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The Peggy Downes Baskin Ethics Lecture: Lisa Jean Moore, “Among the Missing: Operations in Recovering Bodies”
October 19, 2011 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm | Stevenson Fireside Lounge
Lisa Jean Moore, medical sociologist and Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at Purchase College, State University of New York, will present a talk based on her recent book Missing Bodies: The Politics of Visibility. We know more about the physical body—how it begins, how it responds to illness, even how it decomposes—than ever before. Yet not all bodies are created equal, some bodies clearly count more than others, and some bodies are not recognized at all. By examining the cultural politics at work in disappearances and inclusions of the physical body Prof. Moore shows how the social, medical and economic consequences of visibility can reward or undermine privilege in society.
The Peggy Downes Baskin Ethics Lecture is a lively forum for the discussion and exploration of ethics-related challenges in human endeavors.