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NEWS FROM CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, BAKERSFIELD

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

JAN. 26, 2001

CONTACT: Mike Stepanovich, 661/664-2456, mstepanovich@csub.edu

 

 

USC history professor to speak on controversial new field

 

Furth will discuss "Doing Research on the History of the Body: Representation and Experience"

 

A history professor at the University of Southern California will speak on a controversial new field of study at California State University, Bakersfield's next History Forum on Friday, Feb. 9, at 4 p.m.

Charlotte Furth will discuss "Doing Research on the History of the Body: Representation and Experience" in the Albertson Room adjacent to the Dore Theater.

"The history of the body is a controversial new field of study," CSUB history professor Alicia Rodriquez said. "Dr. Furth will examine how, as representation, it provides a way of seeing how film and advertising construct images of desirability in women, and how such images change over time. As experience, it shows that human beings have experienced living in their bodies differently in various times and places. Dr. Furth will examine the tension between contrasting approaches to, as well as important insights that may be drawn from, the history of the body."

The History Forum talk is free and the public is invited. Refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact the CSUB History Department at 661/664-3079.

 

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