For the Record: Storytelling and Conversating – an Evening with Zandria Robinson and Kiese Laymon.

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Join us for what promises to be a special evening. Zandria Robinson, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Rhodes College will be in dialogue with award-winning author Kiese Laymon. Robinson and Laymon, two Black Southerners, will discuss life, culture, history and other crucial elements of life in the South.

The Good Life/Ted Fischer

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Prof. Fischer’s book, The Good Life: Aspiration, Dignity, and the Anthropology of Wellbeing (Stanford University Press, 2014), analyzes notions of wellbeing in different cultural contexts.  It examines how middle-class consumers in Germany and farmers in Guatemala use the market in pursuit of the “good life” and define wellbeing beyond material standards of living. Ted Fischer is Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Center for Latin American Studies at Vanderbilt University.

Anthropology & Sociology

Welcome to the Department of Anthropology and Sociology web site. Our department combines the two disciplines of Anthropology and Sociology, offering students an opportunity to learn how to interpret and explain the structural and environmental forces that influence human action and that have resulted in myriad cultural forms.

By studying the theory and method of the two academic fields, majors are able to understand the society in which they live and their actions as social and cultural beings. They also come to appreciate alternative cultural ways of being in the world.

Gender and Sexuality Studies Student Symposium

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The twelfth annual Symposium on Gender and Sexuality Studies will take place Wednesday, March 25 from 3:15-7:30 pm in Blount Auditorium. The event will showcase students' scholarly and creative work in many disciplines, including English, Sociology, Film Studies, Art History, and Religious Studies. Refreshments will be served.

 

Presentation and Discussion by Visibility Project Artist Mia Nakano

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Mia Nakano, lead artist of the Visibility Project, will give a presentation and discussion about the project, which is a national portrait and video collection dedicated to the Queer Asian American Women and Trans* community. Over the past eight years, more than 130 people from Honolulu, Hawaii to Baltimore, Maryland have participated.
Free and open to the public, Nakano's presentation will take place from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in Hyde Hall of the Catherine Burrow Refectory on campus. Attendees are welcome to bring a lunch.

Memphis is one of seven cities in the South the Visibility Project is touring in November. For more information, contact Dr. Evelyn Perry, assistant professor of anthropology and sociology, at perrye@rhodes.edu or (901) 843-3934.

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