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Cotsen Friday Seminar Series: Sexual Effects:Postcolonial and Queer Prospectives on the Archaeology of Sexuality

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Sexual Effects: Postcolonial and Queer Perspectives on the Archaeology of Sexuality Dr. Barbara Voss, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology Stanford University

What Friday Seminar
When May 07, 2012
from 04:00 pm to 06:00 pm
Where Fowler Museum Bldg., Room A222
Contact Name Catherine Pratt
Contact Email
Contact Phone 310-825-4169
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This talk reflects on a collaborative project that seeks to bring postcolonial studies and queer theory to bear on the archaeology of colonialism. Incorporating archaeological research on prehistoric, classical, and modern empires across the globe, this project demonstrates that the materiality of sexuality to develop new archaeological vantage points on the intimate encounters of empire. My own research on Overseas Chinese settlements in 19th century California provide one example of how the weight of imperial institutions bore down hard on the affective relationships of those subject to colonial rule, and how subaltern communities responded to these conditions with creativity.

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