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When anthropology meets geography

Cuando la antropología se encuentra con la geografía

Discerning locally embedded, yet globally connected socio-territorial struggles

Discernir luchas socio-territoriales localmente arraigadas, pero globalmente conectadas

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Publié le mardi 23 mai 2017 par João Fernandes

Résumé

Identities are not only related to politics of assimilation and exclusion in the context of Nation-States, but also shape territorial configuration and arrangements in relation to geographical space. The latter becomes a territory for the accumulation of cultural symbols resulting from the different activities accomplished by a community living in that given space. In order to comprehend what drives various societies in resisting against the dispossession of land, in defending their resources and in opposing the political economies of States, new methodologies and interdisciplinary approaches are needed.

Annonce

Knowledge/Culture/Ecologies 2017 Conference in Santiago, Chile - Open Panel 32

Argument

Identities are not only related to politics of assimilation and exclusion in the context of Nation-States, but also shape territorial configuration and arrangements in relation to geographical space. The latter becomes a territory for the accumulation of cultural symbols resulting from the different activities accomplished by a community living in that given space. In order to comprehend what drives various societies in resisting against the dispossession of land, in defending their resources and in opposing the political economies of States, new methodologies and interdisciplinary approaches are needed.

While social anthropology attempts to gain a broader understanding of humankind by means of cross-cultural comparison – initially emphasizing local complexity and ethnography – human geography aims to describe humankind by focusing on the intra- and interconnectedness of space and place.
Hence, an anthropo-geographical approach could provide novel insight for interpreting transformations that occur on multiple scales, while also taking into account the complexity of local relationships and experiences.
 
In this perspective, the present panel suggests exploring the implications of such an approach, and is interested in empirical and theoretical contributions on the following:
 
1. The meaning of place and territory in the context of socio-territorial struggles.
How can an object of research be bound to a certain local complexity and specificity while being placed into a broader sphere of analysis, considering at the same time the crosswise intersection between place and space?
 
2. Local and global dimensions of new social movements.
How could the strategies and impacts of movements that are locally based, but act throughout transnational networks of solidarity against global, yet local capitalist political economies, be described?
 
3. The relationship between activists and scholars, and their central role in addressing socio-territorial inequality.
How can dialogue be organized so as to foster (co-)production of knowledge? 

Call for Proposals and Submission Guidelines

All panel, paper, and audiovisual proposals must be made via the online submission form. 

We invite academics, practitioners and activists from a range of backgrounds and knowledge institutions to debate the shifting roles of knowledge, culture and ecologies in historical, contemporary and future scenarios of crisis, environmental justice and inequality, governance, socio-environmental change and reckonings with nature.

We invite interdisciplinary panels addressing a wide range of themes in the environmental social sciences and humanities and from a broad range of disciplines – including geography, sociology, anthropology, STS, cultural studies, environmental humanities, philosophy, history, creative arts, media studies, design, politics, and environmental studies. Contributions from engaged scientists, policy-makers, not-for-profit actors, activists, maker communities and other forms of p2p practitioners are also encouraged.

We also invite participants to think beyond  traditional papers based on up-front power-point presentations and we encourage the proposal of diverse forms of communication and interaction including new ways and media for presenting, sharing, producing and disseminating research projects, practices, experiments, and public impacts. 

Panels can be proposed as open panels (only title and description) or with a maximum of four pre-agreed papers within them. Sessions run for 90 minutes. Individual papers should not exceed 15-20 minutes. Panels and papers may be submitted and presented in English, Spanish or Portuguese.  ** Only Keynotes will have simultaneous translation**. 

Artists, activists, academics, designers are encouraged to submit films, photographs, audio works, installations and web-based formats that speak to the core themes of the conference. Submissions may be in any language but if not in Spanish or English they must include subtitles.

On submission of the proposal, only the proposing author will receive an email confirming receipt. The conference organising committee will assess all proposals anonymously and communicate results by the due date.

Panel coordinators

Attilio Bernasconi & Laura Neville, University of Laussane

Timeline

  • April 28, 2017: Deadline for submitting Panel Proposals:
  • May 26, 2017: Deadline for submitting Papers and Audiovisual proposals: 
  • June 23, 2017: Confirmation of Acceptance of Panels and Papers: 
  • July 28, 2017: Early Bird Registrations close: 
  • August 25, 2017: Registrations close: 
  • October 2017: Full Program announced: 

Organizing commitee

  • Juan Francisco Salazar – Western Sydney University
  • Manuel Tironi – Pontificia Universidad Católica
  • Tomás Ariztía – Universidad Diego Portales
  • Professor Gay Hawkins – Western Sydney University
  • Maria Luisa Mendez – Universidad Diego Portales
  • Professor Paul James – Western Sydney University
  • Cristián Simonetti – Pontificia Universidad Católica
  • Anna Cristina Pertierra – Western Sydney University

Catégories

Lieux

  • Universidad Diego Portales
    Santiago du Chili, Chili

Dates

  • vendredi 26 mai 2017

Mots-clés

  • anthropology, geography, socio-territorial struggles

Contacts

  • Laura Neville
    courriel : laura [dot] neville [at] unil [dot] ch
  • Attilio Bernasconi
    courriel : attilio [dot] bernasconi [at] unil [dot] ch

Source de l'information

  • Laura Neville
    courriel : laura [dot] neville [at] unil [dot] ch

Pour citer cette annonce

« When anthropology meets geography », Appel à contribution, Calenda, Publié le mardi 23 mai 2017, http://calenda.org/406028