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Camilla Power, Morna Finnegan, Hilary Callan
Book Launch: ‘Human Origins: Contributions From Social Anthropology’
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 18:45
'Human Origins: Contributions from Social Anthropology' is an exciting new book edited by the all-woman team of Camilla Power, Morna Finnegan and Hilary Callan. Many will see the book as a refreshing development, ending the long-standing absence of social anthropologists from debates about human evolution. Signed copies of the book will be available, plus drinks and refreshments.
Evening class information
Our evening talks include discussion, are free and open to all.
Next evening class
Across Australia, Aboriginal myths say that during the Dreamtime, women held fire in their vaginas, hiding their firesticks whenever a man approached. The myths go on to say that one day, a male hero stole fire from women and handed it over to men. In this workshop, a number of different versions of the myth will be analyzed using the techniques developed by the founder of structural anthropology, Claude Levi-Strauss. We will explore whether such myths help us to reconstruct changes in gender relations across Australia in the distant past.