26 Sep 2011

TA35-What’s in a copy

Posted by Thomas Lohninger

In this episode you hear the keynote speech of Gustavo Lins Ribeiro – a famous Brasilian Anthropologist – with the title “What’s in a copy“. He gave this speech at the biannual conference of the german society of ethnology in the austrian academy of science .
The introduction to the speaker is held by Prof. Andre Gingrich and after the talk we had time for a short interview. The publication of this material on Talking Anthropology is authorized by Gustavo Lins Ribeiro.


This interview is the first of a series I did during this conference, so more will come soon. ;-)

References from the talk:

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