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27-31 August 2019
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Trajectories tell a lot of how women do activism together in a group called Mujeres Creando. Facing change and continuity in Bolivia’s contemporary political scenario, this feminist social movement forged strong alliances and weaved a fabric of solidarity among women of diverse identities, social classes, ethnic groups, and other kinds of difference. Founded in 1992 by three women, María Galind ... More
Presented by Bruna ROSSETTI MENDONÇA on 28 Aug 2019 at 13:45
In the paper I analyze two events. The first one, known as "Black Monday", took place in October 2016. It was a mass demonstration (strike) of Polish women against the government announcements of tightening the abortion law. The second, which took place in July 2017, was the ""Chain of Light"" - a series of civil demonstrations all across the country against so called ""reform of the judical syste ... More
Presented by Dr. Wojciech DOHNAL on 30 Aug 2019 at 14:05
This paper presents some reflections on a network of people living in Sardinia (some native and some from continental Italy) composed of families, single men and women who are all related to (as associates, as supporters, or simply friends of…) the Sardinia Permaculture Association (SarPA). Their experiences and life-choices will be analyzed ethnographically as a community of practice which inco ... More
Presented by Dr. Maria Giovanna CASSA on 28 Aug 2019 at 14:45
Taxation is both an economic necessity for the welfare state and a moral relationship between the citizen and the state fiscal authorities. States can therefore decide how vigilant they should be in collecting certain kinds of taxes and in identifying tax cheaters or people obtaining illegitimate welfare benefits. Scandinavian welfare states are based on a homogenous idea of a collective, where ev ... More
Presented by Dr. Steven SAMPSON on 28 Aug 2019 at 13:45
The idea of a nuclear family in Mexico has a strong foundation in the representation of the Virgin of Guadalupe, a national symbol that permanently connects the nuclear family, the politics and the religion. The data presented in this chapter were obtained from an ethnographic research conducted in a Mexican soccer fans group called La Perra Brava (The Fierce Dog) located in the city of Toluca. ... More
Presented by Dr. Ricardo Duarte BAJAÑA on 29 Aug 2019 at 15:50
This paper explores the rise and fall of two "democratic" policing programs in under-resourced favelas in Brazil. Based on six years of ethnographic research among police officers in Recife and Rio de Janeiro, I reveal the varying ways in which the state has implemented progressive policing models that successfully reduced violence rates. However, the recent election of a right wing government has ... More
Presented by Dr. Marta Laura SUSKA on 28 Aug 2019 at 14:05
In race theory developed by David Theo Goldberg black bodies were “imagined” in European presentations as having unusual endurance that allows them to be exploited as slaves. Enslaved Africans brought to America and Caribbean their culture as memory of Africa. In the New World use of drums was banned. Blacks who worked in the colonies of Spain, Portugal, the Caribbean, and South America were g ... More
Presented by Olga CLARKE on 31 Aug 2019 at 10:00
Type: Paper Session: Exploring Southern solidarities
The lawfulness of European acquisition of Indigenous Peoples´ historical territories during colonization is commonly treated as uncontested, justified by the claim, that legal doctrines, such as terra nullius, conquest, occupation, and discovery had been legally valid at the initial stage of European colonization. This Paper challenges this assumption by providing an extensive re-examination of t ... More
Presented by Constanze WEISKE on 29 Aug 2019 at 16:30
This paper aims to analyze how the Chilean experience on schools occupations vividly inspired the contemporary Brazilian student movement in the fight for education. More than a chorus of protest, "Love is over! This is going to turn Chile!” highlights a broader network of affects and solidarities and also points to a shared agenda in the current political conjuncture. Based on the articulation ... More
Presented by Paula ALEGRIA on 30 Aug 2019 at 13:45
History indicates that more people have been killed in religious disputes than in political wars. The less knowledge of different religions, misunderstanding of religious truth and lack of religious co-ordination are the causes of such disputes . So by enlightening people about the fact that the main goal of all religions are the same i.e. to realize the self-soul, God and attain Salvation for He ... More
Presented by Dr. PARAS KUMAR CHOUDHARY on 29 Aug 2019 at 11:20
The great purge"" has been a word that is coined to refer to the 1930s purges that took place across Europe, especially in Stalinist Russia. The 1930s are today also invoked to make sense of the ongoing ""crisis"" liberal-democracy, neoliberal capitalism, and the rise of authoritarian nationalist populisms in the East/South and the North. In conversation with these invocations of the 1930s, my pap ... More
Presented by Saygun GOKARIKSEL on 28 Aug 2019 at 11:40
The Improved Order of Red Men is a U.S. fraternal society descendant of the Sons and Daughters of Liberty, originating in the U.S. just before the American Revolution. The Sons and Daughters of Liberty were made famous in the mid 18th century when they dressed up as Mohawk Indians and dumped British tea from importing ships overboard to protest British rule and to assert the U.S. as sovereign. Thi ... More
Presented by Sonja DOBROSKI on 28 Aug 2019 at 11:00
The recent past is characterized by a strong sense of a world in crisis, with intersecting ‘crisis talk’ (Loftsdóttir, Smith and Hipfl 2019), including the economic crisis in North American and Europe from 2008, followed by so called migration crisis. My presentation focuses on the future as it emerges through concerns with crisis and migration, stressing that crisis tends to revolve around a ... More
Presented by Dr. Kristín LOFTSDÓTTIR on 29 Aug 2019 at 15:50
In 2018 I conducted field research in 70 schools in the Biłgoraj poviat in the Lublin region of Poland, examining the way of cultivating tradition and transferring the memory of the history of the region through the creation of museum and regional museum and memory museum at schools. It turns out that Ethnographic Museums exist not only in large cities, but in a huge number in small towns and vil ... More
Presented by Maria DZIAŁO on 31 Aug 2019 at 11:00
Across the Mongolian steppe, women and men use plastic pans and improvised power tools to mine for gold in gravel alluvium. Flakes of gold spill out, along with toxic contaminants and agitated spirits. The Mongolian “People’s Gold Rush” emerged as part of an informal labor economy that filled the vacuum left by the collapse of communism in the early 1990s. Unregulated gold mining found a wel ... More
Presented by Stephen LEZAK on 31 Aug 2019 at 12:55
In January of 2017, Shahak Shapira’s “Yolocaust Project,” a digital exhibition of tourist selfies taken at the Berlin Holocaust Memorial with images from concentration camps photoshopped into the background, went live. The exhibit sparked discussion around appropriate behaviors at the memorial site, as well as the effectiveness of the site itself in facilitating memories of the Holocaust. Bu ... More
Presented by Caitlin DYCHE on 31 Aug 2019 at 11:00
Based on the dossier “#mulherescompartido: resistances, struggles and achievements in Northeastern politics” of the journal Cadernos de Gênero e Diversidade (COSTA, FERNANDES, 2018), the presentation will focus on the participation of women in left-wing political parties during the 2018 Brazilian Elections, particularly in the negotiations of their candidatures. With the support of a large te ... More
Presented by Dr. Felipe Bruno MARTINS FERNANDES on 29 Aug 2019 at 15:50
Rita Abrahamsen and Anna Leander (2016) underline: ‘security as a risk management is no longer simply about national interest or about questions of justice or social and political reform but about technocratic solutions’ (ibid.: 3). The state is no longer expected to be the only provider of security or the main actor responsible for protecting individuals. As a consequence, the notion that sec ... More
Presented by Kamila GRZEŚKOWIAK on 29 Aug 2019 at 11:20
Type: Paper Session: Topologies of Contention
Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork among No TAV activists in Valsusa - an Alpine valley in north-western Italy - this paper examines the politics of scale in a place-based conflict. The No TAV movement resists the planned construction of a new international high-speed railway (TAV) that would run through the valley. It has long been accused of the 'NIMBY' symndrom ('Not In My Back Yard') - a myopic ... More
Presented by Dr. Mateusz LASZCZKOWSKI on 30 Aug 2019 at 15:05
A portray of a writer could present an individual, who spends long hours with their MacBook, puckering their forehead over a piece of prose. It is plausible that this image propels a large number of literary adepts in Japan to submit their novels for literary prize competitions in the hope of achieving the “privileged” status of a writer. While new candidates longing for the “writer’s life ... More
Presented by Dr. Beata KOWALCZYK on 28 Aug 2019 at 14:25
This paper explores trust and distrust in relation to food risks and the chemical substances present in food among pregnant and breastfeeding women in four different regions of Spain in order to analyze how mothers incorporate different social meanings and to know the most important categories they use when talking about risk in relation to food. Through a study based on an analysis of cultu ... More
Presented by Dr. Araceli MUÑOZ on 30 Aug 2019 at 11:20
This paper examines narratives of environmental governance, climate change and the State amongst mobile pastoralists related to mega mining infrastructure projects. In particular, it engages with qualitative research to examine transformations in the social and physical landscape in the South Gobi region where the Oyu Tolgoi mega mine is based, and how these narratives of change feature in two off ... More
Presented by Dr. Ariell AHEARN-LIGHAM on 28 Aug 2019 at 13:45
This paper examines two creative projects which have worked durationally to increase gender equality within existing heritage narratives. We discuss challenges they have encountered related to the representation of gender, and the potential of creative interventions to nuance dominant narratives (Smith, 2009). Specifically, we explore the potential of walking and other peripatetic methodologies as ... More
Presented by Dr. t s BEALL on 28 Aug 2019 at 12:20
In this paper, I will pursue the idea that using 360° films can be staged as a first step to both narrative and sensorial collaborative methods. During my current research, participants are invited to wear binaural microphones and 360° camera in order to travel an everyday walking path in autonomy. After meeting up with me, they will be engaged into a new experience of their path through a « vi ... More
Presented by Hugo MONTERO on 28 Aug 2019 at 11:00
It has been recognized in Japan that cultural institutions such as ethno-museums have strong connection with indigenous rights movements. However, little attention has been given to the fact that preserved ethnic culture in museums has gradually transformed their meaning by indigenous peoples through these movements. Focusing on a case study on “National Ainu Museum and Park”, this paper discu ... More
Presented by Sakurako KORESAWA on 31 Aug 2019 at 11:00
Lewis Henry Morgan's definition of classificatory terminologies (i.e., bifurcate merging terminologies) by whether the terminology consistently distinguishes between lineal and collateral genealogical relations has long posed a fundamental question: On what conceptual basis is the seemingly self-evident genealogical distinction between lineal and collateral genealogical relations cross-cut by kin ... More
Presented by Dr. Dwight READ on 29 Aug 2019 at 16:10
Evolutionary theory in linguistics and anthropology developed under European colonialist mentalities of innate racial and cultural difference (whereby genes = culture = language) used to justify interventions and abuses, and subsequently to foment racist and ethnic nationalisms. In our contemporary context, do anthropological uses of those same evolutionary models to organize and interpret data - ... More
Presented by Dr. Bradley ENSOR on 29 Aug 2019 at 15:50
Type: Audiovisual Session: Audiovisual Session
The sea is immense, and Wesam is drowning. He grows in a refugee camp. Later he moves to Egypt, but because of his nationality, he loses his job. He feels, his only hope is to seek asylum in Europe by crossing the Mediterranean. So, after agreements with smugglers, he gets on a boat. On the second night, the engine stop working and he gets lost in the sea. Water rations decrease daily. On the fift ... More
Presented by Linda PAGANELLI on 30 Aug 2019 at 14:44
In this paper we will draw on various forms of cooperation and self- organization that appeared among new generation of the Torghuts, sons and daughters of the herders in Bulgan district (soum) in western Mongolia, now developing their own businesses in Ulaanbaatar. We will take a closer look at how the people coming from Bulgan to the city create their new economic networks, and how they operate ... More
Presented by Dr. Tomasz RAKOWSKI on 31 Aug 2019 at 12:15
This paper shows how cultural diplomacy facilitates public-people solidarities in the revitalization of old cores of the island-cities of Ternate and Tidore, the main seats of the historical World of Maluku, Indonesia. Comparing the two cities as commercetown and courttown, the paper shows that an agency of the central government is needed to facilitate cooperation between local governments and lo ... More
Presented by Dr. Idham Bachtiar SETIADI on 30 Aug 2019 at 12:00
Type: Audiovisual Session: Audiovisual Session
Rebgong is located in Huangnan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Qinghai province in China. Rebgong has been the center of Tibetan Buddhist Thangka art for centuries. However, Rebgong Tibetan women were not allowed to paint or to learn Thangka until recent years. In 2013, I met Lutso, one of the few Tibetan female Thangka painters in Rebgong. The film captures her unique life as a female student in ... More
Presented by MING XUE on 28 Aug 2019 at 11:00
All travelers eat and drink while on a journey – that obvious and important statement is very rarely researched by tourism anthropologists and food anthropologists There is than a significant niche in the literature concerning that issue, and it is hard to find any comprehensive research papers on what and why tourists eat or do not eat, how they react to certain dishes, what kind of culinary ex ... More
Presented by Prof. Karolina BUCZKOWSKA-GOŁĄBEK on 30 Aug 2019 at 12:20
Narratives and imaginations of love as a basis of human bonding in contemporary and historical contexts, both in Western (Giddens 1992) (Bauman 2005) (Beck and Beck-Gernsheim 2004) (Goode 1959) , and Indian (Orsini 2007) (Reddy 2012) context, have captured scholars’ attention. However, everyday perceptions and practices of love, especially in Indian context, have been rarely studied (Heitmeyer 2 ... More
Presented by Dr. Anna ROMANOWICZ on 28 Aug 2019 at 14:05
Livestock is an essential asset to pastoralist households. Zoonoses - animal diseases transmittable to humans - therefore greatly affect pastoralist livelihoods, economic output and health. As poverty and low socio-economic status are considered main determinants of people’s vulnerability to disease, pastoralists affected by conflict or disasters are at an even higher risk. Pastoralists may beco ... More
Presented by Dorien BRAAM on 31 Aug 2019 at 10:40
This paper examines state of exceptions in different social, political, and economic policy areas, which are usually studied separately. Whether about security, war, disasters, and economic crisis, such exceptions commonly contribute to the generation of wealth and power. The first part of this paper offers a historical analysis which shows integration and functionality of state of emergencies in ... More
Presented by Cansu CIVELEK on 29 Aug 2019 at 15:50
Young adulthood, defined as ages 18-25, is a critical period in the female life course. It is time of navigation the transition to adult roles. Young women make choices that may involve higher education, profession and occupation/employment (socioeconomic roles – transition from student to worker) as well as marriage and childbearing (family roles both biological and social). Physical and mental ... More
Presented by Prof. Maria KACZMAREK on 28 Aug 2019 at 11:20
Labour migrants searching for a 'good life' in the post-Soviet space have been especially attracted to Russian urban centers where employment opportunities in low skilled jobs thrived starting from the 2000s. However, after the 2008 economic crisis, migration flows diversified to include peripheries of Russia as well. Based on fieldwork with Central Asian labour migrants which arrived into the par ... More
