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1 April 2019Deadline for the paper transfer submissions
8 April 2019Acceptance notification for the transfered papers

Please select one of the panels listed below (18 panels in total) and send the modified paper via the online form.

Each participant can submit only one paper.

TitleShort panel abstractKeywordsConvenor 1Convenor 2Convenor 3Long panel abstract
Critical Issues in the Anthropology of Risk and Disaster 2 [Commission on Risk and Disaster]In recent years anthropology has become a major contributor to the understanding of risk and disaster. Continuing from 2018, this panel explores the scope of the anthropological involvement in the subject of risk and disaster and act as a review of the many topics and concerns in the field.Disaster, risk, vulnerability, displacement, climateAcademic Degree: Ph.D.
Name: Susanna Hoffman
Institution / affiliation: Hoffman Consulting
City: Telluride
Country: USA
Academic Degree: Ph.D.
Name: Virginia Garcia-Acosta
Institution / affiliation: CIESAS
City: Mexico City
Country: Mexico
For the IUAES Inter-Congress of 2019, we continue our discussion of the critical issues in the anthropology of risk and disaster begun in Florianopolis. As noted before, in recent years anthropology has become a major contributor to the understanding of risk and disaster. Meanwhile, all sorts of major calamitous events have occurred or loom immanent, impacting every larger numbers of people. As the global situation has become increasingly perilous, so have the matters that have risen to anthropological concern. This panel once again explores the scope of our involvement in both subject and actuality of risk and disaster and serves to review topics, situations, and understandings. These include: the increase in disaster events, vulnerability, and driving factors; the gap between what is known and what enters policy and practice; climate change and its impacts; the expansion of nation state and NGO involvement; risk reduction and risk creation efforts and obstacles, including effects of development, urbanization, coastalization, and neo-liberal exploitation; the expanding displacement and resettlement of people; ideology, symbolism, memorials, and all other social cultural factors encompassed. The panel is open to a wide variety of contributions on different topics and coming from different regions of the world.
Critiques of Political Economy and Alternative Global Futures: Moral Economy, Moral Sociology and Spiritual EcologyThe Panel explores some challenges of rethinking and transformations and seeks to further dialogues with moral economy, moral sociology and spiritual ecology for going beyond the ravages of the present and for alternative global futuresPolitical economy, moral economy, moral ecologyAcademic Degree: PhD
Name: Ananta Kumar Giri
Institution / affiliation: Madras Institute of Development Studies
City: Tamil Nadu
Country: India
Academic Degree: PhD
Name: Abdulkadir Osman Farah
Institution / affiliation: Aalborg University - Denmark
City: Aalborg
Country: Denmark
The panel focuses the following main points:

-Genealogies of Political Economy as a Critical Perspective: A Critical History and Struggle for Alternative Futures -Limits and Possibilities of Critiques of Political Economy: From Marx to Picketty
-Critique of Political Economy and the Calling of Ecology: Limits of Production, Consumption and Paths of Biological and Cultural Regenereration
-With and Beyond Critiques of Political Economy: Moral Economy, Moral Sociology and Spiritual Ecology
-Dimensions of Moral Economy: From Aristotle to Sahlins (Marshall Sahlins, The Stone Age Economics), Mauss (Marcel Mauss, Gift), Gandhi and Kumarappa
-Moral Sociology
-Spiritual Ecology
Disillusions in aspirations for national and regional integration in Eastern AfricaThis panel will explore the tensions in the cultural space, which impede the solidifying of national and regional integration, cascading from micro-level perspectives on common identity and solidarity.cultural space, exclusion, national integration, regional integration, Eastern AfricaAcademic Degree: PhD ( Anthrop)
Name: Benson Azariah MULEMI
Institution / affiliation: The Catholic University of Eastern Africa
City: Nairobi
Country: Kenya
Academic Degree: PhD
Name: Alexander MECKELBURG
Institution / affiliation: University of Hamburg; Hiob-Ludolf Centre for Ethiopian Studies
City: Hamburg
Country: Germany
