Duke University Professor Orin Starn casts his anthropological eye on two topics most academics wouldn't touch: celebrity scandal and golf.
By dissecting the social, economic and political strands of "Tigergate," Starn's book The Passion of Tiger Woods: An Anthropologist Reports on Golf, Race, and Celebrity Scandal gets at the heart of American culture in the 21st Century.
Duke University Professor Orin Starn answers questions about his new book "The Passion of Tiger Woods" and American golf culture during a live "Office Hours" conversation January 26, 2012. Duke alumnus and PGA golfer Joe Ogilvie comments in a video via Skype. Moderating the conversation is David Jarmul, associate vice president of news and communications at Duke. Learn more at http://www.dukeofficehours.com and http://www.dukeupress.edu/Catalog/ViewProduct.php?productid=49086&viewby=author&lastname=Starn&firstname=Orin&middlename=&sort=newest.
Two world-renowned historians reflect on the role of the historian in their respective societies and their own involvements in national and local debates around historical truth, political identity, and social reform.
Africa's Place-in-theWorld: James Ferguson and Achille Mbembe in Conversatio. The Concilium on Southern Africa is extremely pleased to announce an upcoming public conversation between distinguished scholars James Ferguson, Department of Anthropology, Stanford University and Achille Mbembe, Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. Anne-Maria Makhulu from Duke Univeristy will be the moderator.