Presented by Romelia CALIN on 29 Aug 2019 at 15:30
The remote Frieda River area in Papua New Guinea is home to one of the biggest undeveloped copper and gold deposits in the world. Despite fifty years of exploration the project has not yet developed into a mine. Local communities at the Frieda River often described themselves to me as very remote and excluded from national and regional flows of power and capital. They spoke about being forgot ... More
Presented by Dr. Emilka SKRZYPEK on 31 Aug 2019 at 10:00
Type: Paper Session: Exploring Southern solidarities
Another issue deserving highlight are the approaching attempts of the Warao with other indigenous peoples in Roraima. In this approximation process initial mistrust gave way to solidarity, through the acknowledgement of the common indigenous condition in front of national racism facing indigenous peoples in general. Despite mediations by international organizations, until now these peoples circu ... More
Presented by Dr. Elaine MOREIRA on 29 Aug 2019 at 16:10
It was my own father's grave. Perhaps it was because of his unanticipated, early death, perhaps because I was way too deep in anthropological thought that made me feel weird experiencing what I came to think of as practices of burying the dead, of visiting the grave, and practices of mourning and grieving. I was well aware I wasn’t only observing my father’s passing away, but was immersed ... More
Presented by Anna HEITGER on 30 Aug 2019 at 14:25
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has a dimension of risk management. Recently, conflict minerals is one of key point to note of human rights on supply chain. It is important for companies how to handle or manage these problems. The way of response to these risks affects company’s reputation. Before all, company should respond in a sincere manner. The purpose of this study is to clarify the ... More
Presented by Dr. Kanae TERAMOTO on 29 Aug 2019 at 16:10
Eight years have passed since the accident of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station following the Great East Japan Earthquake and resulting tsunami. Discontent is growing among the evacuees, including: compensation schemes, reconstruction policies, bullying at school and residence, etc. Previous works have revealed that evacuees lost irreplaceable value such as the natural resources of their ... More
Presented by Dr. Satoe NAKAHARA on 30 Aug 2019 at 15:05
India has been manufacturing hub for the textile industry since time of the harappa civilization. It has been playing a great role in terms of employment generation and sharing of GDP to economy after agricultural sector in contemporary india,nonetheless we can't shut on's eyes that the occupational hazardous effect it creates to the life of textile worker in general and female worker in particula ... More
Presented by KAMALAKANTA GAHAN on 29 Aug 2019 at 12:00
Type: Audiovisual Session: Audiovisual Session
"The rituals of the ancient Persian warrior training, is seen in combination with the recitations of a young girl coming to terms with her impending womanhood. [ The film is shot and performed by the director, a woman, in two locations in Iran where women’s presence is prohibited: the 'House of Strength' and a public men’s bath. ]" <br><br> Iran - UK 2017/Shooting locations: Iran/Origina ... More
Presented by Maryam TAFAKORY on 29 Aug 2019 at 11:06
Type: Audiovisual Session: Audiovisual Session
An intimate look at the life and work of a Roma refugee from Kosovo collecting trash on the streets of Novi Sad, Serbia, ‘Active (citizen)’ is a visual ethnography focused on the material, sensorial and kinaesthetic realities of the protagonist’s work and its political and social significance – the daily activism beyond the scope of public recognition. The film is part of a larger visual ... More
Presented by Jan LORENZ, Piotr GOLDSTEIN on 29 Aug 2019 at 15:42
The economic crisis that hit Iceland in 2008 revealed the existing interdependencies between global forces, local worlds and emplaced practices. Neoliberal reconfigurations of Icelandic political economy and the production of new subjectivities in the 1990s led not only to significant social and cultural changes in Iceland, but also prepared a fertile ground for crisis-to-come. The crisis itself w ... More
Presented by Dr. Marek PAWLAK on 29 Aug 2019 at 16:10
The Arara are a Carib-speaking people living on the left bank of the Iriri River, a tributary of the Xingu River, near the city of Altamira, State of Para, Brazil. With a small population isolated due to non-indigenous occupation around the Transamazonica Road between 1960 and 1980, the Arara lived a reality of effective endogamy, creating an extremely dense and complex network of relationships. W ... More
Presented by Dr. Marnio TEIXEIRA-PINTO on 29 Aug 2019 at 12:00
The demand for semi-autonomous states by different ethnic and indigenous peoples in Nepal rose especially after the end of civil war and the declaration of federal republic in 2007. However, the movement demanding federalism based on ethnic and indigenous identities was virtually defeated when, in 2015, the new constitution was promulgated with the boundaries of federal states drawn in such a way ... More
Presented by Dr. Tatsuro FUJIKURA on 30 Aug 2019 at 11:40
After being denied a US visa, Saudi performer in his mid-thirties leading a show in the US returned to Saudi Arabia, stating that: Since the Arab world has never had a sexual revolution, aging will not impact his popularity as a musician. He cited iconic Saudi figures who were well into their 50s at the height of their popularity. His confidence in the Arab world’s forgivingness towards his agin ... More
Presented by Dr. Maha Zeini AL-SAATI on 29 Aug 2019 at 15:30
Shifting cultivation is one of the very first forms of agriculture practiced by indigenous communities and its survival into the modern world suggests that it is a flexible and highly adaptive means of production. It is an agricultural system in which plots of land are cultivated temporarily, then abandoned and allowed to revert to their natural vegetation while the cultivator moves on to another ... More
Presented by Dr. Sushree Sangita MOHANTY on 28 Aug 2019 at 12:20
In the Internet era, People's Daily life is filled with "machine intelligence"". From household appliances and daily life to personalized user customization and news subscription, people are more and more dependent on tools, especially intelligent tools, compared with the past. This article investigated the output of built-in algorithm about africans impression of news and information analysis thr ... More
Presented by Dr. Ji GUANGXU on 29 Aug 2019 at 15:50
Research on immigrants indicate that the scale of the imigration from Nepal is growing (from 2017-2018 released on nearly 800 thousand work permits). In Poland immigrants from Nepal are quite new "guest workers". The migrants work mainly in construction and industry in positions that do not require qualification. They are coming in order to seek better life opportunities but they have to cope with ... More
Presented by Dr. Joanna BIELECKA-PRUS on 29 Aug 2019 at 11:20
Conservation of natural resources remains an overriding concern for developing nations. Market forces often motivate strategies towards the conservation of natural resources, which have limited scope and misplaced priorities. Tribal communities possess customary management techniques, which needs to be, incorporated in general framework for the conservation of resources. Local ecological knowledge ... More
Presented by Mrinal MANJARI on 29 Aug 2019 at 16:10
Contemporary right-wing populist politicians have been often portrayed as anti-European. Given that in their discourses they often target “Bruxelles” as one of their chief enemies, such descriptions may seem far from surprising. Recently, however, it has been becoming more evident that the statements in which they either criticize or reject the European Union ought not to be read as a rejectio ... More
Presented by Dr. Agnieszka PASIEKA - CONVENOR, Prof. Alexandra SCHWELL - CONVENOR, Dr. Marcin BROCKI, Dr. Peter SKALNIK, Annika LEMS, Juraj BUZALKA on 30 Aug 2019 at 11:00
After the refugee-protection crisis of 2015 in Germany, right-wing populists and extremists successfully fostered further politics of exclusion in Germany. At the same time, a veritably transnational solidarity movement fostered politics of socio-cultural inclusion, beyond identity-related boundaries with refugees and (post)migrants. Focusing this transnational solidarity movement exemplarily in r ... More
