Anthropology Speaker Series

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"Facing the Mask: Some Anthropological Reflections"

Emma Tarlo

Emeritus Professor of Anthropology

Goldsmiths, University of London


Over a period of one year, a small piece of cloth has become a ubiquitous feature of our daily lives, challenging our visual and communicative norms, mediating our interactions with others, and reversing the tenets of social behaviour. Covering the face, which has been critiqued and regulated in American and European contexts in years past, has now become a moral obligation. In this public presentation and discussion, Dr. Emma Tarlo will introduce some the personal and political issues that revolve around the face mask and explore our multifaceted relationships with it.


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Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 3:30pm to 5:00pm

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Academics, College of Arts and Sciences




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