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Highlights of American Anthropological Assoc. meeting

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Fast Food Slow Food: Anthropologists have a history of conducting work on food and food systems. Here they discuss fast food and slow food as two visions of the future. (45.45 p.m.)

Do That Voodoo You Do So Well: In their various forms, voodoo offers expressive performance under repressive conditions. They fulfill mystical contracts, salute sacred times and places and pay tribute to the souls of the recently dead and to ancestors. (4-5.45 p.m.)

Friday

Brown v.Board at 50: Race, Science and the New Segregation: 2004 marks the 50th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education. Half a century later, a new segregation has taken root, and is growing. It stems from recent immigration. (8 9.45 a.m.)

Women and Work: new ways to examine and discuss women. (8-11.45 a.m.)

Violence in Contemporary Japan. Discussions about verbal abuse, harrassment, family based eldercare, violence against homeless people and violence on trains. (8-11.45 a.m.)

Sahrawi and Afghan Refugee Youth and Prolonged Forced Migration: four papers on research of older children and youth, a population that has been largely ignored. (10.15-Noon)

Offshoring White-Collar and Professional Work: How the shift of jobs overseas affects the lives, languages and perspectives of workers from America and India. (10.15-Noon)

Health Issues Among Latinos in the US: this panel addresses cultural diversity and health disparities. (10.15-Noon)

What's All the Fuss About Same-Sex Marriage? A roundtable discussion asks what are the myths about marriage, family and civilization that fueled the attack. (1.45-3.30 p.m.)

New Perspectives in Biocultural Studies of Health: Biological anthropologists discuss recent field research on health in different parts of the world, from pre-birth, infancy to old age(4-5.45p.m)

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12-Oct-2004


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