Presented by Dr. Felix HOFFMANN on 28 Aug 2019 at 12:00
The concept of Afrabiyya, first formulated by Ali A. Mazrui (1933-2014), a historian and political scientist of Kenyan origin, is an anti-orientalistic interpretation of political history in East Africa and a civilizational insight. Afrabiyva is a syncretic culture merge and an identity that has been developing through close contacts of Arabs and Africans since pre-Islamic times and especially sin ... More
Presented by Dr. Anna Siim MOSKVITINA on 31 Aug 2019 at 12:15
Globalisation is the result of the unipolar world that came as the consequence of the end of communism and the attendant discontinuation of the Non-Aligned association of nations of the South. Globalisation is presented as the homogenisation of social processes: economic, cultural and political, everywhere on the planet. It is supposed to belong to no particular group but in reality globalisation ... More
Presented by Dr. Peter-Jazzy EZEH on 30 Aug 2019 at 14:05
As a social statement that applauds randomness and adventure, an activity which is effectively an instantiation of pure trusting, hitchhiking inverts the logic of succumbing to the cultures of fear, individualism and neoliberalism. It stands as a retro survivor to the counter-culture movements of the 1960s and 70s. As such a residue, it should carry on questioning the status quo, maintaining its c ... More
Presented by Dr. Patrick LAVIOLETTE on 30 Aug 2019 at 12:20
Between 2015-2018, I worked on an ethnographic project about the Polish children’s experiences with ADHD diagnosis. My work was based in a middle size Polish town where I followed a few boys, some of them undergoing the diagnostic processes, some of them already holding an ADHD diagnosis. I observed them in various contexts – family, school and therapeutic spaces. In the two cases of boys hold ... More
Presented by Dr. Anna WITESKA-MŁYNARCZYK on 28 Aug 2019 at 13:45
Race, once the core concept in physical anthropology, is currently being rejected by an ever growing number of anthropologists in the United States (85 percent in 2013). In Poland, at the beginning of the 21st century, the concept of race was rejected by only 25 percent of professional physical anthropologists. Between 2013–2014 the academic community (professors and students) in biology, cultur ... More
Presented by Dr. Katarzyna A. KASZYCKA on 28 Aug 2019 at 11:30
Multiple choice tests are not preferable method of knowledge evaluation in anthropology teaching, and this is as it should be. However, sometimes there is no other option, especially in teaching of introductory courses with very large number of enrolled students. This paper will present some of well-established psychometric methods how to evaluate anthropological (multiple choice) tests from Kotta ... More
Presented by Prof. Martin KANOVSKY on 30 Aug 2019 at 12:20
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides “a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future”. At its core are 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries in a global partnership. They acknowledge that ending poverty and other deprivati ... More
Presented by Dr. Vesna Vucinic NESKOVIC - CONVENOR, Dr. Thomas REUTER - CONVENOR, Faye HARRISON, Gustavo Lins RIBEIRO, Heather O'LEARY, Soumendra PATNAIK on 28 Aug 2019 at 13:45
Anthropology perceived as cultural critique has a long tradition. Its critical potential was revealed in, for example, the 1960s: on the one hand, it was an innovative formula of the American Indian Chicago Conference from 1961 developed by Sol Tax, on the other hand, the teach-ins idea “invented” by Marshall Sahlins. In 2016 in Poznań an Extraordinary Congress of Anthropologists was held und ... More
Presented by Prof. Waldemar KULIGOWSKI on 29 Aug 2019 at 11:00
Drawing on one year fieldwork in a social work service for children in difficulty in Milan, Italy, this paper discusses how an anthropological approach has reinforced the methodological and theoretical tools of a music therapy program run with some of these children. Such ideas as fieldwork, community, informant, participant observation, dialogical and narrative methodology; ritual, symbol, embodi ... More
Presented by Dr. Leonardo MENEGOLA on 31 Aug 2019 at 13:35
Presented by Dr. Iswa Chandra NAIK, Dr. Raghuraman TRICHUR, Ms. Dwiti VIKRAMADITYA
Type: Paper
The anthrax outbreak of late summer 2016 on Yamal Peninsula, West Siberia triggered an urgent discussion on the state of tundra reindeer rangelands, which were deemed severely ‘overgrazed’. The narrative of ‘overgrazing’ on Yamal is hardly new, and extends back through Soviet times until at least the 1940s. This synthesis will briefly introduce the historic and recent discussion of Yamal r ... More
Presented by Dr. Bruce C. FORBES
The rise of right-wing anti-immigration discourses attempting to imagine common features that would mark immigrants as outsiders has gained awareness among academicians, liberal politicians and others alike. Yet, these discourses affect also migrant communities; The “need to belong” and to be identified as a member of a host country often connects to fears of exclusion and marginalisation. The ... More
Presented by Dr. Sabine BAUER-AMIN on 31 Aug 2019 at 10:40
This paper presents results of the research about folk art objects made by vernacular artists from local communities in Poland after The Second World War. Some of researched works are talking about the Holocaust as seen from up close, from a “bystander’s” perspective. The oldest found example is a painting from (ca.) 1948 by Sławomir Kosiniak from Zalipie, recently discovered in the archive ... More
Presented by Magdalena ZYCH on 28 Aug 2019 at 14:25
Type: Paper
Background: According to UNAIDS estimate, more than 2/3rd of 2.4 million adult females living with HIV in Asia were in India at the end of 2005. Again, by NACO’s estimate 39% of total 2.8 million PLHIV were females. Method: A total of thirty in-depth interviews were conducted with the female injecting drug users, living in five districts of Mizoram and fifty in depth interviews of FIDUs residi ... More
Presented by Dr. Piyusha MAJUMDAR
Assessment of Nutritional status of ICDS children aged from 2-5 years in Bilaspur District, Chhattisgarh MANISHA GHRITLAHRE Research Scholar, Department of Anthropology and tribal Development, Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, 495009 Abstract Countries throughout the world are at various stages at nutritional transition, food insecurity and undernutrition exist s ... More
Presented by Dr. MANISHA GHRITLAHRE on 29 Aug 2019 at 12:00
Type: Paper Session: Exploring Southern solidarities
Emigration has been a structuring phenomenon in Portugal’s social experience. The resilient process of emigration, since the 19th century, corresponds to deep historical transformations in Portugal, as well as to the differential contexts of departure (urban or rural) and arrival (in five continents). Such a complexity defies economical theories (push and pull factors) or outworn theories of glo ... More
Presented by Eduardo Caetano DA SILVA on 29 Aug 2019 at 15:30
Type: Audiovisual Session: Audiovisual session in Zamek
Nestled in the Himalayan range of Uttarakhand in India, Kalap may soon have a motorable road. Till then the village continues to be 10 kilometres uphill on foot from the nearest road. The film delves into the lives of the people of Kalap, who for generations have been negotiating their own path for sustainable living. With increasingly easy access to the world beyond, will there be a gradual shi ... More
Presented by Savyasachi Anju PRABIR on 28 Aug 2019 at 18:00
Far from appearing as a distinct component of medical experience in negro-culture, the diagnosis or the determination of the disease, linked to its specificity, is a means of its decoding and its resorption. Considered as one of the modality accompanying the medical experience, the determination of the disease knows a diacritic connivance with the atemporality, because in congruence, in harmony wi ... More
Presented by Antoinette Marcelle EWOLO NGAH on 28 Aug 2019 at 12:00
In Japan the population has been notably decreasing since 2008 with resultant social issues. This does not reflect a gradual social change nationwide but rather more rapid and adverse impacts on some rural areas. I conducted anthropological fieldwork in one of these rural areas in Japan, the northern part of Kyoto Prefecture, where a population of over 10,000 in 1960 had halved by 2018. We can see ... More
Presented by Dr. Goro YAMAZAKI on 29 Aug 2019 at 11:00
