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Comment by Monica Stroe on September 8, 2014 at 4:15pm

CALL FOR PAPERS

SASC 2014
11th Annual Conference of the Romanian Society for Social and Cultural Anthropology November 21st-22nd / Cluj

Panel 18. Agri-Food Production at the Fringe of EU Politics: New Pe...

Monica Stroe – National School of Political Sciences and Public Administration Bucharest
monica.stroe@gmail.com

The homogenising pressure of EU policies paired with the flexibilisation pressure of neoliberal market forces gives rise to a new, post-modern rurality where processes of de-peasantisation and re-peasantisation run side by side as livelihood strategies. A new peasant class is emerging, as small-scale and so-called traditional farming are being reconfigured in a new horizon of post-productivist moralities and aesthetics, where the purity of production and the roles of ecological and landscape custodian often prevail. The structuring force of the Common Agricultural Policy filtered by national institutional settings results into grey areas of unregulated, misimplemented or miscommunicated fields, which can act as loopholes where both marginal or marginalised courses of action (“getting by”) and agri-business strategies can be acted out: seed autonomy and GMOs, land rights, common property management, pastoral nomadism etc. The panel seeks papers approaching – but not limited to – the following topics: agri-food and environmental governance, peasant activism, competing agri-food knowledge claims and transmission processes, alternative farming practices and incorporation of innovation, mechanisms of precarisation and the social sustainability of small-scale agriculture, commodity and non-commodity outputs of small-scale agriculture, production of public goods, artisan and quality food products, alternative distribution chains, consumption of rurality.

Comment by Tamas Regi on January 20, 2013 at 8:51pm

http://journaltct.ro/category/call-for-papers/

New Trends in the Anthropology of Tourism

It is no longer questioned that tourism is not a separated social phenomenon but an integrated part of many people’s life experience. It is probably pointless to ask where tourism starts and where it ends as many people engage in different type (virtual, bodily, imaginative, etc.) of tourism in almost every day. Categories such as hosts-guests; local-traveller often cannot give constructive frame any more for understanding people’s mobile experiences. Anthropologists were among the first who started to understand this process and anthropology is still among the most powerful method and methodology to understand tourism and tourists.

However, as sociologists, geographers, philosophers, historians and scholars from various other disciplines chose tourism as their subject of study the clear disciplinary borders long seem to be diminished. The question then emerges: what distinguishes the anthropology of tourism from other tourism related disciplines? The Journal of Tourism Challenges and Trends (JTCT) calls for original papers that addresses the following questions:

-          What is actually tourism anthropology? What distinguishes tourism anthropology from other tourism related disciplines?

-          What is the relationship between tourism anthropology and tourism studies?

-          How current (and old) anthropological theories used in understanding the phenomenon of tourism?

-          Are classical ethnographic/anthropological research methods still valid and useful ways of collecting information about tourism?

-          How the ideas of major anthropologists (Arjun Appadurai, Tim Ingold, Michael Taussig, Alfred Gell, Victor Turner, Comaroffs etc.), who did not publish directly on tourism, are used in the field of tourism anthropology?

-          The current formulations of classical tourism anthropological theories from Nelson Graburn, Edward Bruner, Jeremy Boissevian, Erik Cohen etc.

-          How researchers bridge the interdisciplinary concepts of tourism studies with classical anthropological thinking? How anthropologists can handle with the everyday life of mobile subjects and observe the role of machines, computers, travel devices in contemporary societies?

-          What are the emerging schools, fields, ideas in the current anthropology of tourism?

To explore these questions the JTCT is expecting original theoretical papers that address current issues in tourism anthropology. The JTCT also expects original case studies where the authors discuss their anthropological/ethnographic field data. There is no any topic or geographical restrictions that the authors should follow but the case studies should be elaborated theoretically.

 

Timeline:

Final submission: 1st May 2013

Notification of authors: 01 August 2013

Publishing date: December 2013.

 

Guest Editor: Dr. Tamás Régi

 Anthropology%20of%20Tourism%20CFP%206-2%20JTCT-1.pdf

Comment by Ander Gondra on July 6, 2012 at 10:11pm

CALL FOR PAPERS

Historia del arte y antropología
Encuentros
 y desencuentros disciplinares

 

Recepción de colaboraciones abierta hasta el 15 de enero del 2013

Deadline 15 January 2013

 