The development of nation states as the basis for regional integration and cooperation is characterised by both stability and discontinuities, explained within conceptual frameworks of post-colonial politics, nation building and global economics. However, attempts at fostering nation and regional solidarities wax and wane perpetually. The failure in forging national and regional solidarity and integration revolve around weak or absent national and regional functions, persisting exclusive socio-economic enclaves, unequal distribution of common identity benefits, fragile inter- and intra-governmental structures and contradictory opinion of leading actors. Political analyses pay little attention to holistic ethnological perspectives on the connections and disconnections in the discourse on ethnic nationalism, and national and regional integration. In what ways are national and regional integration a sociocultural process for understanding failures and nurturing solidarities for authentic national and regional integration in Eastern Africa? How does the anticipated effect of integration processes on daily lives and fear of obliteration of national and local traditions and cultural expressions affect the aspirations for national and regional integration? This panel will explore the tensions in the cultural space, which impede the solidifying of national and regional integration, cascading from micro-level perspectives on common identity and solidarity. Paper proposals on intra-state ethnological issues and their implications for national and regional integration in Eastern Africa will be considered. The focus will be, but not limited to exploration of adversarial ethnocentrism and socioeconomic exclusion, ethno-ecological units that define socioeconomic structures and the politics of indigeneity, belonging, inclusion and solidarity in regional communities in East Africa.
Enterprise Anthropology: Risk Perception and Management in Business ContextsThis panel aims to discuss how risks in technological operation, control systems and social interactions are perceived and managed in different business contexts as companies strive to provide not only reliable goods and services, but also new regimes of value and information.Enterprise Anthropology, Business, Risks, Management,Academic Degree: Ph.D.
Name: Keiko Yamaki
Institution / affiliation: Shujitsu University
City: Okayama
Country: Japan
Academic Degree: Ph.D.
Name: Maria Yotova
Institution / affiliation: Ritsumei University
City: Kyoto
Country: Japan
Academic Degree: Ph.D.
Name: Tomoko Hamada
Institution / affiliation: The College of William & Mary
City: Virginia
Country: USA
This panel aims to discuss how risks in technological operation, control systems and social interactions are perceived and managed in different business contexts as companies strive to provide not only reliable goods and services, but also new regimes of value and information.
Companies in contemporary society are part of global networks that circulate products, information, value, and even authority around the world. The complexity of these networks and the interaction between numerous (and often multi-cultural) actors can become a source of risk and anxiety in daily work and lives of organizations. As business in itself is a series of conflicts and compromises, it also involves complex negotiations of power and authority within specific corporate culture. Thus, in some cases the allocation of risk and responsibility may become not only an issue of technological standards and operation, but also of social values and trust in the business organization. This panel pays attention to the factors that pose risk to companies in different business contexts and discusses the ways companies are trying to deal with it.
From Waste to Ressource. Anthropology of Recycling of Urban Scums [Commission on Urban Anthropology]We will focus on the way urban anthropology is addressing the issue of recycling waste into resource in the formal and informal contexts of both production and appropriation of the living space, reevaluating the categories of thought and values of clean and dirty, useful and useless.Waste, recycling, resource, living spaceAcademic Degree: Phd
Name: Corine VEDRINE
Institution / affiliation: Laure-EVS/Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Lyon
City: Vaulx-en-Velin
Country: France
Academic Degree: Phd
Name: Velislava Petrova
Institution / affiliation: Sofia University St Kliment Ohridski
City: Sofia
Country: Bulgaria
As Douglas has showed it, dirt is a matter out of place and beyond classifications, what and whom we consider as unclean challenges the social order and it is classified as a scum by society. Kristeva also argues that our seemingly natural reaction to abject and abjection needs to be (re)considered and interpreted in spatial metaphors. “Spaces of abjection” therefore produce beliefs and practices related to the distanciation and distinction of the unclean while stigmatize and marginalize not only individuals and populations but also the way those are materially and spatially inscribed. Recycling and all the activities related to the process of reclassification of the unnecessary and/or unclean in fact reevaluates the categories of thought, values and social hierarchies of clean and dirty, useful and useless, dignified and undignified, noble and ignoble.