Tribal communities in India are having a predominantly distinct system of self-governance. It has successfully worked in establishing an orderly structure of their social habitation. Each tribal community in India is having its own system of governance. Of many in India, the system of governance among tribal communities of Jharkhand known as pathalgadi has its own distinctness. It has evolved by t ... More
Presented by Dr. Ashok NIMESH on 29 Aug 2019 at 11:40
This paper is about going back to the traditional ways of Tequila distilling. The production of Tequila implies the interaction of three different social sectors which are very important for the survival of the traditions. The first sector is one of big industry with high pretentions and lesser quality of the spirit. The second involves sophisticated producers going back to the older traditional m ... More
Presented by Dr. Rodolfo FERNÁNDEZ on 30 Aug 2019 at 11:40
One school of statutory state environmental laws argue that the indigenous and local communities are alienated from their traditional knowledge on bio-resources, access to genetic resources and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from their utilization under the Intellectual Property and Access to Benefit Sharing (ABS) paradigm. These are designed to protect commercial inventions an ... More
Presented by Dr. DEBENDRA BISWAL on 29 Aug 2019 at 11:00
The focus of this presentation is the Partida family unit and their sustainable rural food and alcohol production in the southern part of the State of Jalisco, located in West Mexico. For generations this family has been participating in the traditional rural life of the area with their family plots of land dedicated to producing mainly agave and corn. The family consists of Macario and his wife a ... More
Presented by Dr. Daria DERAGA on 29 Aug 2019 at 11:00
This paper considers the ghosts of the penal colony who haunt the space now inhabited by migrants in a French colony in South America. St.-Laurent-du-Maroni is a town on the western river border of French Guiana, the former headquarters of a penal colony (1850-1950), and the residence of Haitian migrants attempting to enter France. What does protection of this space mean to the French state? ... More
Presented by Jonna YARRINGTON on 29 Aug 2019 at 16:10
Type: Paper Session: Solidarity and consecrated life
The restoration of monastic life in Czech Republic put the communities to the situation when they had to learn again how to live the Benedictine, Cistercian or Trappist community life and how to ensure their subsistence. After forty years of precarious illegal existence the monks and nuns had to find out how to reinterpret and practice the Rule of St. Benedict including the ideals affecting the mo ... More
Presented by Dr. Barbora SPALOVÁ on 31 Aug 2019 at 10:20
All over the world best practices such as the Social Licence to Operate (SLO) or Free Prior Informed Consent have advanced to the state of the art in impact assessment practice. Recent research, also among mobile pastoralists, has resulted in a more differentiated view of what such concepts mean on the ground. In this presentation we revisit a community of mobile pastoralists in the Siberian Taiga ... More
Presented by Prof. Florian STAMMLER on 28 Aug 2019 at 12:00
The Democratic Republic of Congo, a country straddling the equator, is experiencing its tenth outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease. As the country with the most known outbreaks of Ebola virus disease, Congolese experts are known for their skills in containing and controlling the disease. In 2014, several Congolese were sent to support the fight against Ebola in Guinea and Sierra Leone. In 2018, the ... More
Presented by José Maria MASANGA NDUNGI on 30 Aug 2019 at 13:45
Type: Paper Session: Topologies of Contention
In many contemporary post-colonial contexts in Latin America, indigenous people are the protagonists of socio-political processes, triggering new practices and emergent collective narratives. In spite of this however, their presence is often overlooked, especially in urban contexts, and the policies of recognition and reparation toward them rarely acquire the material form of monumentalization. ... More
Presented by Dr. Olivia CASAGRANDE on 30 Aug 2019 at 14:05
During the refugee crisis in Europe since 2014, refugee's conversion to Christianity has been highlighted by the media and often considered in a negative light, especially in political contexts. Religious conversion is seen as an instrumental strategy to be granted asylum or to maintain refugee status and prevent deportation. This paper examines the underlying assumptions about morality, rationali ... More
Presented by Dr. Dong JU KIM on 29 Aug 2019 at 15:30
This paper explores how Nuer young men try to cope with the situation after the ethnic violence in South Sudan. Nuer men used to have scarifications, six parallel lines on their forehead through rite of initiation. Nowadays, not all Nuer men have scarifications. At the time of ethnic violence during conflict occurred in the end of 2013, their fates were seriously affected by whether or not they ha ... More
Presented by Dr. Eri HASHIMOTO on 30 Aug 2019 at 14:45
Care infrastructures that regulate who is paying for what and who provides care can be seen as one of the key manifestations of intergenerational solidarity. Neoliberal shifts in various European social security arrangements have resulted in new strains on families to organize care for their elderly. Families resort to exploiting the economic power geometries within the European Economic Area to c ... More
Presented by Dr. Kristine KRAUSE on 29 Aug 2019 at 15:30
This paper investigates imaginaries of solidarity that are apparent in contemporary Turin (Italy). It firstly provides a contextualized understanding of the concept of solidarity by retracing its many forms within the twentieth century’s social economic history and industrial identity of the city. It then examines the marks left, the continuities and discontinuities in the ways solidarity is con ... More
Presented by Maria VASILE on 28 Aug 2019 at 12:00
Today's manifestation and self-presentation of traditional cultures are increasingly finding place on the Internet forums, social networks and ethnically oriented sites. In global terms the growing role of virtual life is rapidly updating this type of communication, giving the opportunity to express opinions (sometimes anonymous) on various debatable aspects including some issues of ethnicity with ... More
Presented by Dr. Svetlana BELORUSSOVA on 30 Aug 2019 at 14:05
This study takes place in the Comminges region in the South of France and focuses on a peasant network involved in Biodynamic Agriculture. Composting is a main practice for this alternative way of farming and echoes Donna Haraway’s sentence: “We are all compost” (Haraway, 2015). In 1924 Rudolf Steiner founded the Biodynamic Agriculture at the very beginning of the organic movement in Europ ... More
Presented by Bertrande GALFRÉ on 28 Aug 2019 at 12:00
The biological concept of race is ancient, beginning with creationist narratives and eventually becoming a part of the modern evolutionary paradigm. Unfortunately, our understanding of this concept has always been complicated by its association with human social and cultural practices, especially in regard to the classification of races within our species, anatomically modern humans. The prerequis ... More
Presented by Dr. Joseph Graves JR on 28 Aug 2019 at 11:00
This paper explores patterns of black land ownership in the Western Cape towns of Stellenbosch and Paarl, at the center of the South African wine industry. Twenty-five years since the end of apartheid, few black South Africans have been able to secure farmland through purchase or restitution. During constitutional negotiations leading up to the first all-race national elections in 1994, white comm ... More
Presented by Dr. Betty HARRIS on 30 Aug 2019 at 14:05
The purpose of this work was to assess changes in body structure and age of maturation of Warsaw girls during the decade 2003-2012 in relation to socio-economic factors. The material consisted of 830 girls studied in 2003 and 381 girls studied in 2012-13, aged 9-19 years. Parents and their daughters took part in the questionnaire. The family characteristics included: parental education and profess ... More
Presented by Prof. Anna SINIARSKA on 28 Aug 2019 at 14:25
Solidarity appears to be at the core of dementia narratives, policies and practices of care. The concept of solidarity is encompassed into that of compassion, which informs national and local policies, and in the practice of person-centred approach to care. On the other hand, the narratives of dementia as loss of self reveal the importance of solidarity by unmasking the relational and dividual cha ... More
