This year, the Second City Anthropology Conference will examine how culture change alters the relationships between person, place, and society. The embodiment and enactment of difference are liable to erupt in challenges to existing relations of power in ways that recapture or reconstitute culture. The conference will focus on the faultlines between mainstream and margin, power and meaning, environment and technology, and other points of contact where conflicts emerge between current and potential cultural forms. Everything from fad to civilization passes through a rise, a fall, and a rebound. The only constant is change.
Dr. Anglin is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Department Chair at the University of Kentucky, with joint appointments in the School of Medicine and the School of Public Health. Her work, principally focused in rural Southern Appalachia, addresses culture, power, and political economies; the intersections of gender, race, ethnicity, class, and (trans)nationality, globalization in health care and public health, environmental contamination and risks to health and livelihood. She has published many journal articles and most recently, contributed chapters to several edited volumes focused on women, health and globalization, in addition to her book, Women, Power and Dissent in the Hills of Carolina (2002).