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Ritual Possession as Public Rhetoric in the Himalayas of North India

Hyde Hall, Incubator Room Chapel Hill, NC

You are cordially invited to a talk by Dr. Aftab S. Jassal (Duke University). "Ritual Possession as Public Rhetoric in the Himalayas of North India" Wed., January 27th , 3:30 pm Hyde Hall, Incubator Room   Dr. Jassal is a postdoctoral fellow at Duke … Continued

Casting Religion and Sexing Gender in South India

FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1009 301 Pittsboro St., Chapel Hill, NC

Lecture presented by Lucinda Ramburg, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Feminist, Sexuality and Gender Studies at Cornell. How are the politics of caste, gender, religion and sexuality entangled in contemporary India?  How are they inhabited by Dalit women?  This talk draws on … Continued

Women and Animals: Culinary Dilemmas and Karmic Entanglement

FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1009 301 Pittsboro St., Chapel Hill, NC

Late sixteenth-century China witnessed a surge in the popularity of the Buddhist practice of buying animals and then setting them free. Releasing life, as it was called, could be practiced informally or as part of highly elaborate releasing-life ceremonies organized … Continued

Goodness beyond Melodrama: Compassionate Awareness in Ozu’s Tokyo Story

Hyde Hall, University Room Chapel Hill, NC

Tokyo Story (1953), the most famous film in Ozu Yasuji's so-called "Noriko triology" and regularly ranked first among the top-ten greatest films of all time, is based loosely on Leo McCrarey's 1937 American melodrama, Make Way for Tomorrow. An elderly … Continued

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