Pensar las relaciones entre antropología e historia del arte y, sobre todo, las reacciones académicas que se generan al amparo de las mismas, supone adentrarse en un terreno difícil, lleno de aristas y asperezas, de caras y miradas encontradas. Pero como tendremos ocasión de comprobar, también hay un lugar para el encuentro, el diálogo y la colaboración interdisciplinar que, bajo prismas a menudo opuestos, se ve enriquecida con una concesión a la porosidad cuyos ejemplos por desgracia todavía se cuentan en el campo de las excepciones. Laintención que perseguimos proponiendo este especial es recoger aportaciones desde múltiples puntos de vista para trazar un posible estado de la cuestión que seaproxime de forma más o menos sintetizadora a la problemática. Y decimos “posible” ya que entendemos que son muchos los estados de la cuestión que pudieran hacerse tan sólo variando el foco de nuestro análisis. Por una lado el foco podrá apuntar hacia la historia del arte, observando cómo se ha venido aplicando el aporte de la antropología como disciplina, qué dificultades han tenido lugar y cuáles son las perspectivas de futuro. Del otro lado, desde la antropología se analizará el impacto que ha supuesto el estudio de las artes visuales, los conflictos historiográficos que se han generado, etc...

CONITNUE READING... ALL THE INFORMATION HERE:

http://revista-sanssoleil.com/convocatorias/

Comment by Miłosz Miszczyński on July 1, 2012 at 10:15am

Call for Papers:

Book chapters for the interdisciplinary volume

 

“Hip-Hop from the East of Europe”

 

The book responds to the vivid development of hip-hop culture in the Eastern and Central and Eastern European states and shows how a universal model of hip-hop serves as a contextually situated platform of cultural exchange with a number of meaningful and important functions and implications. The volume takes up the challenge of showing how hip-hop became an intrinsic element of urban environments in this part of the world, what impact it has on the mainstream culture and what functions it serves in different contexts. The book's content, besides tracking hip-hop’s development, exhibits and explains hip-hop’s functions and receptions of hip-hop in the national cultures in the spheres such as lifestyles, social structure, politics or consumer trends.

http://www.isa-sociology.org/pdfs/Hip-Hop%20from%20the%20East%20of%...

Comment by Caterina Borelli on April 27, 2012 at 5:42pm

Call for Papers 1st International Conference on Anthropology and Urban Conflict. Desertions, Counter-movements, and Forced Mobilizations in the Contemporary City.

7-10th November 2012, Universitat de Barcelona. Facultat de Geografia i Història

PRESENTATION

Social conflict is inherent in urban society in general. Social conflict is a historic constant that makes cities the epicenter of revolt in all of its forms. Despite our attempts to systematically classify the varied logics that lay behind existing disparate scales of uprising, e.g. large mass movements, small groups organized around blueprint actions, or individuals that quietly rebelled with daily contempt, to date it has not been possible to bring them all under a common systemic defiance. Political movements vs. social movements, peaceful vs. violent actions, organization vs. spontaneity, etc., these are old dichotomies overcome by the force of the present situation.

So, how does conflict come about in contemporary cities? The varied kinds of agitation featured in the current crisis are a good example of the different types of rebellion against public order, the norms that sustain it, and the authorities that implement them. From a demonstration against government cuts to apolitical graffiti somewhere on the urban fringe, from insubordination against mortgage repossessions to the refusal to pay for the use of public transport, from symbolic happenings performed in public spaces to the defense, at any cost, of squatted housing, of neighborhood resistance against evictions or of the opposition to identification raids on undocumented migrants.

The aim of this conference is to make an inventory and to analyze, from different ethnographic approaches, those often invisible phenomena of daily or extraordinary disobedience designed for, or inspired by, a rejection of spatial, economic, political, and social order.

CALL FOR PAPERS
In order to submit a paper, we require an abstract, written in either English, Catalan or Spanish, of no more than 250 words, together with a title, and 5 keywords. Authors will need to specify their name and surname, academic affiliation and email address. Abstracts must be sent before 15th June 2012 to the following email address: conflictesurbans2012@gmail.com. Acceptance of papers will be notified within a month and a half, together with the writing instructions and final deadline.
Comment by Adrian Andreescu on February 4, 2012 at 11:03am

The International Journal of Transpersonal Studies (http://www.transpersonalstudies.org) plans to publish Special Topic sections on the following subject areas during 2012-2014: Transpersonal AnthropologyShamanism-- Transpersonal Sociology--Expressive Art Therapies--Spiritually-Informed Social Activism

Comment by Erica Borgstrom on January 24, 2012 at 12:48pm

Call for Paper Abstracts

The 20th Sociology of Health and Illness monograph will critically examine the concept of ‘health behaviours’, which is increasingly widespread in both health research and government policy. Whether already an established focus for interventions as in the UK, or only yet emergent, as in some other international settings, health behaviours are presented as self-evident topics for investigation and action. Derived from psychology, the idea that human behaviour can be divided into discrete, stable and measurable categories, and that such actions are merely the result of individual agency and rational choice, is at odds with most sociological approaches emphasising the relational nature of social life. Further, given the complex and diverse ways in which people make sense of issues relating to their health and body, it is often striking just how few of these perspectives are ever acknowledged or integrated into behavioural accounts.

