What’s Love Got to Do with It?: Black Women’s Perspectives on Marriage and Divorce in Rural Northeast Brazil

October 15 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Location

Social Work Building, 1255 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027, Room C06

Event Organizer

Columbia Population Research Center
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Website:
https://cupop.columbia.edu/events/seminar-series/cprc-seminars

FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC; IN-PERSON REGISTRATION REQUIRED; LIVESTREAM AVAILABLE HERE: https://livestream.com/columbiassw/events/8852467

CPRC Seminar

with
MELANIE A. MEDEIROS
Associate Professor of Anthropology
SUNY – Geneseo

Sponsored by
Columbia Population Research Center

Register here for in-person attendance; livestream registration link forthcoming

About the Seminar
At this CPRC seminar, medical anthropologist Melanie Medeiros (bio) will discuss her recently published ethnography about intimate relations and divorce in Northeast Brazil. In it she depicts the voices and experiences of rural, working-class women of African descent, helping us see how their lives are shaped both by their own strivings and by forces as diverse as telenovelas and ecotourism. “Her work represents a valuable contribution to the emerging anthropology of divorce as well as to work on emotion, gender, race, class, companionate marriage, social suffering, and even the anthropology of tourism,” writes Jennifer Hirsch of Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health, who co-directs the CPRC.