Saving Ourselves: Margaret Mead, Sexism, and Euphoria

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March 6 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Location: Lamb Room

Known for her groundbreaking research on gender and sexuality, one of Margaret Mead’s most enduring contributions to anthropology was the way she questioned the “naturalness” of sexism and gender relations among humans. Dr. Joyce Bennett will discuss the groundbreaking work of Margaret Mead and use examples from modern-day life to show how sexism is both studied and perpetrated by anthropologists. Finally, through a critical reading of Lily King’s Euphoria, Bennett will discuss the larger motives and personal journeys of anthropologists studying issues of gender and sexism, asking: can we ever know and understand the values and practices of one culture, when we do not examine the faults in our own?

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Date:
March 6
Time:
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Adult Programs
Phone:
203-594-5003
Email:
newsletter@newcanaanlibrary.org

Venue

Lamb Room
151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Phone:
2035945003