[Blackstudies-l] SAVE THE DATE: Cultural Harmony Keynote address is on MONDAY, October 19th, at 2:30 in the the Ballroom

Maria Lima lima at geneseo.edu
Fri Apr 17 23:52:36 EDT 2015


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> Revisiting Transculturation: the Emperor's New Clothes
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>>>> A.   Lynn Bolles
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>>>> Women’s Studies University of Maryland College Park
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>>>> “Nothing is Destructible: Things merely change forms”
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>>>> Zora Neale Hurston, *Dust Tracks on the Road” *(p. 226)
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>>>> Our world is forever evolving in all kinds of ways from shifts in
>>>> geography and landscapes to the ways we as members of groups observe,
>>>> engage and contemplate these changes.  I argue that our own understanding
>>>> of social, economic and political shifts is also on the move destabilizing
>>>> binaries, making cultural contexts variable in practice and uneasy to
>>>> pinpoint using old criteria.  This presentation looks at a number of events
>>>> in a handful of cultures and societies to illustrate how things merely
>>>> change forms in new contexts.
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>>>> SHORT BIO:
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> Lynn Bolles, Ph.D. (1981) Rutgers University, is a Professor in the
>>>> Department of Women’s Studies and an affiliate faculty member in
>>>> Anthropology, African American Studies, Comparative Literature and American
>>>> Studies at the University of Maryland College Park*.  *She is the
>>>> author of five books that focus on women, work and political economy in the
>>>> English-speaking Caribbean, and recently was Co-Guest Editor of *Caribbean
>>>> Studies*.  Dr. Bolles is the author of over 75 book chapters and
>>>> articles in refereed journals such as *American Anthropologist,
>>>> American Ethnologist, Transforming Anthropology, Caribbean Quarterly,
>>>> Caribbean Studies*, *SIGNS, *and *Women’s Review of Books*
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>>>> In 2010, Lynn Bolles was a Visiting Professor at the University of the
>>>> West Indies, Cave Hill (Barbados).  Bolles is a past president of the
>>>> Caribbean Studies Association (1997-98), The Association for Feminist
>>>> Anthropology (2001-03) and the Society for the Anthropology of North
>>>> America (SANA) in 2009-11.  She was elected to the Cultural Seat of the
>>>> Executive Board of the American Anthropological Association (2012-15).
>>>> Lynn Bolles received the 2013 Association of Black Anthropologists “ABA
>>>> Legacy” award for outstanding mentorship, contributions to anthropology and
>>>> unswerving service to the ABA.
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>>>> On a personal note, Lynn Bolles and husband, Dr. Jim Walsh are parents
>>>> of two sons, Shane, a 4rd year doctoral student in Maryland’s American
>>>> Studies Department, and Robeson, a graduate of St. Joseph’s Univ. (PA) and
>>>> currently a non-paid intern at the Smithsonian’s Museum of African Art.
>>>> Lynn Bolles is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc and the
>>>> Cottager’s Inc of Martha’s Vineyard.
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>>>> Her current work is an intellectual history project “The Voice and Face
>>>> of Black Women Anthropologists.”
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