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In Conversation with Lawrence Cohen

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, November 11, 2020. 05:30 PM
Meeting Location: 
Zoom
Workshop: 
Medical Humanities
Meeting Description: 

Lawrence Cohen is a professor in anthropology and South and Southeast Asian studies and the co-director of the Medical Anthropology Program. His research in South Asia has included the following: aging, postcoloniality, and rhetorics of family decline; Ayurveda and its contemporary transformations; the popular folklore of Ganesh; and AIDS prevention and the emergence of kothi identities. His award-winning book No Aging in India: Alzheimers, the Bad Family, and Other Modern Things, appeared in 1998. He is currently writing a book on homosexuality, politics, and commodity aesthetics, and on renal transplantation, the Indian market in organs, and the relation of the operation to modernity and development more generally.

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