Saturday July 11, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Location: OISE, 252 Bloor St. West ROOM 4-422
Dr. Gail McCabe: "Secular Rituals, Society, and Humanism"
Dr. McCabe is a scholar with interests in Ritual Studies, Social Psychology and a Sociology of the Body informed by Critical Cultural Analysis.
Her dissertation, "Morphing the Crone: An Ethnography of Crone Culture, Consciousness and Communities" expands a theory of how ritual and dramas are implicated in social life on earth and in cyberspace. She takes the position that humans and humanists, no matter where they locate themselves philosophically, physically or spiritually, are certainly not 'beyond belief.' On that account, humanists have everything to gain from an understanding about how these different aspects of culture give structure to social order and human communities.
Dr. McCabe holds appointments as an officiant from Humanist Canada. She is also a member of the University of Toronto Campus Chaplain's Association serving the secular community at the University of Toronto. She taught in the Sociology Department at Glendon College and more recently, was the Academic Advisor, Calumet College, York University. She currently teaches the Community Services Worker program at a private college in Mississauga. This event is free and open to the public.