This year, on the centenary of Mead's birth, Barnard
College is proud to sponsor a celebrator conference that
assembles some of today's most accomplished scholars
in anthropology. Like Mead's, their work allows them to
engage in today's most pressing social issues as both
academic critics and public advocates.
The panelists will challenge assumptions about race and
class; chart the ever-changing landscape of gender
politics; delineate the roles and responsibilities of the
public intellectual; explore the visual media's impact on
culture; and debunk the supposed neutrality of scientific
paradigms, especially as it relates to reproductive health.
The range, academic rigor, and activist potential of these
inquiries testify to the enduring significance and
controversies of Mead's astounding career. Panelists
include: Elaine Charnov, Faye Ginsburg, Micaela di
Leonardo, Nancy Lutkehaus, Emily Martin, Marcyliena
Morgan, Esther Newton, and Rayna Rapp. Virginia
Gildersleeve Visiting Professor Mary Catherine Bateson
will provide concluding remarks. Registration begins at 9
AM in Barnard Hall Lobby (117th Street and Broadway).
The conference begins at 10 AM, and is FREE and open
to the public. To RSVP, please call 212.854.2067.
Organized by: Barnard Center for Research on Women
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