Conversations
with David Wood

Centennial Professor
of Philosophy,
Vanderbilt University

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Thinking Out
of the Lunchbox

Spring 2002

May 3, 2002

Is Eating People Always Wrong? Compassionate Cannibalism
Beth A. Conklin,
Associate Professor of Anthropology and Religious Studies
Beth A. Conklin is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Religious Studies at Vanderbilt University. She is author of Consuming Grief: Compassionate Cannibalism in an Amazonian Society, which explores the native rainforest peoples� practice of eating the dead as the most loving and respectful way to treat a human body. How does this indigenous custom challenge popular stereotypes of cannibalism and provide a new perspective on love and loss, family relations, and how people cope with death and bereavement?


April 3, 2002

Sugar and Spice and All Things Nice: Contemporary Debates about Gender and Identity
Diane Perpich,
Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Women’s Studies
Diane Perpich is Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Women�s Studies at Vanderbilt University. She writes on contemporary European philosophy, with a special interest in the ethical and political impact of contemporary theories of the body and gender.

March 13, 2002

Joy in Everyday Life Volney
P. Gay,
Professor and Chair of Religious Studies Professor of Psychiatry, Vanderbilt University