For further information see http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/pdf/Call_for_Paper_abstracts.doc

Deadline for receipt of abstracts: 31st January 2012.

Comment by Julia Yezbick on January 8, 2012 at 3:46am
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a journal for experiments in critical media practice

Sensate is a peer-reviewed, graduate-student-run journal for experiments in critical media practice. It aims to create, present, and critique innovative projects in the arts, humanities, and sciences  and to build on the groundswell of pioneering activities in the digital humanities, scholarly publishing, and innovative media practice to provide a forum for scholarly and artistic experiments not conducive to the printed page.

Sensate is currently accepting: 
1. Submissions for publication (Due: February 8, 2012)
2. Applications (Due: February 1, 2012)

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1. Call for Submissions:

Exploring new ways to archive, curate, and organize academic multimedia scholarship, Sensate invites submissions of scholarship and art whose work is not conducive to the printed page. We experience the world through many forms and modes of mediation. Sensate seeks to acknowledge these various forms and assert a place for scholarship that engages the viewer/reader/listener on multisensorial and multimodal levels. We encourage submissions that creatively bridge research and media-based work, and aim at going beyond an illustrative relation between text and image towards both solid and innovative modes of scholarship and artistic practice. 

The integration of form and content is crucial to our mission and thus rather than a list of guiding questions we would like to offer a list of possible approaches that demonstrate efforts to unite form and content and to provoke inquiry through creative combinations of exposition and expression.

We are currently seeking work in any of the following categories/disciplines: artistic research, research as sensorial practice, visual anthropology, sensory ethnography, digital humanities, sound studies, multimedia mash-ups, media archeology, digital collections of audio and/or visual materials, digital cartography, performance and its documentation, and critically-inflected art in all media. Thematically, we are especially interested in the humanities and social sciences, but welcome projects in the sciences that entail similar approaches. 

The above guides are not meant to be proscriptive, and we welcome submissions that extend beyond these possibilities. Queries about possible article content as well as submissions from graduate students are also encouraged.

Submissions are due by February 8, 2012 at which time the editors will make initial decisions. Please use the Chicago Manual of Style for all citations. 

Submit via our online submissions form
Contact us with any questions.


2. Call for Applications: 
Sensate is currently accepting applications to be a part of our team in three core areas: Web Design and Development, Editor/Producer, and Media and Outreach. Deadline for applications is February 1st. We are open to applications from individuals based outside of the Boston/Cambridge area. Complete job descriptions can be found on our website.

Submit via our online application form
Contact us with any questions.
Comment by Meghan Roguschka on December 6, 2011 at 8:23am

2012 Call For Papers 

(Undergraduate Students)

2012 Sarah Lawrence College Undergraduate Development Studies Conference

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Next spring, the first-ever east coast undergraduate development studies conference will be held on Friday, April 20th, at Sarah Lawrence College. The day will provide undergraduate students with an opportunity to share their original research with peers from other institutions. The conference will also be a forum where students and academics can dialogue about the contemporary implications of development studies and development work. (Development Studies, as we are using it, refers broadly to the multidisciplinary incorporation of economics, politics, history, human rights, and gender studies. The term is typically used when referring to academic work that is concerned with developing countries.)

Submissions are being solicited in the following areas of study:

Economics - History - Politics - Anthropology - Sociology - Geography - Public/Global Health - and Environmental Studies and Sciences.

Competitive papers are fully completed research papers. Papers should not be longer than 30 pages, including references, tables, and figures. Papers should be formatted following APA or Chicago guidelines, and must include a title page that identifies the undergraduate student author, the area of study, an e-mail address and institutional affiliation, and the name and e-mail address of a professor or advisor who supervised the completion of the paper. 

Panel presentations, and a moderated discussion will then be organized for each field of study. These panels will feature 4-5 fully completed research papers for each discipline (economics, history, etc.) The moderated discussion will focus on a central theme within each discipline, and will be headed by a current Sarah Lawrence professor.

To be eligible to submit a paper, participants must:

1) Send an e-mail of interest to the conference coordinator (Meghan Roguschka, mroguschka@gm.slc.edu) no later than 5:00 p.m. on December 15th, 2011.

2) Be enrolled as an undergraduate student for the spring semester of the 2011-2012 academic year.

