March 30, 2011
WOOSTER, Ohio — Susan Long, professor of anthropology at John Carroll University, will present "Bioethics, Cultural Scripts, and the Good Death in Contemporary Japan” on Tuesday, April 12, at The College of Wooster’s annual Stieglitz Memorial Lecture. The talk, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Lean Lecture Room of Wishart Hall (303 E. University St.).
Long’s primary research focuses on Japanese women, family, care of the elderly, medical systems, and bioethics. She received her B.A. from University of Michigan in anthropology and East Asian Studies and her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana (1980). Her most recent book, Final Days: Japanese Culture and Choice at the End of Life (University of Hawaii Press, 2005) explores bioethical issues at the end of life in a culture quite different from those in which bioethics originated. This volume was selected as the best 2005 book in East Asian anthropology by the Society for East Asian Anthropology.
The Stieglitz Memorial Lecture was founded by Dr. and Mrs. Lewis N. Stieglitz of Concord, N.H., as a tribute to their son, Martin, a Wooster student who was majoring in sociology when he lost his life in an off-campus house fire on Feb. 11, 1989. The Department of Sociology and Anthropology sponsors the lecture series, which brings a well-known social scientist to campus each academic year to deliver a public presentation and to visit classes.
Additional information is available by phone (330-263-2476) or e-mail.
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