Culture Against Life: Bodily Affliction, Transnational Governance, and the Limits of the Human in the Gran Chaco
Lucas Bessire, Postdoctoral Fellow, Mellon/ACLS Recent Doctoral Recipients Fellowship Program, and SAR Visiting Research Associate
Colloquium, SAR Boardroom
Wednesday, December 15, 2010, 12:00–1:00 pm
The relationship between the global politics of culture and new bodily afflictions among the Ayoreo-speaking people of the Gran Chaco is discussed. This presentation also examines the novel forms of governance and agency that have been mobilized around the vulnerable bodies of this recently contacted South American people.