Presented by Dr. Cristina DOUGLAS on 29 Aug 2019 at 16:30
This works aims to discuss and analyse the process of transnationalization of a Brazilian small church from the southern of Brazil called BRASA Baptist Church (BBC) which has sent, in two decades, more than 200 Brazilians to England to help two local English churches, one in the city of Stortford Bishop called The Hub Church, and another in the city of Bognor Regis called Open Gate Church. In orde ... More
Presented by Mariana REINISCH PICOLOTTO on 31 Aug 2019 at 12:15
Brazilian Anthropology is characterized by the priority study of political minorities in the Brazilian territorial context. The constitution of the Brazilian Association of Anthropology (ABA) in 1955, made a strong commitment to the constitution of a political voice in the public sphere in favor of the rights of minorities. The Brazilian Constitution promulgated on October 5, 1988 established t ... More
Presented by Dr. Lia Zanotta MACHADO on 29 Aug 2019 at 11:40
While production of solid waste is increasing following population growth, in France energetic valorization by incineration is one of main solutions for treatment. The reason is that incineration reduces 70% of waste mass. Every year Lyon city transforms 60% of its household waste production into 70 000 to 85 000 tons of rubbish ashes. This huge amount of ashes causes storage problems and high cos ... More
Presented by Estelle MORLE on 31 Aug 2019 at 12:15
This study explores how ASEAN’s regional economic cooperation concentrates infrastructure construction in borderlands in order to accomplish a free flow of people and commodities across the border and how development in the borderlands is meant to be different from that of other sites. This study focuses on the case of the Chiang Rai border area in Northern Thailand where the North-South Economi ... More
Presented by Dr. Hyun Jung CHAE on 30 Aug 2019 at 11:00
The seeming disrepair of informal settlements hides the complex temporalities of construction processes, waste management challenges and a thriving economy relying on waste collection, storage and resell. Different types of waste (household trash, block party litter, rubble, discarded furniture) relies on specific economic and social networks that dispose, store and reuse what can either be seen a ... More
Presented by Rovy PESSOA FERREIRA on 31 Aug 2019 at 13:35
Incredible Edibles (IE) is a social movement that began in Todmorden, England in 2008 and has since spread around the world. Activists involved in the movement reclaim empty public spaces in towns and city neighbourhoods, plant food, and share the harvest with others. The movement’s motto is “If you eat, you’re in!”. This means anyone is welcome to dig up a few carrots, clip some basil, an ... More
Presented by Rachel BEGG on 29 Aug 2019 at 12:00
This paper is based on a long-term study conducted from September 1983 to October 1984 and follows up visits in 1990, 2001 and 2019. This approach has permitted to observe the the transformations which have happened in three decades: global, countrywide and local perspectives, looking into the larger processes of changes from the ecological standpoint (the natural, the socioeconomic and the cultur ... More
Presented by Dr. Carlos CAROSO on 29 Aug 2019 at 16:10
This paper addresses the questions: (1) can non-pastoral activities and livelihood diversification be important keys for building resilience among pastoralists of northern Kenya; and (2) what types of non-pastoral activities may sustain pastoralism in the future under rapidly changing contexts, and which ones may undermine it? To answer these questions, the paper uses the case of the Il Chamus com ... More
Presented by Dr. Peter LITTLE on 31 Aug 2019 at 10:00
Considering the often scandalizing and one-sided representation of sex work(ers) in public discourses as well as the marginalization of sex workers, this field of research almost seems to call for engaged or activist research interventions. However, sex workers and non-academic sex work activists have often been very critical of the role of research(ers) in sex work activism as they call into ques ... More
Presented by Ursula PROBST on 31 Aug 2019 at 13:15
High-altitude pastoralism is an extreme version of pastoralism only found in the two World´s highest mountain areas: the Andes and the Greater Central Asia. For millennia, the uplands of the latter one, denominated High Asia, have been scenery of a unique version of high-altitude pastoralism symbolized by an exceptional animal: the yak. Extended by parts of South Siberia, Mongolia, Kyrgyzstan, Ta ... More
Presented by Santiago CARRALERO on 28 Aug 2019 at 11:40
The paper focuses on descriptions of day to day activities of migrant care workers but also on spectacular events such as the organization and the consequences of ‘The Party of the Counter-Hour,’ an event set up by the protagonist of this paper, a Romanian care worker, with support from a local Italian cultural association. The central argument of the article is that shifting contexts between ... More
Presented by Dr. Gabriela NICOLESCU on 30 Aug 2019 at 14:45
In this paper, I explore how a collaborative film can become “ethnographic” by proposing a critical relation with the audience through challenging the viewer´s suspension of disbelief. I follow Pink (2011) who proposed that ´ethnographic images´ do not exist in isolation or without a viewer, but rather that the ´ethnographic´ status can only emerge in the encounter with the audience. ... More
Presented by Dr. Angélica CABEZAS PINO on 28 Aug 2019 at 11:40
Rugby has long been recognized as men’s sports. One reason is, rugby has developed among public schools in England. In this situation, rugby was played by boys. Rugby team₋work had been used as a metaphor for well-organized companies in Japan. Sweat and power were symbolic of men; until recently rugby was the image of men’s sports. However, now, women have advanced in many sports, even in ru ... More
Presented by Prof. Eiko Hara KUSABA on 28 Aug 2019 at 13:45
The issue of land tenure has found very imminent in the studies of socio-economic studies and very difficult to deny that it has no prominent position among the property to be acquire or held with and some time it become the definition of socio-economic condition of an individual. From the historical concept of land holding, it was always abided by some community rule or statutory regulation gover ... More
Presented by Ashish Aman SINHA on 29 Aug 2019 at 16:30
In 1991, the medical system of Estonia underwent changes: the new family physician service was implemented, requiring many medical diploma holders to re-train for a wider-profile reception of patients, including the health of the family as a whole. The system of specialist doctors continued to function. Every citizen pays social tax and health insurance tax (in addition to the pension fund and u ... More
Presented by Dr. Andres KUPERJANOV on 30 Aug 2019 at 11:00
Almost without exception, China's fast-growing megacities have been hit by the spicy cuisine, and for those cities outside China’s traditional spicy zone, the proliferation of spicy food also represents a major challenge to the traditional local cuisine. The change of food culture is de facto a symbol of the transformation from traditional Chinese regional cities to modern migration cities. In t ... More
Presented by Dr. Yu CAO on 29 Aug 2019 at 12:00
In the persisting patriarchal community, which, in the last decades, had to learn how to combine different subsistence strategies besides pastoralism in an attempt to survive, the author through the analysis of the researched material composed from the statements of selected Datoga members and families (Buradiga subsection) in a particular locality of Igunga district with negligible schooling enro ... More
Presented by Dr. Emília BIHARIOVÁ on 30 Aug 2019 at 12:00
The global citvil societies have adopted a policy in pursuit of a national isomorphism of politics, economics, culture and society in the Karamoja area, Uganda. The analytic focus of this paper is on the means by which these pastoralists embodied the practice of ethnic citizenship in defence of their habitat and as a means of resisting the dominant order, bypassing the normative idea of citizenshi ... More
Presented by Dr. Itsuhiro HAZAMA on 31 Aug 2019 at 10:20
Product of Climate change is change in the weather conditions directly or indirectly i.e. change in the atmospheric conditions as well as livelihood and infrastructure. Increased patterns of mortality and morbidity (directly or indirectly) can be observed through Climate-sensitive diseases. India is one of the most vulnerable countries in South Asia which is highly susceptible to climate change. T ... More
