system. This system is composed not only of authentic experiences, but of all sorts of false and imported memories. Our memories are stored not only in the neural engrams of our individual brain, but also in social and cultural exograms outside the brain. Aspects of the past determine present interpretations and decisions, and a traumatic experience of a grandparent may reach into the biochemical pathways of neuronal processing in a grandchild’s brain. Memory systems do not function as storages, but as associative processors, overwriting contents due to present needs and perceptions. This talk presents new findings of memory research and asks how “auto” our autobiographical memory is.


Wednesday, April 18, 4-6 p.m.

Part 1

Part 2

Cindy Aron

(University of Virginia, History)

Working at Play: Why Can't Americans Relax on Vacation?

Cindy Aron, an authority on U.S. social and women’s history, is a history professor at the University of Virginia. She wrote Working at Play, a critically acclaimed book on the history of vacations in the United States from 1820 to 1940. She is interested in the ways in which Americans manipulated the shifting relationship between work and leisure.


Fall 2006

Work-Family Inventions, Tensions, Contradictions, and Exportations

Wednesday, October 11, 4-6 p.m.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Louise Marie Roth

(Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Arizona)

Having It All? Workplace Culture and Work-Family Conflict


Wednesday, October 18, 4-6 p.m.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Vicki Howard

(Assistant Professor of History, Hartwick College)

The American Wedding Industry and the Invention of Tradition


Wednesday, November 1, 4-6 p.m.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im

(Charles Howard Candler Professor of Law, Emory University)

Inter-religious Marriage Among American Muslims: Some Theoretical Reflections


Wednesday, November 15, 4-6 p.m.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Kathleen Gerson

(Professor of Sociology, New York University)

Children of the Gender Revolution: Work and Family Change in the Lives of a New Generation


Wednesday, December 6, 4-6 p.m.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Arland Thornton

(The University of Michigan Director, Population Studies Center; Research Professor, Population Studies Center; Professor, Sociology Department; Research Professor, Survey Research Center)

The Developmental Paradigm, Reading History Sideways, and Family Myths


Wednesday, December 13, 4-6 p.m.

Part 1

Part 2

Panel Discussion

(Panelists include Emory psychologist Marshall Duke; Flo Gentry, head of Super Suppers Decatur; and Julie Shaffer, an executive at Edible Atlanta. The discussion will be chaired by Emory anthropologist Peggy Barlett.)

Food and the Family


Spring 2006

Growing Together and Growing Apart: Learning, Living,
and Doing in Contemporary Families

Wednesday, January 18, 4-6 p.m.

Part 1

Part 2

Jeffry John Stein

(Writer, producer, educator)

"Slaying the father" and Other Paradigms of Growth in Movies About American Families


Wednesday, February 15, 4-6 p.m.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Mary Jo Neitz

(Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies, University of Missouri)

Bringing up Witches: Dilemmas of Religious Socialization in Pagan Families


Wednesday, March 8, 4-6 p.m.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

John Hawkins

(Professor of Anthropology, Brigham Young University)

Getting Real in Military and Mormon Families: Metaphor and Ritual in the Affirmation of Reality in Family Life


Wednesday, March 22, 4-6 p.m.

Part 1

Part 2

Deborah Tannen

(University Professor and Professor of Linguistics, Georgetown University)

Intertextuality in Interaction: Reframing Family Arguments in Public and Private


Wednesday April 5, 4-6 p.m.

Kathryn S. March

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

(Professor of Anthropology and Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Asian Studies, Cornell University; "Evolving Family" research project team member)

Global Families: Understanding Wage Migration From Nepal


Wednesday April 12, 4-6 p.m.

Arlene Skolnick

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

(Institue of Human Development, University of California in Berkeley, Consultant to the Families and Work Institute)

Domestic Manners of the Americans: Etiquette Books and the Remaking of Middle Class Morality


Wednesday April 26, 4-6 p.m.

Susan Linn

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

(Associate Director of the Media Center of the Judge Baker Children's Center; Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School)

Consuming Kids: The Corporate Takeover of Childhood


Fall 2005

Wednesday, October 19, 4-6 p.m.

Part 1

Part 2

Sherri Grasmuck

(Sociology professor, Temple University)

Seeing the World in Neighborhood Baseball


Wednesday, November 9, 4-6 p.m.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

John P. Robinson

(Sociology professor, University of Maryland)

What National Time-Diaries Can and Cannot Tell Us about American Family Life


Wednesday, December 7, 4-6 p.m.

 

Ralph LaRossa

(Sociology professor, Georgia State University)


I'm Ready to Be Someone Else

 


 

Spring 2005

Revisiting the Haven:
Stress, Support, and Meaning in Families

Wednesday, February 2, 4-6 p.m.

