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On the Importance of Wolves

On the Importance of Wolves
170 St. George Street, JHB 100
Time: Mar 6th, 4:00 pm End: Mar 6th, 6:00 pm
Interest Categories: Sociology (UTSC), Sociology (UTM), Sociology (FAS), Religion, Study of (FAS), Psychoanalytic, Psychiatry, Latin American, Diaspora/Transnational, Anthropology (UTSC), Anthropology (UTM), Anthropology (FAS), 2000-
Lecture by Kevin O'Neill, UofT Study of Religion / Director, Centre for Diaspora & Transnational Studies

The Jackman Humanities Institute is pleased to present fellowship research by:

Kevin Lewis O'Neill, Professor, Department for the Study of Religion and Director, Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies

On the Importance of Wolves

Today Pentecostal drug rehabilitation centers keep pace with Guatemala’s growing rapprochement with illicit drugs. Largely unregulated, these onetime factories, garages, and apartment buildings have been renovated for rehabilitation with razor wire and steel bars. They hold drug users (often against their will) for months, sometimes for years. They also warehouse the mentally ill or ‘wolves’ (lobos). Wholly irredeemable, at least from the perspective of Pentecostalism, these wolves have become essential to pastoralism in ways that provide a provocative counterexample to increasingly familiar anthropologies of abandonment.

This event is free and open to all. Registration is not required.

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