2. THE SPANISH CONQUEST (2/05/04) As previously noted, I will cover some material in lectures that is not in the readings. Students are responsible for class material. There is a tremendous literature on the initial conquest of the Americas, we can only c
New Reproductive Technologies
Read: Inhorn, Quest for conception: Gender, infertility, and Egyptian medical traditions
Rapp: Constructing amniocentesis: Maternal and medical discourses
Cussins: Ontological choreography: Agency for women patients in an inf
April 15, 2004
Goodrum, Umberson, Anderson: The Batterers View of the Self and
Others in Domestic Violence. Hutter 325-340
Johnson and Ferraro: Research on Domestic Violence in the 1990s:
Making Distinctions. Skolnick 493-51
Health, Disease and Healing in the Larger Social Context III
April 19, 2012
Read: Farmer 95-176
How do we evaluate health cross-culturally?
Basic assumptions: economic development, progress and optimal health go
together, always considered to be goa
1) Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia had been French colonies since late 19th century.
2) Anti-colonial resistance increased by WWII.
Leader of resistance was Ho Chi Minh communist & nationalist.
Debate about how communist he was
He admired George
3.987 - Human Origins and Evolution
Stone Technology -
1) Methods of fracturing and shaping of stone for artifact manufacture
abrading (grinding, polishing, drilling)
3. LAS CASAS AND THE GREAT DEBATE (2/10/04)
Bartolom de las Casas was most famous defender of the Indians.
Challenges to historical understanding: to truly grasp his point of view and his rhetoric; to
get past layers of myth and hagiography; to try to und
5. THE COLOMBIAN EXCHANGE (2/19/04)
(Students present reports on organisms they have chosen to study.)
For each crop, animal species, weed, or illness, one has to consider: How did it spread?
with or without human help? What was its specific value or cont
15. WAR AND CAPTIVITY
IN COLONIAL NEW ENGLAND (4/01/04)
Guns and war
New England colonies full record. Different aspects much studied.
With Indians, much on war, captivity.
Settler colonies like New England worldwide have bad record of harming native
11. DISCUSS THE JESUIT RELATIONS (3/11/04)
What seem to have been the goals of publishing the Relations? How might the goals
have shaped, even distorted what wrote?
How are the Relations structured? What are the characteristic events? What are the high
transgender let's start with a question that Anick Prieur asked: what aspects of gender/sexuality are "problematized" in a society - particularly meaningful and therefore most under surveillance, scrutiny, critical observation - morally laden, and thus ei
recall Anne Fausto-Sterling: about 1 in 2000 infants born with ambiguous genetalia and
1 in 400, 5 sex-related characteristics do not correspond neatly according to binary model
other ways of conceiving gender/sexualities
first, I want to underscore the point that not only are identity categories oversimplified,
individual identities are not necessarily stable may not plot on graph as single dot
this is why anthropologists like W
weve been looking at intersections between the so-called public/private spheres
social reproduction happens in these intersections as does the formation of gender as a
mode of social reproduction
working class masculinity/femininity profes
14. DISCUSS WILLIAM CRONON'S CHANGES IN THE LAND, TAYLOR CHAPS. 8&9. (3/30/04) New England colonization, economy, and ecology We are not going to discuss Virginia and Chesapeake colonies much. Important to read Taylor. Had high death rate. Plantation econ
Introduction to Concepts
Multiple meanings: here we are interested in individual and social identity
Related terms: self, I, person, personality
The French philosopher Derrida maintains that any identity is constructed in
relation to dif