Selfhood, Affect, Ontology
Monday, February 28, 2011
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.
A reception will precede the meeting at 6:00 pm