3) Have completed the project (i.e., paper, panel, or poster) while enrolled as an undergraduate student.

4) Commit to attending the 2012 conference if the project is accepted for presentation.

Final spring submissions should be sent electronically to Meghan Roguschka (mroguschka@gm.slc.edu) as a Microsoft Word or PDF document. They must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 1, 2012. 


Comment by David Picard on December 1, 2011 at 7:50pm

Regimes of Value in Tourism: Concepts, Politics and Practices
TOCOCU 2nd Biannual Conference
Sion, Switzerland, 2-4 July 2012

The conference aims to explore different concepts of value that emerge in the social field of tourism. At a general level, we can distinguish here between value as conceptualized by different academic disciplines and value as lived, expressed, and embodied by various actors within tourism as practice and social field. Tourism is often considered a profit generating industry where the utility value paid by tourists is larger than the exchange value of products (in classical terms, the cost of production using labor, capital and land). Yet, a large number of tourism-related practices, services and exchanges escape any strict definition of commodities—such as forms of free hospitality, sites located in the public domain, or intangible tourist values such as the “atmosphere” of a city, the “beauty” of a landscape or artwork, the “purity” of a natural or spiritual site, the “friendliness” of a local population, etc. It is an important element of the conference to discuss conceptions of value in tourism that transcend a strictly economic definition. In this sense we are interested, on the one hand, in the differentiated emotional, moral and ethical cultures by means of which tourists experience attractions and assign value. On the other hand, we wish to explore how various local, regional, national, international, and transnational actors and instances capture, conceptualize and assemble economic, political, cultural, spatial value associated with touristic places.

Debating Value in Tourism
Value is a highly controversial concept. Most debates about value and regimes of value are transpired by political projects, aims and ideologies. For some value represents a practical tool to account for the wealth an object or a practice is able to generate or maintain. For others it is a moral instrument to govern and legitimize the justice of social action and political order in society. For others still, it is an essential quality of Self inherited from various types of relatives, spirits or ancestors. Tourism is one of the social fields in which these different meanings of, and ideological claims to, value become visible and often clash. Through the public display of social life, sites and cultural artifacts, value is mobilized here as a tangible resource, as an ethical claim and as a cultural device governing tourism production. It is simultaneously exchange value for touristic producers, utility value for tourism consumers, magical value for tourists and social and symbolic value for the participating host societies. Regimes of value in tourism are often either relativistic (promoting forms of belonging, i.e. nationalism, cosmopolitanism, ethnicism) or mercantile (heritage economics, tourism economics, heritage marketing). In all cases, their specific configuration and underlying moral order, and their ability to impose themselves as dominant model to think about places reshape entire territories and the life worlds of their inhabitants. For instance, the historical invention of the seaside, mountains, the picturesque, and monuments as videnda has led to the emancipation of new spatial values in and of destinations. Economically, by financing infrastructures for mass tourism, developing tourism clusters and implicating World Bank sponsored tourism development programmes, tourism generated a new form of monetary valorization of land and sites that have not previously had any considerable “exchange value”. Tourism often induced here a land revolution transforming formerly marginalized spaces such as seashores, rural centers, remnants of ancient architecture and mountains into new economic resource bases, by that means provoking a subversion of previous symbolic meanings and spatial structures. Politically, it created “growth coalitions” in tourist destinations where economic and political values of tourism were reconsidered in terms of an urban development logic of tourist resorts, and where tourist resources became regulated through law and/or less formal power relationships. Culturally, it led to the reorganization of societies in terms of emerging tourism cultures, where tourism related heritage displays and performances began to constitute an economic and moral value in itself, allowing people in destinations to generate livelihoods and participate in social life. Ethically, the production and display of such heritage allowed political stakeholders to emancipate different claims to identity – e.g. nationalist, ethnic, cosmopolite – as guiding ethical principle to govern a person’s, community’s or humanity’s being in the world and thus to operate a civilizing control of violence between people, societies and cultures. The universalizing ethics of world heritage promoted and institutionalized by international organizations such as UNESCO represents here a specific case. A particularly important current issue brought about by cultural policy stakeholders, heritage site managers and economists concerns means by which to account for the value and regimes of value in tourism, especially with regard to intangible heritage, privately owned properties in public places and sites that belong to the commons.

Themes and Topics

 - How is value in tourism and travel conceptualized, normalized and measured, according to different disciplines and social actors (tourism and heritage planners, cultural policy makers, tourists, local populations, anthropologists, sociologists, economists, geographers)?

- What values are mobilized and experienced by tourists? To which emotional cultures and morals do they pertain? What are the values inherent in concepts like nature, god, world heritage, or humanity? How have they been historically formed? What kinds of society do they reflect? What political projects and which humanities do they articulate?

