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The Body and the State: How the State Controls and Protects the Body

Event Date: 
February 10, 2011 - 18:00 - February 12, 2011 - 18:00

The Body and the State: How the State Controls and Protects the Body

February 10,11, and 12, 2011
John Tishman Auditorium
66 West 12th Street, NYC

Join over 35 distinguished experts in discussing the body as an international human rights arena in which many forces, such as religion, science, media, and the market struggle for control over policies that control our bodies.

We hope to illuminate how the often tacit assumptions about the "normal," "healthy," and "acceptable" body lead to policies which are, at their core, unjust.

Topics include the sexual body and behavior, religion, gender, citizenship, punishment, the impact of media, race and class, reproductive rights, sustaining and ending life, death, biology, illegal organ trade, genes and DNA ownership and use, prostitution, sex trafficking, and the pharmaceutical industry in an international/multicultural context.

Keynote: Didier Fassin, February 10, 6 P.M.

Featured Speakers: Elof Axel Carlson, Wendy Doniger, Joseph Fins, David Garland, Michele Goodwin, Bernard E. Harcourt, Paul W. Kahn, Siddharth Kara, Thomas Walter Laqueur, Afsaneh Najmabadi, Susie Orbach, Renata Salecl, Nancy Scheper-Hughes, Susan Schweik, Edward Stein, and Winnifred F. Sullivan.

Nonprofit tickets are only $15 for the full 3 days or $8 per session.
RSVP now to cps@newschool.edu and you may pay at the door.

Location:
John Tishman Auditorium, The New School
66 West 12th Street
New York City, NY
United States

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