Presented by Dr. VIJETA CHOUDHAR on 29 Aug 2019 at 11:00
‘Nowhere is the notion of war as a mans game more entrenched than in state militaries’ (Basham 2016) ’Simply put the infantry will be more effective in war if we include the best talent our country can breed - male and female’ (MOD 2018) In 2016 women were invited to take up ‘close with and kill the enemy’ fighting roles in the British military. The Ministry of Defence said ... More
Presented by Kirsten ADKINS on 28 Aug 2019 at 15:05
The paper addresses current issues in feminist knowledge production, examining a role of researchers as co-producers of knowledge and their commitment to constructing meaningful livelihoods of the researched subjects. The paper draws on an ethnographic study of a women’s lacemaking network Charming Threads in Kraków, Poland, and demonstrates the importance of the history of lacemaking locally. ... More
Presented by Dr. Anna SZNAJDER on 28 Aug 2019 at 14:05
When I first started to work with street-sweepers in Lyon (France), I was startled by the adjective “dirty” so often used to qualify a public space covered by fallen tree leaves. Workers would explain that “a tree leaf is not dirty”, but as they are creeping everywhere, inhabitants and shopkeepers are complaining. Later on, I discovered that leaf litter was used by the city to produce comp ... More
Presented by Dr. Gibert MARIE-PIERRE on 31 Aug 2019 at 12:55
Violence, discrimination, and financial insecurity are the problems sex workers struggle with globally. Particularly, the least protected individuals, such as transgender sex workers, are targeted with these threats disproportionately. Relying on others for support is a survival imperative in marginalized, high-violence, or low-income communities. However, while coping with common external threats ... More
Presented by Ezgi GULER on 31 Aug 2019 at 11:00
National censuses, which introduce numerical, essentialist and reductionist representations of a culturally diverse society, can be interpreted not only as a statistical procedure, but also as a form of violence on the part of nation states against minorities, in that they impose a simplified system of categorisation in the description of varied and complex ethnocultural identities. It is rarely n ... More
Presented by Dr. Katarzyna WARMIŃSKA on 29 Aug 2019 at 12:00
This paper stems from ethnographic fieldwork carried out in an African Caribbean Community Centre in a diverse and deindustrialising British city in 2017, before the scale of the Windrush immigration scandal was revealed and felt. It seeks to examine how post/colonial collective memory, mistrust and lived experience of sustained disregard across at least three generations influence community membe ... More
Presented by Catherine Eleanor Lucy HODGE on 28 Aug 2019 at 12:20
Urban environment is a diverse and dynamic one, made up of multiple places, policies and activities. Over time, different actors and societal forces shaped it, using novel practices and creating new spaces, trajectories and experiences. It is precisely experiences which value we want to emphasize – the importance of senses, memories and life-worlds in production of social space. This paper ela ... More
Presented by Sara NIKOLIĆ on 30 Aug 2019 at 11:40
The purpose of this study is clarifying; what kind of planning methodology, focusing on the importance of communal memory inheritance, is effective for sustainable community design through revitalization of regional museums. Communal, sometimes also personal, “memory” and conceptualize “history”; how can we fasten together and own jointly such visible or invisible monument? How can work ... More
Presented by Prof. Tadashi SAITO on 31 Aug 2019 at 10:40
The Canadian food system relies heavily on managed pollination services from honeybees. Statistics Canada estimates that up to $5 billion of revenue is added yearly to the agricultural sector by honeybee pollination alone. The rising prices for colony rentals reflect that the reliance on this type of system is growing, despite the increasing losses reported by beekeepers each year. The Canadian As ... More
Presented by Ursula BERO on 28 Aug 2019 at 11:40
In response to the visibility of people who are recognized as refugees and try to settle in in new cities in the Netherlands, grassroots initiatives that aim to care for these refugees and to help them in navigating their new life, multiply. In attempts to secure funding and to establish partnerships, initiatives reach out to the city administration, to each other, and to residents that act as inf ... More
Presented by Lieke VAN DER on 31 Aug 2019 at 10:20
Peru has been described as ‘fractured society’ (Cabrera,2017); and nowhere has this been more obvious than within state-health care. The poor, indigenous-Quechua in the rural-highlands receive free-of-charge, but sub-par, family-planning and reproductive care that has historically shown a biopolitical agenda with the forced sterilisations of this population. Main reasons given for discriminato ... More
Presented by Dr. Rebecca IRONS on 30 Aug 2019 at 11:20
Real estate prices in Recife, Brazil, have increased massively in areas targeted for urban renewal and upscale development, leading to struggles around the right to the city. Historically, Recife’s poor have occupied mangrove areas, leading to the expansion of slums in central areas of the city. Benjamin Solomon conceptualises this as “occupancy urbanism”, necessarily a subversive phenomenon ... More
Presented by Sven DA SILVA on 30 Aug 2019 at 15:05
The paper is based on fieldwork undertaken as part of the project NoVaMigra (Norms and Values in the European Migration and Refugee Crisis), financed through the EU’s Horizon2020 framework (2018-21). With the EU’s value (or identity) crisis as a point of departure, this interdisciplinary project examines normative commitments of the European Union and eight of its Member States with a particul ... More
Presented by Brigitte SUTER on 29 Aug 2019 at 11:40
At first instance folklore and conservation seems to be parts of entirely different domains. Folklore is taken as material of language and literature whereas conservation is matter of environmental science. This article strives to connect each other in the context of the indigenous peoples of Jharkhand, India. Jharkhand is a rich place in terms of natural resources. Literal meaning of Jharkhand ... More
Presented by Dr. Walter BECK on 29 Aug 2019 at 15:30
Sacred groves are the patches of the forests or tees, which are the abodes of the trees and spirits and reflect the regious affiliations as the deities are either worshipped or venerated. The ethnic identity is also viewed. As an Institution it also interprets preservation and conservation of plants, herbs, climbers, existing in the place. here are good number of medicinal plants is available in t ... More
Presented by Debashis DEBNATH on 29 Aug 2019 at 11:20
This paper aims to examine the possibility of describing magical abilities from the perspective of individuality and the personality of the magical specialists/practitioners. The relationship between the source and history (whether congenital or acquired) of magical abilities will receive special consideration. In studies of shamanism and new religious movements, the personal qualities of shamans ... More
Presented by Dr. Kawada MAKITO on 30 Aug 2019 at 11:05
Swimming is a sport that takes an incredible amount of commitment from youth, parents, and coaches. Spending such an extended period of time with the same people—between 3 hours and 25 hours training per week, not to mention the all weekend long competitions—youth swimmers developed friendships and consociate relations (Dyck 2002) with their fellow swimmers, as one would with work colleagues o ... More
Presented by Sean HEATH on 28 Aug 2019 at 12:20
Presented by Dr. Magdalena BUCHCZYK, Dr. Zahira ARAGÜETE-TORIBIO, Dr. Aimee JOYCE
Type: Paper Session: Solidarity and consecrated life
My presentation will be based upon my multi-sited ethnography research tracing the global flow of current cultural practices of mantra chanting, which I have been carrying out since 2010 in Hindu, ISKCON, and Yoga ashrams and community centers in India, Germany, and the Czech Republic. This paper addresses the question of how various communities of Central-European ashramites construct ritualized ... More
Presented by Dr. Veronika SEIDLOVÁ on 31 Aug 2019 at 11:00
