Adrienne Pine: Forging an Anthropology of Fascism

Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 4:00 pm
Photo of Adrienne Pine in a park with her arms folded
The Anthropology Department's guest speaker series presents Adrienne Pine, associate professor of anthropology at American University. She will discuss how anthropology's intellectual tools may be now more effective at fighting fascism, due to recent U.S. policy in Honduras, President Trump’s xenophobia and militarism and increased deportation under President Obama. Free.
Fine Arts Building, Room 525
Anthropology Graduate Student Committee
Anthropology Department
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Adrienne Pine is a militant medical anthropologist who has worked in Honduras, Mexico, Korea, the U.S., Egypt and Cuba. In her book, Working Hard, Drinking Hard: On Violence and Survival in Honduras, she argues that the symbolic violence resulting from Hondurans’ embodied obsession with certain forms of “real” violence is a necessary condition for the acceptance of violent forms of modernity and capitalism. Pine has worked both outside and inside the academy to effect a more just world. Before and after the 2009 military coup in Honduras, she has collaborated with numerous organizations and individuals to bring international attention to the Honduran struggle to halt U.S. government-supported state violence (in its multiple forms). She has also conducted extensive research on the impact of corporate healthcare and healthcare technologies on labor practices in the U.S. Her research focuses on the intersections of nursing and democracy in Honduras, Cuba and the U.S.