of the Mind
> The Graham School of
General Studies' summer session features:
the Revolution: Racial and National Consciousness
Anthropology lecturer Paul Ryer, AM'94, examines the effects
of the Marxist revolution on racial and national classifications
in present-day Cuba, asking what might be learned from a comprehensive,
historically situated, ethnographic study.
& Death: Microbes, Man, & Beast
José Quintáns, master of the Biological Sciences Collegiate
Division, discusses interactions between microbes and their
human and animal hosts from an evolutionary perspective, with
emphasis on plagues, AIDS, tuberculosis, and other major forms
Social sciences graduate student Mark Koops-Elson, AM'99, highlights
key issues and developments in 20th-century India through the
writings of Indian public intellectuals, including Gandhi, social
critic V. S. Naipaul, anthropologist Veena Das, and historian
Design and Global Cultures
Margaret E. Browning, AM'78, PhD'89, associate director of the
Franke Institute for the Humanities, asks how-in various cultures
using different languages--print cultures configure perception
and cognition compared with how multimedia organizes senses
and thought in cybercultures. She also examines the implications
of Web design for moral issues and political organizations.
on Urban Poverty in the U.S.
Sociology lecturer Charles Broughton, AM'97, reviews competing
theoretical perspectives on urban poverty and poverty policy
in America. Topics include deindustrialization, the femininization
of poverty, and American attitudes toward poverty.