Part 1

Part 2

Barbara Schneider

(Sociology professor, University of Chicago; co-director of Alfred P. Sloan Center on Parents, Children and Work at the University of Chicago)

Being Together, Working Apart: Dual-Career Families and the Work-Life Balance


Wednesday, March 2, 4-6 p.m.

Chikako Ozawa- de Silva

Part 1

Part 2

(Assistant professor of Anthropology, Emory University)

Healing Through Rewriting Life Narratives


Wednesday, March 9, 4-6 p.m.

Part 1

Part 2

Nancy Ammerman

(Professor of sociology of religion, Boston University; president of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion)

Narrating Religion: Linking Families, Religious Communities, and Everyday Life


Wednesday, March 30, 4-6 p.m.

Part 1

Part 2

Dr. Harald Welzer

(Director, Center for Interdisciplinary Memory Research at Essen and Research Professor of Social Psychology at the University of Witten/Herdecke)

Grandpa Wasn't a Nazi: Nazism and the Holocaust in German Family Remembrance


Wednesday April 6, 4-6 p.m.

Scott Coltrane

Part 1

Part 2

(Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research in the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at the University of California, Riverside and professor of Sociology and Associate Director of the UCR Center for Family Studies)

Fathering in Neighborhood, Economic and Social Contexts: Mexican American Families in Southern California


Wednesday, April 27, 4-6 p.m.

Part 1

Part 2

Dr. Laurie L. Patton

((Professor of Early Indian Religions, Winship Distinguished Research Professor in the Humanities and Chair, Department of Religion, Emory University)

Unashamedly Evil? Mythology and Advertising in American Culture

 


 

Fall 2004

Revisiting the Haven:
Stress, Support, and Meaning in Families

Wednesday, September 29, 4-6 p.m.
Part 1

Part 2

Part 3
Heather Willihnganz and Leah Wingard
(research fellows, UCLA Sloan Center on Everyday Lives of Families)

Exploring the Concept of "Emotion Work" In Family Interaction


Wednesday, October 20, 4-6 p.m.

Dr. Bobbie Sullivan
(independent research psychologist, principal investigator for study on air crew stress)

Stress, Social Support, and the Health of Commercial Aircrews


Wednesday, November 10, 4-6 p.m.
Part 1
Part 2
Miriam Weinstein
(author, journalist, former documentary filmmaker)

Home For Supper: The Power of an Everyday Meal


Wednesday, November 17, 4-6 p.m.
Part 1

Lealaisalanoa Setu Petaia
(Public Affairs Officer, The Samoan Community Development Center, San Francisco)

Juggling Home, Work and Fa’asamoa (Samoan Custom): Samoan Families in the Bay Area


Wednesday December 1, 4-6 p.m.
Part 1
Part 2
Angie Cheek
(award-winning high school teacher and facilitator for The Foxfire Magazine at Rabun County High School in Tiger, Ga.)

Get Real!



Spring 2004

Wednesday. February 11, 4 - 6 p.m.
Part 1
Part 2
Karyn Lacy (Emory University, MARIAL Center, sociology)
Growing Up Around Blacks: The Role of Black Spaces in Identity Construction Among the Black Middle Class


Wednesday. March 3, 4 - 6 p.m.
Part 1
Part 2
Connie Shehan (University of Florida, sociology; Editor, Journal of Family Issues; Director, Center for Excellence in Teaching at the University of Florida)
Ministers and Their Families


Wednesday. March 31, 4 - 6 p.m.
Part 1
Part 2
Barbara Fiese (Syracuse University, psychology; Department chair; director of the Family Research Lab; associate editor, Journal of Pediatric Psychology)
Family Stories


Wednesday. April 14, 4 - 6 p.m.
Part 1
Part 2

Gene Brody (University of Georgia, child and family development; Director, Center for Family Research; Professor, College of Family and Consumer Sciences)
The Strong African-American Families Program: Translating Research into Prevention Programming


Fall 2003

Postcards From The Cutting Edge:
Modern Family Life in America

Wednesday. September 17, 4 - 6 p.m.
Part 1
Part 2
Cindia Cameron (Organizing director: 9to5, the National Association of Working Women)
Between a Rock and a Low-Wage Job: The Work/Family Crisis for Low-Income Parents


Wednesday, September 24, 4 - 6 p.m.
Part 1
Part 2
Martha Rees (Agnes Scott College)
La Gran Familia Mexicana: Work, Gender and Migration in Atlanta


Wednesday, October 8, 4 - 6 p.m.
Andy Herod (University of Georgia, geography department)
Labor Organizing and the Contradictions of Globalization


Wednesday, October 29, 4 - 6 p.m.
Part 1
Part 2
James Kunstler (author, critic of urban sprawl)
Parking Lot Nation -- the Coming End of Suburbia


Wednesday, November 12, 4 - 6 p.m.
Part 1
Part 2
Gail Hunt (Executive Director, National Alliance for Caregiving)
The Juggling Act: How Well Do We Balance Work and Caregiving?