- How is value produced in tourism and for tourists? How is this production of value governed? Who owns such value? Who derives an economic or symbolic remuneration of it? How are values and their remuneration regulated? What systems of value accountancy and redistribution are in place? How tensions, contradictions and controversies over values are constructed and negotiated when touristic referents are invoked?

- Why, and how (through which processes), are such regimes of value maintained? What kind of social order and forms of participation do they reflect and help to reproduce in the construction of tourism? How different actors construct and cope with contradictions between value regimes? And how do they function as devices for social inclusion and exclusion? What ethical claims do they imply, and how do they translate these in social life?


Organisation
The conference takes place from 2 to 4 July 2012 in Sion, Switzerland (a two hour ride from Geneva airport). It is jointly organised by the Tourism-Contact-Culture Research Network (TOCOCU) and the Department of Tourism Studies of the University Institute Kurt Bösch (IUKB). IUKB’s mission focuses on inter- and transdisciplinary approaches in teaching and research. The Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Tourism (CRIT) is one of the programs, bringing together anthropological, sociological, geographical, politological and economic approaches of tourism. TOCOCU was created in 2009 as a means to bring together social scientists interested in research on tourism. The first conference of the network, “Tourism and Seductions of Difference,” organised in 2009 at New University of Lisbon in Portugal attracted more than 200 international scholars and represented a major milestone in the recent history of critical tourism research. This second biannual event again aims to generate interdisciplinary debate about a specific topic. As in previous TOCOCU events, the maxim of the conference is to be accessible and to create spaces of exchange between academics. All abstracts will be assessed by the scientific committee.

Call for Papers and Abstract Submission (deadline 15 March 2012)
The conference wishes to bring together academics from all social sciences (anthropology, sociology, psychology, geograpgy, economics, political sciences, etc.), tourism and heritage policy, and the emerging fields of heritage and environmental economics. The Call for Papers is open untill 15 March 2012. All abstracts will be reviewed individually by the members of the academic board (based on a point system). Based on this review, a short list of accepted abstracts will be created and communicated in early-mid April 2012. If presentation slots become available at a later stage, late abstracts may be accepted. The conference will initially accept a maximum of 100 papers.

To submit an abstract, please use the following link: Abstract Submission at the website of TOCOCU.

Opportunity to Organise Thematic Panels
We encourage scholars to organise thematic panels focusing on any aspect of the conference theme. We would expect panel organisers to prepare and constitute these panels well before the deadline for abstract submissions. Panel organisers must make sure that all panel participants will submit individual abstracts through the abstract submission system of the conference. All abstracts, be they part of pre-arranged panels or not, will be reviewed anonymously at the same time by the academic board of the conference. If some or all abstracts of pre-arranged panels are not accepted, panel organisers will be asked to reconfigure their panels by reducing their size or by including papers that were submitted through the general Call for Papers. To constitute a panel that fits in the organisation time frame of the conference, we advise panel organisers to group sets of three papers (corresponding to 90 minutes in the conference), with a maximum of 12 papers (corresponding to 4 90-minute sessions) for each panel. Please drop us a line if you wish to organise a panel.

Convenors
Mathis Stock , CRIT, University Institute Kurt Bösch, Switzerland
David Picard, CRIA, New University of Lisbon, Portugal

Scientific Committee (this may be further enlarged at a later stage)
Simone Abram, CTCC/Leeds Met, Leeds, UK
Olivier Crevoisier, Univ. Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Christophe Clivaz, CRIT, IUKB, Sion, Switzerland
Saskia Cousin, IIAC-LAIOIS/EHESS, Paris, France
Michael di Giovine, Anthrop/Univ Chicago, Chicago, USA
Pamila Gupta, New York New School, NYC, USA
Naomi Leite, Anthrop/Univ Nebraska, Lincoln, USA
Kenneth Little, Anthrop/York Univ, Toronto, Canada
Stéphane Nahrath, CRIT, IUKB, Sion, Switzerland
David Picard, CRIA-UNL/FCSH, Lisbon, Portugal
Mike Robinson, Cultural Heritage, University of Birmingham, UK
Noel Salazar, CuMoRe/Leuven Univ, Leuven, Belgium
Valerio Simoni, Anthrop/Lisbon University Institute, Portugal
Lina Tegtmeyer, America Stud/Free Univ, Berlin, Germany
Mathis Stock, CRIT, IUKB, Sion, Switzerland
Laurent Tissot, Univ. Neuchâtel, Switzerland

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www.tourismcontactculture.org.uk

www.iukb.ch/index.php?id=11

 

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