We are particularly interested in the processes through which waste becomes a resource both in formal and informal contexts of habitat. This invites us to study the conception, perception and experience of spaces (Lefevbre) by questioning 1) The use of waste in space conception and production. 2) The ways people inhabit spaces, the uses and appropriations of waste by residents, domestic units and collective spaces. Capitalism's way of recovering from these forms of critiques of industrial production and overconsumption (Boltanski and Chiapello) by transforming it into symbolic and market value (as recycling lobbying), will also attract our attention.
Games, Technology and Concepts: resources we use for teaching and learning anthropology [IUAES Commission on Anthropology and Education].Are you using a game, form of technology or concept which you would like to share with other anthropology educators and learners? We invite you to showcase resources from early years, school, university, continuing education and independent study. Let’s explore creative ways to teach and learn.Resources, Education, Teaching, Learning, TechnologyAcademic Degree: BA, MA
Name: Emma Ford
Institution / affiliation: Royal Anthropological Institute
City: London
Country: United Kingdom
Academic Degree: Doctorado
Name: Mailing Rivera Lam
Institution / affiliation: Coordinadora Subsede Catedra UNESCO Lectura y escritura, Directora Proyecto ACACIA, Universidad de Antofagasta
City: Antofagasta
Country: Chile
We invite participants to showcase resources used to teach and learn anthropology. This panel provides a hands-on complement to the ‘Teaching and Learning’ panel from the IUAES Commission on Anthropology and Education. Rather than traditional paper proposals, our vision is to show, tell and discuss games, technology and concepts which are used around the world to teach anthropology courses and ideas (and to teach anthropologically). In additional to contributing to a visual showcase of resources from around the world, we invite presenters to explore why and how particular teaching and learning resources work (or don’t work) in particular contexts.

What role do physical games, video games, websites, films, role-play activities, podcasts and items of material culture play in anthropology education? What types of resources help build anthropological ways of thinking? What creative ways are there to engage students? How have anthropology teaching and learning resources changed over the last fifty years? How might resources change in the next fifty years? What role can technology play in the teaching and learning of anthropology? What makes learning memorable and how can we take students’ interests and preferences into account?

By bringing resources together from around the world we will consider how to select and adapt resources for particular local contexts. It’s a chance to explore creative possibilities for learners and teachers to engage with anthropology.
Mediating Travel: Digital Media, Tourism, and the Cosmopolitan Self in a Hyperconnected World [Commission on the Anthropology of Tourism]Digital media technologies have transformed the relationships between hosts and guests in tourist places. Inviting theoretical and empirical contributions from the global south and north, this panel seeks to gain new understandings of the mutual shaping of cosmopolitan selves and digital media.cosmopolitan self, digital media, solidarity, tourismAcademic Degree: PhD
Name: Christian Ritter
Institution / affiliation: Norwayn University of Science and Technology (Department of Social Anthropology)
Country: Norway
Academic Degree: PhD
Name: Regev Nathansohn
Institution / affiliation: Sapir Academic College (Department of Communication )
City: Sderot
Country: Israel
Digital media technologies have profoundly reshaped travel practices and tourist places. The Internet and digital platforms created a new realm of experience within the global tourism industry, transforming the complex relationships between hosts and guests. On the one hand, tourist blogs disseminate travel narratives and visual representations of tourism sites while reconfiguring the manifold tourism imaginaries. On the other hand, tourism organizations adapt to the ubiquitous use of mobile devices in everyday life by circulating more audio-visual content about tourist destinations. In addition to tourism agencies, mobile applications mediate among tourism actors at the global-local nexus. The authenticity of tourism actors, services and objects is increasingly staged on the screens of mobile devices, changing tourism culture in unprecedented ways. From Airbnb to augmented reality apps new possibilities for solidarity between hosts and guests and for the discovery of tourism sites are enabled, and sometimes prevented. Bringing together tourism scholars who ethnographically explore the digitalization of tourism, and digital ethnographers who study the field of tourism, this panel seeks to gain new understandings of the mutual shaping of cosmopolitan selves and digital media.