2002-2003

Fall 2002


Tuesday, September 10, 3-5 p.m.
Ione Vargus, Temple University
More Than A Picnic: African American Family Reunions


Tuesday, September 17, 3-5 p.m.
Mark Auslander, Oxford College of Emory University
Designer Rituals: Simulating Home Across the Work-Family Frontier


Tuesday, September 24, 3-5 p.m.
Jason DeCaro, Emory University
Experience Monitoring using a Palm Pilot and the PROUST System



Tuesday, October 8, 3-5 p.m.

Tuesday, October 15, 3-5 p.m.
Drew Whitelegg, Emory University
Life in the Air vs. Life on the Ground: Flight Attendants and Their Families



Tuesday, October 22, 3-5 p.m.


Tuesday, October 29, 3-5 p.m.
Bill Porter (poet, translator, cultural commentator)
Getting away from it all: Chinese Hermits and American Escapism at Work and Play



Tuesday, November 26, 3-5 p.m.
Jerome Bruner (New York University)
Family Self-Construction: A Case Study



Tuesday, December 3, 3-5 p.m.
Carrell Dammann, Frank Pittman, and Eve Poling. Moderator: Marshall Duke (Emory University)
Ritual Function and Family Dysfunction: The Therapist's View


Tuesday, December 10, 3-5 p.m.
Leslie Martin (Emory University)
Gays, Drugs, and Kids: Protecting the Family in Gentrifying Communities

Spring 2003

Thursday, January 23, 3-5 p.m.
Judith Martin (Miss Manners)
Star Spangled Manners: Performing the American Dream



Tuesday, February 4, 3-5 p.m.
Barrie Thorne (Berkeley)
Unpacking School Lunch Time: Daily Rituals and the Negotiation of Childhoods

Tuesday, February 18, 3-5 p.m.
Michelle Brattain (Georgia State University)
Passing and the "Public Interest": Race Identity and the State
in 20th Century New Orleans



Wednesday, February 26, 3-5 p.m.
Harriet Presser (University of Maryland)
Employment in a 24/7 Economy: Challenges for the Family



Thursday, March 6, 3-5 p.m.
Steven Mintz (University of Houston)
Beyond Sentimentality: The History and Future of America's Families and Children



Thursday, March 13, 3-5 p.m.
Bradd Shore (Emory University)
Emory University's Great Teachers Lecture
There's No Place Like Home: An Anthropologist Looks at the American Family

Tuesday, March 25, 3-5 p.m.
Elizabeth Pleck (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Cinderella Dream: The Allure of the Lavish Wedding in Contemporary Consumer Culture



Friday, April 4, 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

Associated Vernacular Modernities Workshop
Vernacular Modernities Conference
"Class-ifying Gender, Gendering Class"


Tuesday, April 8, 3-5 p.m.
Cindy Dell Clark (Penn State)
The Further Uses of Enchantment: Multivocality in American Rituals of Childhood


Tuesday, April 15, 3-5 p.m.
Carol Worthman (Emory University)
Parental Employment Patterns, Family Ecology and Child Well-Being: Findings From the Great Smoky Mountain Study


Tuesday, May 2, 1:00 p.m.
Larry Harvey (founder of Burning Man) and Charles Reeve (editor-in-chief of Art Papers magazine)
Ritual without Dogma: Art without Borders


2001-2002

Spring 2002

Colloquia Series Theme:
WORK AND HOME IN MIDDLE CLASS AMERICA

January 22, 6:00 p.m.
A Dream Deferred: African Americans at Emory and Oxford Colleges, 1836-1968
Exhibit opening


January 29, 7:00 p.m.
Oxford College, Williams Hall
Dr. Bradd Shore (Department of Anthropology, MARIAL director)
Salem Camp Meetin’: A Theatre of Family Memory



February 13
Something We Need to Get Back To: Mythologies of Origin and Rituals of Solidarity in African American Working Families
Presentation by Mark Auslander (Department of Anthropology, Oxford College, and MARIAL)


February 20
Making Homes Wherever We Go: The Car, Office, Second House and other Places as "Home"
Presentation by Maggie Jackson


February 22
CLASS ACTS: Behavior, Etiquette, and the Boundaries of Middle Class Life
An interdisciplinary conference sponsored by the Center for Myth and
Ritual in American Life, Emory University


February 24-27
Staging the American Family: A Symposium on the Evolution of the Idea of Family in 20th Century Drama


February 27
Blurring the Edges of Work and Family: Tales from Silicon Valley
Chuck Darrah is a cultural anthropologist and co-founder of the Silicon Valley Cultures Project at San Jose State University.


