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CLSC Co-Sponsored Event: Mary Weismantel: “Seeing the Sex in Moche Sex Pots”

Event Date: 
Tuesday, May 10, 2011

CLSC Co-Sponsored Event:
Mary Weismantel: “Seeing the Sex in Moche Sex Pots”

3:30 to 5:00 PM, SBSG 3323

Mary Weismantel (Northwestern University, Anthropology) is one of the foremost anthropologists working at the intersections of gender, race, exchange, and materiality in the Andes.  She has written on food (Food, Gender and Poverty in the Ecuadorian Andes), adoption, ancient ceramics, and contemporary popular culture.  Her latest book (Cholas and Pishtacos: Stories of Race and Sex in the Andes) is concerned with the persistence and present-day fluidity of racial hierarchies in the Andes, especially as they are expressed in racist depictions of Andean market women and in fears of whites’ exploitation of indigenous peoples.  Her recent work addresses the relationship between humans and animals and the reproduction of history and bodies as evidenced in pre-Columbian material culture.

This event is sponsored by the Center for Ethnography, the Departments of Anthropology and Women’s Studies, and the Center in Law, Society and Culture.  Light refreshments will be provided.  Please RSVP to cethno@uci.edu.  A flyer for the event can be found here.