[URBANTH-L]Several Announcements

Angela Jancius acjancius at ysu.edu
Sun Feb 13 12:49:08 EST 2005

* Panelists sought for the upcoming SACRPH conference in Coral Gables
* Anthropology on a Global Scale
*  CFP for workshop on immigrants in France, for the 2005 Metropolis

From: Nicholas Dagen Bloom <nbloom at nyit.edu>

Panelists are sought for the upcoming SACRPH conference in Coral Gables.

I would like to assemble a panel that analyzes (in different regions,
building types, etc.) the rise and fall of the superblock planning
concept. My own research concerns the practices of the New York City
Housing Authority. Please note that the DEADLINE is FEBRUARY 15th for
panel proposals.

Nicholas Dagen Bloom
E-mail: nbloom at nyit.edu

Anthropology on a Global Scale
Please send submissions to Stacy Lathrop, AN Managing Editor,
slathrop at aaanet.org, by August 20, 2005.

Anthropologists and the association are recognizing the necessity of
addressing and engaging globalization, international collaboration, and
developing ties with anthropologists and practitioners worldwide.
Because of this, and with the formation of the World Council of
Anthropological Associations (see
http://www.abant.org.br/diversos/WCAA_Agreement.doc), Anthropology News
invites short commentaries of 1000 words that address issues relevant to
establishing such a network envisioned by the WCAA, and promoting
international communication and collaboration.  Questions include the
following, although contributors are not limited to these:

*       How is anthropology related to globalization and power?  What
does this mean for its future?

*       How might we create a more diversified and equal anthropology on
a global scale?  And how do we engage issues of anthropology
universalism and particularism?

*       How does anthropology differ historically, institutionally,
socially, politically theoretically, etc. in different regions in the
world?  What do these differences mean for attempts to promote further
international collaboration and cooperation between anthropologists?

*       Can anthropology have a unified voice in public debates?

*       What are the challenges and possibilities for new exchanges
between anthropological associations and their members (for instance in
meetings, conferences and publishing)?  For example, how should we
address language, prestige and funding differences?  How should unequal
exchanges between practitioners in hegemonic and non-hegemonic centers
be addressed?

*       Is the idea of nation-building and empire-building
anthropologies good to think anthropology today?


My name is Brigitte Jelen, I am a Doctoral Candidate in history at the
University of California Irvine. I study the social and cultural history of
Portuguese and North African immigrants in France.

I am looking for 2 or 3 people to potentially participate in a workshop at
2005 Metropolis conference in Toronto:

I would like to do something around the theme Living on the border: migrants
as cultural mediators. The idea would be to talk about the general theme of
ìthe borderî from different angles: for the moment, I have three potential
- a sociologist from Mexico who studies populations living in the border
of Northern Mexico.
- myself who would talk about borders between neighborhoods
within an industrial city in France.
- a Francophone literature professor who would talk about cultural borders
the Mediterranean in a more philosophical way

It would be great for people with an interest on ìculturalî or ìreligiousî
borders to participate, but also for people with an interest in public
... since this is absent from the workshop for the moment...

All ideas are welcome.
Please respond directly to bjelen at uci.edu
Thank you

Brigitte Jelen
Department of History
University of California, Irvine
brigitte_jelen at yahoo.com

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