March 20
Coping with Death and Dying in the American Family
Ron Barrett is a registered nurse and a doctoral candidate in the Department of Anthropology at Emory University.


March 27
No Place Like Home: Media Audience Research and the Domestic Imaginary
Patrick Wehner is a Postdoctoral Fellow for the MARIAL center.


April 10
Narrative Development Among Adolescents
Dr. Martha Burdette serves as Dean of Studies and Director of Research at the Ben Franklin Academy. Dr. Wood Smethurst is the BFA’s Headmaster. Both she and Dr. Smethurst are Research Associates at the MARIAL Center.


April 17
Narratives and Resiliency in Working Families
Robyn Fivush is Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Psychology at Emory University. Marshall Duke is Charles Howard Candler Professor of Personality and Pyscopathy.


April 24
"Choice" or "Gender Discrimination": Rethinking Work/Family Dilemmas
Joan Williams is a Professor of Law at American University, Washington College of Law.


May 8
Careers, Gender and the Changing Life Course
Phyllis Moen is the Ferris Family Professor of Life Course Studies at Cornell University.


May 9 and 10
Families That Work: Crosscurrents in Research on Working Families
Sloan Center Conference


Fall 2001

Colloquia Series Theme:
BURDENS OF MEMORY

In recent years, the dynamics of memory have emerged as a pervasive concern across the human sciences. During Fall 2001, the MARIAL Center colloquium series explores intersections of personal and collective memory, with particular attention to remembrance within families of the American South. To what extent have the historical legacies of “southern experience”-- including slavery, the Civil War, agrarian transformation, segregation, racial violence and liberation struggles--generated atypical or unique modes of historical and familial memory? To what extent do these local configurations of “pastness” cast light on operations of memory elsewhere in the world? Speakers will address the ritual and narrative production and negotiation of memory in diverse institutional settings -- including civil war re-enactment groups, religious campgrounds, Native American reservations, family homes, cityscapes and factories –and in varied media, including language, sculpture, photography, and architecture.


September 12, 3:00pm
- CANCELLED - Please check back later for information about the rescheduled date for Dr. Tullos's talk.
Dr. Allen Tullos (Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts, Emory University)
Into the “Terror-tory”: Memory and the Art of William Christenberry


September 19, 3:00 p.m.
Dr. David Blight (Department of History, Amherst)
The Riddle of Collective Memory and the American Civil War



September 26, 3:00 p.m.
Dr. Joseph Jordan (Director, Sonya Haynes Stone Black Cultural Center, UNC-Chapel Hill)
Race and Memory in the Making of African American and Indian Relations


September 28, 12:00 p.m.
Dan Hruschka (Department of Anthropology, Emory University)
Methods Workshop



October 10, 3:00 p.m.
Gordon Jones (Director of Collections and Exhibitions, Atlanta History Center and Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts, Emory University)
"Little Families:" Civil War Reenactment Groups and the Making of Historical Memory

October 17, 3:00 p.m.
Dr. Robert Schrauf (Buehler Center on Aging, Northwestern University Medical School)
A Cognitive and Neuropsychological View of ‘Linguacultural’ Memory


October 24, 3:00 p.m.
Dr. Orlando Patterson (Department of Sociology, Harvard University)
Cultural Continuity and Collective Memory


October 26-28
To be held at the Auburn Avenue Research Library
Lifting the Veil of Silence: A Workshop on Racial Violence and Reconciliation
Sponsored by the Emory Center for Myth and Ritual in American Life: A Sloan Center for Working Families, the Moore's Ford Memorial Committee, and the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American History and Culture



October 31, 3:00 p.m.
Dr. Angelika Bammer (Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts, Emory University)
Hamburg Memories

November 14, 3:00 p.m.
Dr. Eugene Emory (Department of Psychology, Emory University)
Reflections on Family History and Memory


November 21, 3:00 p.m.
Pete Richardson (Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts, Emory University)
When Work Was Fun: Play and Memory on the Shopfloor


December 5, 3:00p.m.
Dr. Bradd Shore (Department of Anthropology and MARIAL, Emory University) and Nathaniel Kendall-Taylor (MARIAL, Emory University
Salem Camp Meetin’: A Theatre of Family Memory


December 12, 3:00p.m.
MARIAL-only organizational meeting for faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate/undergraduate fellows, and staff.