We invite theoretical contributions and empirical case studies on the different roles of digital media in contemporary tourism in the global south and north. In what ways does digitalization reshape cosmopolitan selves and solidarities between locals and tourists? How is the authenticity of subjectivities digitally mediated and interpreted in a context of widening dissemination of fake information? What are the epistemological consequences of studying digitized tourist places?
Métissage: Canada and Russia ComparedMétissage often results in new identities, while ethnogenesis, by definition, gives rise to a new ethnos. We are interested in how the two may be intertwined in the emergence of new ethnies or nations in Canada and Russia while in other cases métissage has become at most a historical memory.Métis, métissage, ethnogenesis, identity, IndigenousAcademic Degree: PhD
Name: Michel Bouchard
Institution / affiliation: UNBC
City: Prince George
Country: Canada
Academic Degree: PhD
Name: Mikhail Bashkirov
Institution / affiliation: North-Eastern Federal University
City: Yakutsk
Country: Russia
Academic Degree: PhD
Name: Alex Oehler
Institution / affiliation: UNBC
City: Prince George
Country: Canada
The history of both Canada and Russia was founded upon the colonial expansion of European settler communities into Indigenous lands. In the case of Canada, first French then British colonial governments oversaw expanding trade endeavors deep into the North American continent, sometimes under the banner of state-sanctioned companies, sometimes by free traders, seeking fortune independently. Likewise, the Russian Empire emerged as Cossacks, state traders, and peasants were moving over the Urals pushing in turn to the Pacific in search of furs. The goal of this panel is to examine the history of métissage in the colonial contexts of both states, and to better understand the anthropological implications of such mixing at settler frontiers. In Canada, Métis is the community, while métissage is the mixing. In Russia, too, there are those who would be Métis, while other would be “métissés” or mixed but not Métis. In some cases, ethnogenesis resulted in new identities, highlighting distinctive cultures. In other cases métissage and cultural hybridity occurred while identity remained fixed and tied to the expanding ethnie as opposed to that of the indigenous peoples with whom they intermingled. Cases which may be examined, among others, include those of Amga-Sloboda, Russkoe-Uste, and Pokhodsk in the Sakha Republic, the Izhma-Komi reindeer herders of European Russia, and perhaps even the Pomor of the Russian Arctic. In Canada, cases may include the well-known Red River Métis, but also the Métis of the Maritimes (Acadien-Métis), those of Québec, as well as those of northern Canada.
Nomadic Peoples and the City [Commission for Nomadic Peoples]Our focus is on understanding how the city features in the study of contemporary mobile pastoralism, including forms of labor, forced settlement, aspirational migrations, gender, and marginalisation.This panel explores emerging trends related to nomadic peoples and citesurbanization, nomadic peoples, mobility, ethics, infrastructureAcademic Degree: PhD
Name: Rebekah Plueckhahn
Institution / affiliation: University College London
City: London
Country: United Kingdom
Academic Degree: MSc
Name: Stephen Lezak
Institution / affiliation: Oxford University
City: Oxford
Country: United Kingdom
Academic Degree: PhD
Name: Giulia Gonzales
Institution / affiliation: University of Turin
City: Turin
Country: Italy
Urbanisation is changing the world we live in. With over 55% of humans now resident in urban areas, cities are more central than ever in the global political economy and production of cultural capital. Urbanisation takes on a particularly important role in societies with strong traditions of nomadism. In these contexts, rural to urban migration is inseparable from and often overlaps forms of sedentarisation and changing mobilities. These form reconfigurations of social and economic relationships that pose new challenges as pastoralists transition from the insecurities of nomadic herding to the precarity of urban labour. This, combined with differing forms of urban land tenure and access to housing is forming new problems and contradictions within urban spaces, giving rise to new forms of politics and urban ethics.

