Oct 23, 2015
from 04:15 PM to 06:00 PM
|Where||Seminar Room, Social Anthropology|
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Dr Andrew Beatty
(Brunel University London)
Speak no evil: inversion and evasion in Indonesia.
How and where does evil emerge? Under what conditions is it recognized, named or denied? In this talk, I look at how the problem of evil, locally conceived, is reconfigured under the pressure of conversion and the incorporation of small-scale societies into the modern state. On this broader stage, how does evil change shape and meaning? How is the primordial updated? (Nias and Java, Indonesia)