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The Gender of the Number, the Gender of the Card: On the (Im)materiality of Governance and Biometric Identity in India

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The Gender of the Number, the Gender of the Card: 

On the (Im)materiality of Governance and Biometric Identity in India

Lawrence Cohen

Join us for a lecture featuring Lawrence Cohen, Professor of Anthropology and South and Southeast Asian Studies at UC Berkeley.

TIME: 4 pm
DATE: March 5, 2014
PLACE: Public Policy 2355

Lawrence Cohen is a Professor in Anthropology and South and Southeast Asian Studies and the co-director of the Medical Anthropology Program. His research in South Asia has included the following: aging, postcoloniality, and rhetorics of family decline; Ayurveda and its contemporary transformations; the popular folklore of Ganesh; and AIDS prevention and the emergence of kothi identities. His award-winning book No Aging in India: Alzheimers, the Bad Family, and Other Modern Things, appeared in 1998. He is currently writing a book on homosexuality, politics, and commodity aesthetics, and on renal transplantation, the Indian market in organs, and the relation of the operation to modernity and development more generally.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014
4:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Los Angeles, 2355 Public Affairs Building

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