Department of Anthropology Malinowski Lecture 2009
Date: Thursday 7 May 2009
Venue: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House
Speaker: Dr Joshua Barker
Chair: Professor Chris Fuller
Anthropologists often use key figures, such as the street tough, the child witch, and the flâneur, as a means to elucidate, personify, and critique underlying dynamics of social and cultural transformation. It is a method that is widely used, but seldom scrutinised. In this lecture Joshua Barker uses examples from his research in the slums of Bandung, Indonesia, to argue that this method can make a powerful contribution to a comparative anthropology of urban marginality.
Joshua Barker is associate professor in the Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto.
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