2000-2001

Spring 2001

Wednesday, January 24th, 4:00p.m.
Moore's Ford Memorial Committee
"Rituals of Healing and Reconciliation: Remembering Racial Violence in our Region"


Wednesday, January 31st, 3:00p.m.
Harrold Littlebird
"Ceremonial Healing on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation"


Wednesday, February 7th, 3:00p.m.
Diana Smay (Department of Anthropology, Emory University)
"The Disease of Ritual: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder as 'Hypernormal' Behavior"


Wednesday, February 14th, 3:00p.m.
Bradd Shore (Department of Anthropology, Emory University and Director, MARIAL Center)
"What's So Special About Ritual?"


Wednesday, February 21st, 3:00p.m.
Carolyn Marvin (The Annenberg School, University of Pennsylvania)
"Voting Alone: The Passing of 'Mass' Democracy"


Wednesday, February 28th, 3:00p.m.
Conrad Kottak (Chair, Department of Anthropology, University of Michigan and The Center for the Ethnography of Everyday Life)
"Media in the Middle: Work, Family and Media Use in a Middle Class Midwestern Town"


Wednesday, March 7th, 3:00p.m.
Dr. Tom Fricke (University of Michigan, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Director, Center for the Ethnography of Everyday Life)
"The Geography of Moral Sentiment: Placing Work and Family in Western North Dakota"


Wednesday, March 21st, 3:00p.m.
Daran Wang and Rebecca Myers
"Creating The Memory Box"


Wednesday, March 28th, 3:00p.m.
Dr. Tom Csordas (Department of Anthropology, Case Western Reserve University)
"Children of the Word of God: Morality and Spirituality in the Second Generation of a Charismatic Community"


Wednesday, April 4th, 3:00p.m.
Dr. Gary Laderman
"Grief Mythology and the Invention of a Modern American Tradition"


Wednesday, April 18th, 3:00p.m.
Dr. Carlene Stephens
(Curator, Smithsonian National Museum of American History)
"24-7-365: How Did We Get This Way and What Will We Do about It?"


Wednesday, April 25th, 3:00p.m.
Dr. Elinor Ochs
"Everyday Narrative As Sense-making Activity"


Fall 2000


Wednesday, Sept. 13, 4:00 p.m.
Professor Herve Varenne (Teacher's College, Columbia University)
"A Dilemma for American Middle Class Families: Deconstructing Privilege"


Wednesday, Sept. 20, 4:00 p.m.
Dr. Mark Auslander (Department of Anthropology, Oxford College of Emory University)
"The Myth of Kitty: Narratives of Slavery and Kinship in a Georgia Community"



Wednesday, Sept. 27, 4:00 p.m.
Audrey Galex and Sara Ghitis (Roots and Wings Life Stories)
"Harvesting Life Stories through Family History Interviews"


Wednesday, October 4th, 4:00 p.m.
Suzanne Meyer, Pat Kahn, and Ray Gangarosa
"Coming to grips with Coming of Age: Developing a Year-long Adolescent Rite of Passage for a Unitarian Universalist Congregation"


Wednesday, October 18, 4:00 p.m.
Professor George Armelagos (Department of Anthropology, Emory University)
"What's For Dinner"


Wednesday, October 25th, 4:00 p.m.
Professor Karen Hegtvedt (Chair, Emory College Internal Review Board) and Nancy Seideman (Emory News and Information Services)
"Dilemmas of Public Scholarship: Protecting Human Subjects vs. Projecting Human Subjects"


Wednesday, November 1st, 4:00 p.m.
Dr. Chris McCollum (MARIAL Fellow, Emory University)
"Relatedenss and Self-Definition: Two Dominant Themes in Middle-Class Americans' Life Stories"


Wednesday, November 8th, 4:00 p.m.
Virginia Yans (Department of History, Rutgers University)
"Making Family History at a National Museum: Myth, Commodity, Genealogy and American Families at Ellis Island"


Wednesday, December 6th, 4:00p.m.
Felicity Paxton (MARIAL Fellow, Emory University)
"Not in our Backyard! Ritual Repudiation and the High School Prom"


Wednesday, December 13th, 4:00p.m.
Bradd Shore (MARIAL Center Director and Department of Anthropology, Emory University)
"Is There Really an American 'Culture?' The 'Modularity Schema' Reconsidered"


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