Our focus is on understanding how the city features in the study of contemporary mobile pastoralism, including forms of labor, forced settlement, aspirational migrations, gender, and marginalisation.This panel explores emerging trends related to nomadic peoples and cites. We are interested in the materiality of the city, rates of movement and change within cities themselves, the relationship between the urban and ‘development’, and the ways in which the city is entangled with rural identities and livelihoods. We hope that our engagement with urban spaces and nomadic livelihoods will unmask new insights into urban mobilities, that add to our understanding of wider dynamic urban-rural continuums and fast rates of urban change and growth seen elsewhere in the world that often surpass existing infrastructural provision.

Problematics of Environment and pollution: Global scenarioProblematics of environmental pollution of various kinds and the exploitation of environment by humans has been a perpetual global concern since long, which could also entail natural or man made disasters. Possible solutions could be discussed about overcoming dangers to life on the planet.Environment, Pollution, Exploitation, Developed and Developing countriesAcademic Degree: Doctorate
Name: Trupti Hallikeri
Institution / affiliation: Karnatak University
City: Dharwad
Country: India
Academic Degree: Master/Maitrise
Name: Roberto Perin
Institution / affiliation: Glendon College
City: Toronto
Country: Canada
This panel touches upon the environment and the various kinds of pollution which have been perpetual problematics of disposal of waste and restoration of environment. The problematics in this context could be addressed in terms of the developed and the developing countries over the globe resulting probably with the exploitation of some by a few nations, or some contributing largely by way of pollution when compared to the others and the like. Along with the environmental destruction several consequential dangers could be extinction of species, inclusive of health hazards, depletion of natural resources, rising of temperatures, chemical pollutants in air, water and land, natural and man made disasters etc. This panel could also review the possible solutions of tackling the problematics of the above mentioned problems.
Solidarity with whom? Processes of defining solidarity with sex workersIn this panel we will discuss ethnographically informed contributions that demonstrate how the needs of and care for sex workers are negotiated in interactions between sex workers, activists, institutions, and other actors, and how these interactions might be translated into political work, activism, institutions, supportAcademic Degree: M.A.
Name: Ursula Probst
Institution / affiliation: Freie Universität Berlin
City: Berlin
Country: Germany
Academic Degree: PhD
Name: Pawel Lewicki
Institution / affiliation: Europa-Universität Viadrina
City: Frankfurt/Oder
Country: Germany
Academic Degree: MPH
Name: Megan Schmidt-Sane
Institution / affiliation: Case Western Reserve University
City: Cleveland, Ohio
Country: USA
“How can one be in solidarity with sex workers?” – is a question repeatedly asked in discussions of sex work, as common public portrayals of sex workers as either helpless victims of unspeakable crimes or independent workers put in danger by discriminatory legislation plus social stigmatization make it difficult to find common grounds for solidarity with sex workers. Further, these lived realities are more multifaceted than the publicly available melodramatic (Vance, 2012) images of sex work.

To answer this question, we want to take a step back and use this panel to discuss how, when, and where the need for solidarity with or care for sex workers is evoked and why. We invite ethnographically informed contributions that show how the (supposed) needs of sex workers are negotiated in everyday interactions between sex workers, activists, institutions, support services, and other actors, and how these interactions might be translated into political action. We will focus on interactions that inform a broader discussion on the legal and policy context of sex work, rather than sex work and service provision. We also want to discuss who gets included in or excluded from these conversations and how legal and practical frameworks on different scales shape the opportunities of sex workers to voice their own needs and to be heard. Acknowledging the role of academia in these discussions we also invite papers that critically reflect on the role and impact of sex work research and the potentials of creating solidarities between researchers and sex workers.
