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Friday November 22, 2013    1:45 PM-3:30 PM  

What is consciousness?  What does it mean to study consciousness as an anthropologist? Chaired by M. Diane Hardgrave of the College of Southern Nevada and organized by Bryan Rill of Florida State University,…

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Vintage Barber Shops: The Art of Manliness

Juan Landeros – California State University, Los Angeles

The U.S. Census Bureau noted that from 2008-2009 there was an 8% increase in new barber shops, one of the few growths noted despite a declining economy. Along with this growth, a wave of new,…

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The Human Microphone and Protest Sound Dimensions

Kristine Lawson – University of California, Santa Cruz

In September 2011, the people gathered in Zuccotti Park as a part of Occupy Wall Street called on the tried and true “anti” technology of call-and-repeat voice amplification known as the human…

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Yoga As Entrée to Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Medically Pluralistic Practices

Jacqueline M Siven – Florida International University

Yoga is practiced across the nation in fitness centers and private studios, with a significant market niche in clothing as well as celebrity proclamations of yoga’s effectiveness. Yoga practice and its…

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Fireside Meditations

Meghan Steel of University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, and Christopher D Lynn of University of Alabama

Fireside Meditations: the Induction of a Relaxation Response By Focused Attention On a Flickering Light and Novel Sound Phenomenon

The ability to control…

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AAA 2013 SAC Events

Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness’ Events, Panels, and Presentations at the 112th Annual Conference for the American Anthropological Association Thursday November 21, 2013



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Chicago Hilton: Grand Tradition Room

Friday November 22, 2013

1:45 PM-5:30 PM

 In the twenty first century sound seems to surround us everywhere, and music seems to be within reach of everyone. Sound emitting devices come in all sizes and in many forms,…

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Identity, Music Technology and The Nation-State In Yucatan, Mexico

Gabriela Vargas-Cetina PhD (Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan)

In Mexico national governments have tried, at least since the 1940s, to create a national identity that is deeply rooted in the arts and in what is nationally defined as ‘folklore’. Painting,…

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