【場所】 東京大学駒場第一キャンパス １８号館４階コラボレーション・ルーム３
この度、Charles L. Briggs教授ならびにClara Mantini-Briggs博士をおむかえしての講演会を、東京大学東洋文化研究所セミナーとの共催で催すこととなりました。
"Vampire Bats and a "Monster Disease": Indigenous Leadership Joins
Linguistic and Medicinal Anthropology Diagnosing an Epidemic"
Charles L. Briggs, PhD, and Clara Mantini-Briggs, MD MPH
"Vampire Bats and a Mysterious Epidemic: Indigenous Leadership,Medicine, Anthropology, and Death in the Rainforest”
Charles L. Briggs, PhD and Clara Mantini-Briggs, MD MPH
In July of 2008, University of California, Berkeley anthropologist
Charles L. Briggs and Venezuelan public health physician Clara Mantini-Briggs were recruited by indigenous leaders to diagnose and document an epidemic of an unknown, 100% fatal disease in a Venezuelan rainforest. Charting encounters with a frightening disease, racial inequality, the international press, and the hostility of a pro-poor, pro-indigenous revolutionary state, the talk explores how anthropological modes of knowledge production intersected with vernacular healing, indigenous narr
ative and rhetorical forms, and epidemiology, in producing new ways of understanding the world and providing valuable perspectives on intractable problems.
■Charles L. Briggs is the Alan Dundes Distinguished Professor in the
Department of Anthropology of the University of California, Berkeley.
His publications include Learning How to Ask, Voices of Modernity (with
Richard Bauman), Stories in the Time of Cholera (with Clara Mantini-Briggs), and Po?ticas de vida en espacios de muerte. He is currently researching cultural models of mobility, circulation, and communication; narrative representations of violence; global health and indigenous knowledge practices; and, in Cuba, Venezuela, and the United States, how media representations shape the politics of health.
■Clara Mantini-Briggs, MD MPH was trained as a physician in Venezuela and received public health degrees from the Universidad Central de Venezuela and the Johns Hopkins University. After working with the Ministry of Health with indigenous populations in Amazonas and Delta Amacuro State, she served as National Director of the Dengue Fever Program. She is co-author of Stories in the Time of Cholera, which won the J. I. Staley and Bryce Wood Awards, and numerous articles. She teaches in the De
partment of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley.