Margaret Mead

Continuing Controversies Conference 6 April 2001, New York, New York

This year, on the centenary of Mead's birth, Barnard College is proud to sponsor a celebrator conference that assembles some of today's most accomplished scholars in anthropology. Like Mead's, their work allows them to engage in today's most pressing social issues as both academic critics and public advocates. The panelists will challenge assumptions about race and class; chart the ever-changing landscape of gender politics; delineate the roles and responsibilities of the public intellectual; explore the visual media's impact on culture; and debunk the supposed neutrality of scientific paradigms, especially as it relates to reproductive health. The range, academic rigor, and activist potential of these inquiries testify to the enduring significance and controversies of Mead's astounding career. Panelists include: Elaine Charnov, Faye Ginsburg, Micaela di Leonardo, Nancy Lutkehaus, Emily Martin, Marcyliena Morgan, Esther Newton, and Rayna Rapp. Virginia Gildersleeve Visiting Professor Mary Catherine Bateson will provide concluding remarks. Registration begins at 9 AM in Barnard Hall Lobby (117th Street and Broadway). The conference begins at 10 AM,
and is FREE and open to the public. To RSVP, please call 212.854.2067.

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Organized by: Barnard Center for Research on Women


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