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Kenneth Kidd Lecture Series Features Renowned Anthropologists

The Kenneth Kidd Lecture Series, presented by the Department of Anthropology at Trent University, will continue with renowned social anthropologist Dr. David R. Moore on Thursday, December 8, 2005.

Dr. Moore's talk, "How Can Anthropology Contribute to Helping the Poor in a Post-Modern World?" will nuances the development-discourse deconstruction debate with field data from poverty studies in Guyana, Nepal and Mauritius.

The ethnographic data provide indigenous concepts of development and poverty and can be used by anthropologists to learn lessons about how to consult with people who are targeted for receiving a development project or improved government services, and to rethink current development discourse deconstruction theories.

Dr. Moore is from Britain and holds degrees from LSE and Oxford. He has conducted ethnographic fieldwork in Peru and Bolivia and has conducted about 60 short and medium-term consultancies. He has 17 years of experience working as a social anthropologist, principally in social sector development.

The next talk in the Kenneth Kidd Lecture Series will take place on Thursday, January 19, 2006 and will feature Prof. Kostalena Michelaki, assistant professor of Anthropology at McMaster University.

Prof. Michelaki's talk is titled, "Uncovering the Logic of Technological Decision-making in Prehistoric S.W. Calabria Italy."

Both lectures will begin at 3 p.m. in Otonabee College, room 109.

The lecture series is named for the late Kenneth E. Kidd, first chair of Trent's Anthropology Department. Lectures in this series are given by visiting guests, Trent faculty and Research Fellows, and graduate students in Anthropology. All members of Trent and the Peterborough community are most welcome. The lectures continue until April.

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Posted November 28, 2005


































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