Presented by Nave Visiting Scholar Clara Han, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Johns Hopkins University
How do children learn death? And how are the dead present to children? What might children teach us about the ways in which life is made and remade? In this paper, I explore these questions as they emerged in a complex of conditions - urban poverty, police occupation, and neighborhood feuds - in a low-income neighborhood in Santiago, Chile. Through an extended case study of a single child and her enmeshment in relationships, I revisit the idea of loss as that which can be "experienced": I ask how a child's hearing of her dead father can reveal how loss is not only experienced, but also inexperienced. That is, how the echoes of loss may be registered in affects that are present, but separate, as if in an adjacent world.
Clara Han is a core faculty member of the Critical Global Health seminar series, an interdisciplinary seminar between Anthropology, History, History of Medicine at the School of Medicine; International Health and Health, Behavior and Society at the School of Public Health. She also has an appointment at the School of Public Health in the Dept. of Health, Behavior, and Society. Additionally, she serves on the Board of Directors of The Program for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality, and on the Advisory Council of the Program in Latin American Studies.
Co-Sponsored by LACIS, the Nave Visiting Scholar Program, the Department of Gender and Women's Studies and the AnthroCircle.
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