The 25th Anniversary of the SPA
The Society for Psychological Anthropology Biennial Meeting
Catamaran Hotel, San Diego, CA
April 10-13, 2003
The Society for Psychological Anthropology held its latest biennial meeting April 10-13, 2003 at the Catamaran Hotel in San Diego, a beautiful location on Mission Bay just a block from the Pacific Ocean.
In addition to offering the usual range of scholarly sessions and special events, this meeting marked the 25th anniversary of the Society.
The theme of the meeting wasA Presidential Forum highlighted this theme with a presentation by Sherry Ortner (titled “Serious Games”) and invited responses and commentary by Jean Briggs and Jean Lave. Other sessions explored the intellectual interfaces of psychological anthropology through linguistic, medical, and psychoanalytic approaches.