2007 COSAL: Prose Reading: Salma (audio)

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2007 COSAL: Keynote Address (audio)
history conference posterThe Norman Cutler Conference on South Asian Literature (COSAL) honors the life and work of the late Norman Cutler, former Professor of Tamil in the Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations. Keynote Address by A.R. Venkatachalapathy, History and Literary Historiography, Madras Institute of Development Studies. Co-sponsored by the U
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"Ecology, Human Rights, and Large Dam Projects in South Asia"
Kathleen Morrison is Professor, Department of Anthropology; Director, Center for International Studies, The University of Chicago. There is little doubt that climate change, deforestation, erosion, and the unequal distribution of natural resources around the globe are of pressing importance everywhere, but these problems are perhaps most acute in Asia, home to 64 percent of the world’s population. Much of this population (1 and 1.3 billion, respectively) is concentrated in India and China, tw
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"Growth, Poverty and Economic Development" - Session 2 of "Poverty & Growth: Reflections on Latin Am
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"Growth: Evidence and Sources" - Session 1 of "Poverty & Growth: Reflections on Latin America"
nicolini posterA three-part workshop with Professor Juan Pablo Nicolini, Winter Tinker Visiting Professor, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella. Sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies
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"A Folding Chair, an Easy-Chair or a Director's Chair for Indian Philosophy? An Examination of the V
A talk by Ashok Aklujkar, Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia. From the South Asia Seminar.
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"Dying to Win: On the Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism"
wbh logoRobert Pape is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Program on International Security Policy at the University of Chicago. Presented in collaboration with the 2nd Annual Joint Threat Anticipation Center Workshop. From the World Beyond the Headlines Series.
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Ahmed Kathrada on his "Memoirs"
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“Realizing Human Rights: Access to HIV/AIDS Medication and the Role of Civil Society in South Afri
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Nuclear explosives: the technology of destruction
Lecturer, writer and editor, Rick Marshall talks about how explosives are made and what to do if they're detonated.
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"The Prospects for Transatlantic Relations at the Beginning of the President’s Second Term"
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"The Weakness of the State in Latin America"
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"NAFTA & Mexico: Ten Years Later"
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"Venezuela: A Proposed Social Charter of the Americas"
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"Global Chicago, pt. 5"
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"Global Chicago, pt. 4"
wbh logoA talk by Ron Grossman, Chicago Tribune urban correspondent. In collaboration with The Global Chicago Center of The Chicago Council on Foreign Relations. From the World Beyond the Headlines Series.
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"Reform in the Arab World: A Journalist's Perspective"
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Naci Koru: "The Future of Transatlantic Alliances"
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Wim Wenders on his vision for "Alice in the Cities"
Director Wim Wenders on how restoring "Alice in the Cities" allowed him to realize his original dream of releasing the film in 1:1.66 frame. See “Alice in the Cities” and other newly restored Wenders films at MoMA: http://bit.ly/1Fpg9Ss
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Learning outcomes

After studying this unit you should be able:

  • define social construction and social constructionism.


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