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Selfhood, Affect, Ontology


for Members

Selfhood, Affect, Ontology

Monday, February 28, 2011

Wenner-Gren Foundation, 470 Park Avenue South, 8th Fl

Presented By

Presented by the Anthropology Section


This essay has three key themes: ontology (what kinds of beings there are in the world); affect (cognitive and corporal attunements to such entities); and selfhood (relatively reflexive centers of attunement). To explore these themes, it focuses on women’s care for chickens among speakers of Q’eqchi’-Maya living in the cloud-forests of highland Guatemala.


Paul Kockleman

Columbia University

A reception will precede the meeting at 6:00 pm