How Fossil Fuel Use Became Unsustainable

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Simon Pirani

How Fossil Fuel Use Became Unsustainable

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 18:45

Anthropology is not just the study of 'other people' - Western culture and society is included, too. This talk by one of the world's leading specialists will explain the shocking history of fossil fuel consumption in the industrialized world, focusing on the second part of the last century.

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Chris Knight

Did Matriarchy Ever Exist?
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 18:45
Daryll Forde Seminar Room, Anthropology Building, 14 Taviton Street, London WC1H 0BW. Tube: Euston Square. map

This lecture will discuss myths of matriarchy, which are found all over the world. Is there any truth in the idea that women once exercised political power over men? Many feminists have dismissed such stories as ideological narratives invented simply to justify men's rule. These scholars argue that biology prevents women from exercising real political power, that sexism prevails everywhere and that patriarchy has always existed. There will be discussion of the ethnographic, archaeological and genetic evidence for and against these ideas.