Southern anthropological solidarities: Latin American agendaThe Latin American anthropological community seen as an specific territory of academic articulation and research, strengthened by binding events and associative institutional solidarities. System that allows creating an agenda with topics of necessary visibility in the global context.Latin American anthropology, southern solidarities, anthropological associations, anthropological eventsAcademic Degree: Professional
Name: Lydia de Souza
Institution / affiliation: AUAS/ALA
City: Montevideo
Country: Uruguay
Academic Degree: Doctor
Name: Betty Francia
Institution / affiliation: UDELAR/AUAS
City: Montevideo
Country: Uruguay
Academic Degree: Anthropologist
Name: Lía Ferrero
Institution / affiliation: Health and sports
City: CABA
Country: Argentina
Latin American anthropology has been recognized in themes that present particularities as an articulated territorial and political system. In this sense, binding events, such as the Mercosur Anthropology Meetings (RAM) or the National Anthropology Congresses that attract colleagues from the region, have allowed them to create their own research lines. We can even identify a South-South anthropology that is making its way, as is the Uruguayan case. To these links has been added the institutional map of the Associations of Anthropology that, under the umbrella of the Latin American Association of Anthropology (ALA), allows to think in a critical anthropology and always contextualized in current social scenarios, strengthening academic solidarity and with the interacting societies. It is a specific dynamic of Latin America, in appropriate times and spaces, that transits conflicts and singularities that are reflected in the anthropological academic production. We believe that it is essential to approach these realities of our anthropological community that often appears distant for the anthropologies of other parts of the planet, a vision without which the theoretical, methodological and practical baggage of our discipline would be incomplete.
Sport, Indigeneity and Globalization [Commission on the Anthropology on Sports]The panel aims to discuss the relation between sport, sporting events, and Indigenous peoples whithin the concepts of globalization, ethnoemancipation, indigenization, sportization and trans-indigenism. It also deals with ongoing debates about the role of sport in cross-cultural understanding.Indigeneity, Sport, Transnationalism, GlobalizationAcademic Degree: PHD
Name: Livia Savelkova
Institution / affiliation: University of Pardubice
City: Pardubice
Country: Czechia
Academic Degree: PHD
Name: Zuzanna Kruk-Buchowska
Institution / affiliation: Adam Mickiewicz University
City: Poznan
Country: Poland
In 2010, the Haudenosaunee national lacrosse team was not allowed to enter the United Kingdom with their Haudenosaunee passports to participate in the World Fieldlacrosse Championship. This denial brought media interest to the role of sports for Indigenous societies, issues of sovereignty and international sport solidarity.

During the last decades, Indigenous peoples have had a significant impact on the shape of global sport – Maori and other Polynesian players have influenced the rugby world and Samoan players – American football (Horton 2012, Uperesa and Mountjoy 2014). Although games of Indigenous peoples have been described by scholars since the founding of anthropology in the 19th century (Mooney 1890, Culin 1907), the role of sports for Indigenous societies has become ever more visible today due to the growing global forces impacting it. Relatively recently, both the local and transnational contexts of Indigenous sports have become the subjects of an increased interest of scholars (c.f. Hallinan and Judd 2013 for general context; Downey 2018; Forsyth and Giles 2013 for Native Americans; Foster 2006; Leach and Kildea 1976 for Trobriand Islanders; Light and Evans JR 2018; Tatz and Adair 2009; for Australian Aboriginal peoples; Krasilnikov 2015 for Khanty).
This panel invites submissions from scholars who are concerned with any form of anthropological and ethnological research dealing with various forms of indigenization and glocalization of sport, sportization of Indigenous games, the role of sports in ethnoemancipation, representation, impacts of world sport events on local Indigenous societies and transnational global Indigenous identity.

