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March 8, 2014

Second City Anthropology Conference

Sponsors: UIC's Department of Anthropology, IRRPP, Office of the Vice-Provost of Undergraduate Affairs,
                Graduate College, Honors College, Office of the Vice Chancelor for Academic Affairs, Latino Cultural Center,
                College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Gender & Women's Studies
Keynote Speaker: Mary Aglin, University of Kentucky

When: Monday March 8, 8 am
Where: UIC Lecture Center A, 601 S Morgan St

Series: cosponsored Co-Sponsored

Difference, Disruption, and Resilience: Inquiries in the Anthropology of Change

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.

Keynote address at 5:00 PM: Mary Anglin, PH.D., M.P.H.

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).


This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. See the conference's website for more details.