University Forum Lecture: 50 Ways to Leave Your LoverWhen: Dec. 6, 2011, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Campus Location: Marjorie Barrick Museum / Harry Reid Center
Office/Remote Location: Auditorium
University Forum Lecture Series presents "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover: New Media and Breaking Up" a talk by Ilana Gershon, department of anthropology, Indiana University.
Nowadays there are so many ways to end relationships. One can text “it’s over.” Or leave a voice mail, or “have the talk” by instant messaging. It is still ideal to breakup in person, but in actual practice, people use a wide variety of media to breakup. Why does it matter if the breakup happens by Facebook or face-to-face? A breakup is a breakup. Yet for many people, how one breaks up is as important as the fact that they have broken up. In this talk Dr. Gershon examines people’s complicated interpretations for explaining how a medium affects a message.
This event is free and open to the public.
Name: Phyllis Thompson
Office: Liberal Arts Dean's Office
Event Sponsor: College of Liberal Arts, and co-sponsored by the Department of Anthropology, UNLV, and the Anthropology Society
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