Highlights of American Anthropological Assoc. meeting

45 p.m.)

Food, Ritual and Home: Food rituals around the world with festive Mexican feasts, African presentations of tea and coffee, American family dinners, church teas. (4-5.45 p.m.)

Parenting in Modern Times: These papers are part of a research effort at Berkeley and Emory Sloan Foundation Centers studying working families in the U.S. (6-7.30 p.m.)

Aging and Projects of Modernity: How aging in Japan, China and India is changing to become closer to how people imagine it in the "West". (6-7.45 p.m)

Cure Claims and Clinical Trials: Global Pharmaceuticals in the 21st Century : Examination of current cure claims in countries throughout the world. (67.45 p.m.)

New Writing Systems: Indigenous peoples and minority groups are developing new writing systems for their languages. (Wednesday 6-7.45 p.m.)


Islam, Health and the Body: Science and Religion in the Modern Muslim World: With advances in science and technology, traditional Islamic beliefs and practices are challenged. Islamic notions are also compromised when Muslims move to non-Muslim countries. Differences between Sunni and Shi'a responses. (8-11.45 a.m.).

Witnessing Witchcraft: The ethics of studying witchcraft. How should anthropologists respond when people are accused of witchcraft, illegal but deeply believed by the community? With Nancy Scheper-Hughes. (8-11.45.a.m.)

Exploring the Intersection of Race, Human Variation and Health. Assumptions and misconceptions of what is meant by "race" underlie most health research. This session asks "how are race and human variation related to health?" (10.15-Noon)

Anthropology Beyond Bagdad: A Roundtable Discussion. (1.45-3.30 p.m.)

The Anthropology of Crisis in the Middle East: Presenters discuss the dangers they personally encounter in the field violence, terror, illegality and ethical dil

Contact: Ghita Levine
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