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November 16, 2017
12:15pm to 1:45pm
Haines 352 Reading Room

Ayse Parla, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Sabanci University, and Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton)


Salih Can Acikoz, UCLA Anthropology
Zeynep Korkman, UCLA Gender Studies

“The Complicity of Hope: A Conversation about Political (Im)possibility and Power in Turkey”

Please read Parla’s short piece about hope in advance.

CPSC is concerned with a broad range of issues in sociocultural anthropology. As the name of the group suggests, we are particularly interested in how the workings of culture, and of different forms of power and inequality, play out in the contemporary world. And behind these two issues are questions of social change, that is, of the ways in which the rapidly changing world of today impacts people’s lives, and in turn, how people in different circumstances seek to bring about change in the world. CPSC I hosts talks by both in-house faculty members and visiting post-doctoral and faculty level scholars; CPSC II hosts talks by advanced graduate students. All CPSC events are open only to UCLA faculty, students, and invited guests.