Monday, February 12, 2007

Don't forget: Religious Studies colloquium this week

The Department of Religious Studies
Brown Bag Lunch Colloquium Series
University of Pittsburgh


Joseph S. Alter
Professor of Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh

“Islamic Cosmopolitanism:
Hakim Mohammed Said and the Society for
the Promotion of Eastern Medicine”

Wednesday, February 14, 2007
12:00 PM
2628 Cathedral of Learning

Coffee and cookies provided

Dr. Alter is a sociocultural anthropologist whose area of interest is South Asia. His research is in the field of medical anthropology on topics of physical fitness, public health, social psychology, and the relationship between health, culture, and politics broadly defined.
His most recent book, Yoga in Modern India: The Body between Science and Philosophy (Princeton University Press, 2006), received the Coomaraswamy Book Prize for best English language book on a South Asian subject by the South Asia Council, Association for Asian Studies. He is also author of Knowing Dil Das: Stories of a Himalayan Hunter (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2000),
Gandhi's Body: Sex, Diet and the Politics of Nationalism (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2000) and The Wrestlers Body: Identity and Ideology in North India (University of California Press, 1992).

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