Paul Stoller

Confronting CancerSAR Press PublicationConfronting Cancer: Metaphors, Advocacy, and AnthropologyIn this book, anthropologists examine the lived experiences of individuals confronting cancer and reveal the social context in which prevention and treatment may succeed or fail.
2006, April 30–May 4
Advanced SeminarCultural Perspectives on Cancer: From Metaphor to AdvocacyFrom expressions such as “the war on cancer” to “poverty as a cancerous blight,” cancer is steeped in metaphors. Anthropologists have spent the last few decades both creating and explicating these metaphors. Their work has examined cancer symbols and etiologies, concepts of risk, prevention and detection, treatment and healing, communication practices, the role of gender, and science's ability to progress in finding cancer genes, to name a few.
2004, October 28–29
Short SeminarWriting Culture Planning SeminarWhat is the current state of anthropological writing? How can it be improved, and what can be done to make it accessible to a broader audience? Nine anthropologists, two editors, and a fiction writer sought answers to these questions at the “Writing Culture Planning Seminar” held on October 28 and 29, 2004.
1995, May 7–11
Advanced SeminarEvery Picture Tells a Story: Visual Anthropology at the Crossroads
National Endowment for the Humanities Resident ScholarThe Politics of Sorcery in Songhay History

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