4-0155
ANTHROPOLOGY AND LIFE ITSELF
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Sponsored By: AAA Executive Program Committee
Friday, November 16, 2012: 8:00 AM-11:45 AM

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This session would be of particular interest to:
Practicing and Applied Anthropologists, Students, Those involved in mentoring activities
Organizers:  Bhrigupati Singh (Brown University) and Clara Y Han (Johns Hopkins University)
Chairs:  Robert Desjarlais (Sarah Lawrence College)
Discussants:  Donna Haraway (University of California, Santa Cruz), Thomas Laqueur (University of California, Berkeley) and Kathleen C Stewart (The University of Texas at Austin)
8:00 AM
Electromagnetic Life
Stefan G Helmreich (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
8:30 AM
Guinea Pig 2.0: An Ethnography of Guinea Pig Lives and Deaths On YouTube
Maria Elena Garcia (University of Washington)
8:45 AM
Varying Thresholds and Intensities of Life
Bhrigupati Singh (Brown University)
9:00 AM
Life : An Anthropologist’s Manual 
Didier Fassin (Institute for Advanced Study)
9:15 AM
Discussant
Donna Haraway (University of California, Santa Cruz)
9:30 AM
Discussion
9:45 AM
Break
10:00 AM
Death and the Recreation of Life: Experiencing Cruelty
Veena Das (Johns Hopkins University)
10:15 AM
Life Beside Itself
Lisa M Stevenson (McGill University)
10:30 AM
Poiesis In Life and Death
Robert Desjarlais (Sarah Lawrence College)
10:45 AM
Life and the Experience of Law
Clara Y Han (Johns Hopkins University)
11:00 AM
Discussant
Kathleen C Stewart (The University of Texas at Austin)
11:15 AM
Discussant
Thomas Laqueur (University of California, Berkeley)
11:30 AM
Discussion