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The final part of Miller’s talk will consider the stragegies devised by the civil rights movement within Maine as well new directions in social transformation pursued by the contemporary African American community.
An expert in late imperial and early modern Chinese history, she is the author of several books including “Agricultural Change and the Peasant Economy of South China,” “Chinese Society in the Eighteenth Century” and “Education and Literacy in Ch’ing China” as well as the editor of “Death Ritual in Late Imperial and Modern China.”
A consultant for “Struggles in Steel: The History of African-American Steelworkers,” a documentary film to be released later this year, Hinshaw is the author and editor of numerous publications concerned with race, ethnicity and labor history, including the forthcoming book he co-edited with Paul LeBlanc, “U.S. Labor in the Twentieth Century: Studies in Fragmentation and Insurgency” (Humanities Press, 1997).
Davis is the author of several books, including “The Mathematics of Matrices” and “Spirals: From Theodorus to Chaos.” Two books he co-authored with Reuben Hersh, “The Mathematical Experience” and “Descartes’ Dream,” have enjoyed worldwide popularity as explorations of the philosophy of mathematics and the role of mathematics in society. “The Mathematical Experience” won an American Book Award in 1983.
Nancy P. Hawley, a prominent member of the group that published the pioneering women’s health book Our Bodies, Ourselves, will conduct a workshop and deliver a lecture at Bates College Friday, March 15. Hawley will conduct a session on new health and medical breakthroughs for women at 4 p.m. in Skelton Lounge. Her lecture, at 7 p.m. in Chase Hall Lounge, will cover the history of the women’s movement and of the Boston Women’s Health Book Collective, its publications and its plans.
The legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. will be discussed…
Timothy R. Lee of Salt Lake City, Utah, has been named Bates’ second Ruggles Scholar, a fellowship awarded to a junior for academic excellence in the liberal arts and sciences.
Two-time Grammy award-winning Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers will give a concert at Bates College at 8 p.m., March 16, in the Clifton Daggett Gray Athletic Building. Tickets are $20.
In his talk March 24, Chagnon will address the controversy over who — anthropologists, missionaries or government agencies, among others — has the right to represent the Yanomamo’s interests to the outside world. The problem has intensified, Chagnon says, because the Yanomamo are now among the best- known ancient cultures in the world. The invasion of Yanomamo territory by Brazilian miners in 1987 focused attention on the issue. Chagnon himself has been assailed by all sides because of his refusal to endorse any of them.
The faculty for the all-day session includes Christopher Beam, director of the Edmund S. Muskie Archives at Bates; Robert Whelan, a lecturer in English at the University of Maine; Robert Weisbrot, a professor of history at Colby College; and Jon Oplinger, an associate professor of sociology and anthropology at the University of Maine at Farmington. The workshop will include discussion of Graham Greene’s novel “The Quiet American,” which examines the early days of American involvement in Southeast Asia.