[URBANTH-L]Deadline Extended: SANA May 3 in Mexico

Ana Aparicio ana.aparicio at umb.edu
Mon Feb 7 14:38:00 EST 2005

Call For Papers
"Translocality: Discussing Culture and Change in the 21st Century"
Merida, Mexico, May 3 - May 8, 2005

SANA 2005 Annual Meeting
Jointly sponsored with CASCA (Canadian Anthropological Society / Societe Canadienne d'Anthropologie) and UADY (Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán, Facultad de Ciencias Antropológicas)

Keynote Speaker: Leith P. Mullings, Presidential Professor, Graduate School and University Center, City University of New York

Anthropologists have long ago stopped seeing the world as a collection of self-contained localities.  Yet the task of responding to the challenges posed by the new forms of hybridity, inequality, and intensified exchanges and confrontations between localities, nations and world regions remains incomplete. As war, state terror, and structural violence escalate across the globe and as people move and organize across geo-political borders, anthropologists must rethink its cherished paradigms for the study of culture, borders, power, and change. 

The Canadian Anthropological Society / Societe Canadienne d'Anthropologie (CASCA), the Society for the Anthropology of North America (SANA), an the Facultad de Ciencias Antropológicas de la Universidad Autonoma de Yucatán (UADY) have joined to hold together their 2005 Conference in the city of Merida, Yucatan, in Mexico.  This conference will take place May 3-8, 2005 at the central campus of the Automous University of the Yucatan.  This conference promises to be an exciting transnational gathering, bringing together anthropologists from around the world. 

We invite anthropologists from all areas and regional specializations to submit abstracts in any of the three official languages of the conference.  Papers and sessions could focus on a broad range of topics including (but not limited to): 
* race, class and power; 
* local sites of resistance and their interaction with the state; 
* everyday practices and struggles via translocal processes;
* gender, race, and social movements; 
* gender and sexuality; 
* indigenous rights; 
* immigrant rights and the role of the state; 
* policing the nation across borders; 
* contemporary forms and practices of xenophobia, racism, and state terror; 
* bilateral and multilateral trade agreements, new patterns of accumulation and imiseration; 
* locales, boundaries, borders, unions and allegiances; 
* political edges and zones of confrontation; 
* sites of contestation; moments of innovation; 
* places on the margin or on the cusp; 
* tensions and conflicts in our research sites; 
* our roles as researchers and public intellectuals; 
* research ethics; 
* the ways in which marginal places, people and agendas may become central, and the reverse; and 
* our praxis from social, regional and national locations as anthropologists trying to intercede in debates about pressing issues in troubling times. 

Abstract submission and registration deadlines:
Sessions and workshops: February 28, 2005
Individual papers: February 28, 2005

Please email all abstracts for sessions or individual papers to: 
ana.aparicio at umb.edu

Advance registration: 
DEADLINE: February 28, 2005
Professors and professionals US $70.00
Students and unemployed: US $20.00

On-site registration (only for those not delivering papers):
Professors and professionals: US $75.00
Students: US $25.00

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