Territoriality and Wellbeing: indigenous concernsA key aspect of improving Indigenous wellbeing is exploring the relationship between land and wellbeing. The central argument is that Indigenous health strategies should take into consideration the importance of dialogue with the national states to maximise their effectiveness.Wellbeing,Health ,TerritoriesAcademic Degree: Professor
Name: Maria Beldi de Alcantara
Institution / affiliation: University of São Paulo
City: Sao Paulo
Country: Brazil
Academic Degree: Coordenador of Latin America
Name: Alejandro Parellada
Institution / affiliation: International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs
City: Compenhagen
Country: Denmark
Social determinants theory recognises that many interconnected social factors determine population health and inequality. Likewise, it is a basic tenet of human rights law that all rights are interconnected and that impacting on the enjoyment of one right will impact on the enjoyment of others. Because of this dialogue, human rights. the rights of indigenous territories discourse and health policies must be interdisciplinary and intercultural.
When we talk about the indigenous peoples the evidence existed which suggests there are positive physical health outcomes from living or working on their territories if the dialogue between traditional and biomedical health can discuss all time. To that, those peoples must be living in their lands.
This Panel aims to discuss the experiences and works what can bring the connexion between territories and well being.
The Role of Ethnographical Museums and Cultural Heritage in promoting the World Solidarity through artfacts and symbols [IUAES Commission on Museums and Cukltural Heritage]The IUAES Commission of the Anthropological Museum and Cultural Heritage can be bridge between the surrounding cultures, provideng also the knowledge of the tribal communities of other countries. The countries should develop regional ethnographical museums and encourage research in other cultures.Ethnography, Museum, Waning cultures, media , symbolsAcademic Degree: Ph.D
Name: Mohan K. Gautam
Institution / affiliation: European University of West & East
City: Leiden
Country: Netherlands
Academic Degree: Ph.D.
Name: Satya N. Munda
Institution / affiliation: Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee University
City: Ranchi
Country: India
Researches and exhibitions on the ethographic collections of regional museums can be an asset for the enhancement of new theories . Regional museum can work as a bridge between various cultures and illuminate the need for the develop of national solidarity. Unfortunately, in many countries people do not have a sense of their own cultures and communities. If there is a natural crises people do not know even the geographical location of the regions. There is a need to develop the regional museums which are the part of the local cultures. This will help to create a national identity and a sense of world solidarity. Most of the national museums in various countries do not know have the arifacts of even neighbouring countries. The idea about the cultures of the people , residing in other continents are not known. An Anthroplogical student of a university does know about the cultures and tribal communities of other countries. He knows the name because of the research of famous anthropologists.The ethnographical museums can suppliment the information and bring the other communites as a visual text book to the social sciences. Museum exhibitions should also rotate to other countries and display the unknown cultures with the help of photograps, films, exhibitions and publications. Unlike Boas, Malinowski , Levi Srauss and others , who not only created concepts but also collected objects and exhibited in museums. Museums with cultures can create a world solidarity and enhace our sciences.
The Social Life and Afterlife of Socialist MonumentsThis panel will examine various uses of monuments in socialist and postsocialist contexts across the globe, focusing on the multiple meanings and political effects of such public objects and the practices related to them.socialism, postsocialism, monumentsAcademic Degree: Ph.D.
Name: Joao Felipe Goncalves
Institution / affiliation: University of Sao Paulo
City: Sao Paulo
Country: Brazil
Academic Degree: Ph.D.
