Intercom

intercom home  |  advanced search  |  about intercom  |  alerts  |  faq  |  help  |  rss  

user functions

Log into intercom now

Current Ithaca College community members may contribute stories and comments as well as view additional topics by logging in.

Reset My Password

roundup

E-mail
Roundup

Sign up to receive a summary of Intercom headlines via e-mail three times a week.

David Turkon presented an invited lecture, “Conceptualizing Communities in Applied Anthropological Practice using a Social Network Paradigm: Experiences from Lesotho and South Africa,” to the Working Group on Anthropology and Population at Brown University on February 21.

David's talk focused on his contribution of a social network paradigm that brings a measure of social capital and social connectedness to a twenty year cohort study on childhood development in rural South Africa. The study, "Future Impacts Today: Long-Term Consequences of Early Environment," (FIT) is being carried out through the Department of Diatetics and Nutrition at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa. FIT will track health and psyhchological profiles for a large rural cohort from nineteen weeks gestation to twenty years of age. David's contribution provides a means for assessing the degree to which social support networks influence childhood development across a number of measures, thus bringing a qualitative component to an inherently quantitative study. 

David Turkon (Anthropology) gives invited talk to population studies group at Brown University. | 0 Comments |
The following comments are the opinions of the individuals who posted them. They do not necessarily represent the position of Intercom or Ithaca College, and the editors reserve the right to monitor and delete comments that violate College policies.
Refresh view