Abdellah Hammoudi: "Giving and Receiving of Yeast: How to Keep Opposed Identities together"
In his lecture, âGiving and Receiving of Yeast: How to Keep Opposed Identities togetherâ?, Prof. Abdellah Hammoudi reflects on accommodation of difference through the analysis of a cyclical celebration. The celebration analyzed takes place in 1950âs Morocco. The opposition between identities appears to be amenable to moderation through reflexivity immanent to practice; and equality in rights does not require universal similarity, but the building of common autochthony with recognition of universal heterogeneity. Professor Hammoudi is professor of anthropology in the Department of Anthropology at Princeton University. His research focuses on religion, colonialism, symbols of power, ethnography and theory, and on Islam, Middle East, and North Africa.
Location: 219 Aaron Burr Hall
Date/Time: 10/20/11 at 4:30 pm - 10/20/11 at 6:00 pm