Name: Daniela Koleva
Institution / affiliation: Sofia University
City: Sofia
Country: Bulgaria
This panel will examine the uses of monuments in socialist and postsocialist contexts across the globe, discussing people’s interactions with these public objects in various practices, such as rituals, political spectacles, joke telling, inscriptions of graffiti, physical interventions, visual reproductions, vandalism, and other forms of resignification. Questions that the papers might address include (but are not limited to): How visible are monuments built or used in socialist and postsocialist contexts? How have they been appropriated by various social actors? What values and meanings do different groups attach to them, and how have they changed over time? What roles do materiality and immateriality play in the various uses of socialist monuments? What kinds of solidarities and exclusions do such monuments help produce and signify? To what extent do vernacular practices and meanings associated with these monuments reproduce, subvert, or overlap with official state discourses? How do these monuments and their uses express and affect power relations? Why are they the object of so many disputes and resignifications? What is the political value of monuments?
The goal of the panel is to establish a wide transnational dialogue that will lead to fruitful comparisons based on a variety of particular analyses. As such, we welcome papers about cases from different countries and continents, and particularly encourage submissions about non-European socialist and postsocialist contexts.
The solidarity of labour and the labour of solidarity [Commission on Global Transformations and Marxian Anthropology]This panel will feature papers that explore the prospects for labour solidarity within and beyond national boundaries nearly four decades after Solidarność, in the present era of employment precarity and anxiety, and right-wing populisms.labour, solidarity, right-wing populismsAcademic Degree: PhD
Name: Chandana Mathur
Institution / affiliation: National University of Ireland, Maynooth
City: Maynooth
Country: Ireland
Academic Degree: PhD
Name: Sharryn Kasmir
Institution / affiliation: Hofstra University
City: Hempstead, NY
Country: USA
Academic Degree: PhD
Name: Kathy Powell
Institution / affiliation: National University of Ireland, Galway
City: Galway
Country: Ireland
What are the prospects for labour solidarity within and beyond national boundaries nearly four decades after Solidarność, in the present era of employment precarity and anxiety, and right-wing populisms? Is solidarity rendered impossible, or is it assuming new forms under the flexible, individualising work regimes of today? Has the notion of labour solidarity become selective, as the scapegoating of populations of supposed economic competitors for work becomes widespread? What are the prospects for solidarity with and among residual, ‘surplus’ populations? How international are present day labour movements? What are the principles that ground labour solidarity work in those locations where it is actively being pursued? What are the hidden histories of labour solidarity and the meanings that they have gathered over time? This panel calls upon participants to address these and other related questions as they pertain to their various anthropological contexts.
The Sunset population, Interactions, Bonds (Commission on Urban Anthropology)In the current panel, papers are invited to interpret various discourses of gerontology. Here are some of the subthemes. • Elderly solidarity • Elderly interactions • Elderly constructions • Abuse • Elderly and media • Elderly and quality of life • Elderly vulnerabilitiesOldage, Abuse, Social BondAcademic Degree: PhD.
Name: Sumita Saha
Institution / affiliation: Presidency University
City: Kolkata
Country: India
Gerontology, the study of aging, has been a subject of enquiry among different sections of society and institutions. Advancement in science followed by rising life expectancy and falling birth rates, average age of population is going up. In this regard, the world is marching towards ‘graying of population’, which inherently has been treated as a social crisis. Families and other institutions treat and make the elderly people believe, that they are unwanted. Owing to the growth of nuclear families as well as the dominance virtual space, face to face interactions which often enhanced social solidarity is waning. Elderly loneliness has thus been a major issue often been a cause of abuse, vulnerability as well as degrading health both physical and mental. Thus it is apt to remark that in the present day society, elderly population rise is an invincible fact coterminous with the degrading social bond. We often visualize them as someone characterized by physical deformities, mental problems, frailty, homely, religious and most importantly as someone who lives in home and awaits death by reminiscing bygone days. The elderly paradox is hidden within this mental imagery of the social structure as a whole, which had consciously provoked and distributed an elderly construction which is inherently cultural. Quite appropriately it can be remarked that the idea of being elderly is indeed a social construction which often can be metaphorically compared with the notion of ‘jacket’ which has been put on the people who are above 60s by an intangible determined force.