Session proposals must include the following information:
Name, affiliation, and email of Session Organizer
Session abstract (no more than 500 words)
Names, affiliations, emails, and paper titles for all session members
Name(s) and affiliation(s) of discussant(s), if applicable
Decisions will be made by Wednesday, April 8th.
The AAA’s call for papers follows:
The 115th Annual Meeting theme, ‘Evidence, Accident, Discovery’, raises issues central to debates within both anthropology and politics in a neoliberal, climate-changing, social media-networked era: What counts as evidence? What does evidence count for? What are the underlying causes and foreseeability of violence and catastrophes? How is misfortune interpreted, and causality, attributed in cases of humanly-preventable harm? And in the give and take of relationships on which anthropological evidence typically depends, Who gets to claim that they discovered something? We welcome proposals that debate these and other questions stimulated by the conference theme, in the opportunity that our annual meeting provides for “big tent” debate.
The University of Edinburgh has a range of internal studentships on offer for 2016-17, with a deadline of 1st April 2016. These studentships range from Edinburgh Global Master’s Scholarships, open to all overseas applicants, to Scholarships targeted on certain geographical areas or circumstances – e.g. Brazil, Chile, India, Syria, Tanzania, and the USA. More information on these awards can be found at http://www.ed.ac.uk/student-funding/search-scholarships
The MSc in Childhood Studies at the University of Edinburgh is an intensive, interdisciplinary postgraduate degree providing advanced understandings of childhood and children’s rights, policy and research. The degree is a proven route for those who want to work in local, national or international policy, with children and young people directly, and to take up research and participation positions specialising in working with children and young people. It is recognised as the first year of research training for those who want to go onto a PhD.
From the Uber driver, to the Etsy-preneur, to the unpaid intern, an array of emerging labor forms are stretching and puncturing our analytic categories of work. Variably termed “contingent,” “Post-Fordist,” or “precarious,” such forms of work have disordered conceptions of employment in varied cultural contexts. Continue reading CfP AAA 2016: Disordered Work and the Late Liberal Household→
The complexities of researching young children in their spaces can leave researchers reflecting on how they handle in vivo dilemmas. In “Transformers and Peacocks: Traversing the fine line of being an ‘unobtrusive observer,’”Anne Karabon explores the role of a social scientist in young children’s space in the attempt to understand while researching experiences. Continue reading Neos highlights—Transformers and Peacocks→