The current economic crisis reveals the social costs of capitalism and of some specific policies promoted by national and transnational agencies. Urban areas such as the Madrid district of Tetuán have been transformed by a process of increasing social inequality. Unemployment, precariousness in the labour market and the weakness of social protection systems have brought a significant part of the ... More
Presented by Ivonne HERRERA-PINEDA on 30 Aug 2019 at 14:25
The purpose of this roundtable is to connect two meanings of the topic of this congress. We will discuss how sports has contributed to the construction of solidarities around the world in many different ways. Fans and athletes of many sportive clubs cross countries and continents to work and develop networks. Indigenous people, LGBT, nudists, among other groups, organize sportive events where they ... More
Presented by Dr. Luiz ROJO - CONVENOR, Dr. Jérôme SOLDANI - CONVENOR, Livia SAVELKOVA, Raphael SCHAPIRA on 31 Aug 2019 at 12:15
Under the notion of nationalism, a wide range of expressions of solidarity, aggressive behaviour or other social manifestations is included in both the unqualified public and members of the anthropological community. Not all of these manifestations correspond to Gellner's theory of nationalism, which conceptualizes nationalism as a prerequisite for the emergence of national states. My contribution ... More
Presented by Zdeněk UHEREK on 31 Aug 2019 at 12:55
The status of EU migrants, and more especially the already disadvantaged minority groups among them, remains uncertain despite the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union in March 2019 looming ever closer. Roma, Europe’s largest and most persecuted minority group, are particularly at risk across an increasingly hostile and unwelcoming Britain. In this paper I will draw on my ongoing ethn ... More
Presented by Blair BIGGAR on 28 Aug 2019 at 11:00
Type: Paper Session: Topologies of Contention
How can we ethnographically make sense of ‘the political’ in constellations that seem to be geopolitically overdetermined? In Ukraine the political took on many guises over the last decades: it showed up in the ruptures of an unequal redistribution of wealth and of a dysfunctional state, in selective processes of Europeanization and transnational flows of capital, in political violence and mil ... More
Presented by Dr. Jens ADAM on 30 Aug 2019 at 14:25
Presented by Dr. Hari Charan BEHERA, Dr. Ajit Kumar BEHURA, Dr. Muhammad ALA UDDIN, Dr. N.K. DAS - DISCUSSANT
This presentation aims to clarify how Tibetan people in North India recognize and experience their relationships with others in real lives and cyberspaces. This presentation also tries to show the continuity and the interaction between them rather than their separation. As we can see from the Arab Spring, cyberspaces have been closely related to people’s behavior and politics since 2000. India ... More
Presented by Dr. Chihiro NAKAYASHIKI on 30 Aug 2019 at 14:45
Yunnan is one of the provinces in China with most minority nationalities. Located in southwestern borders, Yunnan province has a comprehensive context in terms of agriculture, poverty and ethnic minorities. Resulting from the standardized nationality identification by government, some minority nationalities are recognized as a certain nationality different from their history such as “Pumi ... More
Presented by Dr. Wei WU on 28 Aug 2019 at 11:00
This recommended session will train representatives from each Commission in developing their online presence. Each Commission should send a representative. It is necessary that the representatives bring their own computers. Commissions will leave the session with an up-and-running website and/or social media presence. <br><br> Number of participants: up to 100<br> Duration of the workshop: 10 ... More
Presented by Heather O'LEARY on 29 Aug 2019 at 11:00
The purpose of this study is to examine the process of solidarity creation among the local people based on their relation with the relics excavated from Ban Chiang Archaeological site. This archaeological site is located in Northeast Thailand. It is a prehistoric settlement with funerary areas. Its discovery in 1966 was a sensational event for archaeologists and became a turning point for Ban Ch ... More
Presented by Marie NAKAMURA on 28 Aug 2019 at 13:45
This paper considers the paradigm of audiovisual representation in anthropology as parallel to ethnographic accounts. I will be looking at the media art projects evoking internal sensory experiences that are not a consequence of intersubjective stimuli that could be registered in a documentary fashion. Through a process that I call creative sensory approximation, artist and anthropologists can eng ... More
Presented by Dr. Jan LORENZ on 28 Aug 2019 at 14:25
The saga of unending problems of Denotified tribes emanates from the British colonial policies that branded certain nomadic and semi- nomadic tribes as ‘born criminals’. The British were fearful of the revengeful tendencies of these inexorable communities, and tried to control them by Criminal Tribal Act (CTA) , 1871, which subjected them to severe administrative measures. They were kept in op ... More
Presented by Dr. Deepshikha AGARWAL on 28 Aug 2019 at 11:20
Over the past several decades, disasters of every sort become more frequent and severe across the planet. In addition, the number of people facing threatening hazards has drastically increased rather than decreased. Along with these two alarming conditions, there has come about the realization that numerous disaster recovery efforts and risk reduction endeavors have proven deficient and even worse ... More
Presented by Susanna HOFFMAN on 30 Aug 2019 at 13:45
The desirable futures of humanity should not be determined solely or even mainly by what is often called “the market”. What follows immediately is a statement of the first component of this paper. (1) What exactly is meant by global markets is notably unclear, or if clarified, unacceptable. “The market” is flawed if used as the main guide for social practices insofar as they are aimed at c ... More
Presented by Dr. Edward SANKOWSKI on 28 Aug 2019 at 11:00
The fact that Germany and Poland are neighboring countries and that assisted reproductive technology (ART) policies are quite strict in the former and generally permissive in the latter, has led some Germans to travel to Poland for treatment. A significant reduction in state-sponsored support for IVF cycles (ESHRE, 2007) along with the relatively low cost and high quality of medical services also ... More
Presented by Dr. Tracie WILSON on 30 Aug 2019 at 14:25
Mixed Jewish-Arab couples and mixed families living in Israel constitute social phenomena that have never been thoroughly researched up to now. Such families are a rare exception in our region and tend to be socially illegitimated by both societies. The study asks who crosses this social boundary, what are the living realities that such unions craft for the mixed family, and ultimately, can the ph ... More
Presented by Alice GAYA on 28 Aug 2019 at 14:05
The future in the classic sense of a stable income and secure social conditions is in crisis. Many students from lower class schools face unemployment and social hardship. But under these neoliberal conditions dreams of a secure life blossom. I follow associated forms of ""cruel optimism"" in German Secondary Schools by looking at dreams for normalcy at the one hand and normalized precarity at the ... More
Presented by Dr. Stefan WELLGRAF on 29 Aug 2019 at 15:50
As a newly emerging China-NIAHS (National Important Agricultural Heritage Systems) in 2017, Shizhu Coptis has increasingly become the topic concerned by researchers and the local government. It has been acknowledged with its unique medical significance, and also its traditional production system is of great value culturally, socially and economically to the solidarity of the county and beyond. Thi ... More
Presented by Dr. Qian TIAN on 29 Aug 2019 at 12:20
The indigenous knowledge of Tadvi Bhil depicts cultural heritage survival through continuing the traditional cultural practices in various form,Tadvi Bhil tribe of Maharashtra resides in the area of Satpuda mountain range. Tadvi Bhils of Jalgoan in Maharashtra converted to Islam which is believed to have taken place during the times of Aurangzeb (1658-1707CE), and Tadvi Bhils since then they conti ... More
Presented by MOHINI GAWAI on 29 Aug 2019 at 16:50
Cultural identity is an intercultural process may be understood as a set of customs,institutions, ideas,ideals and value created and developed throughout history,forming a continual entity within a general and cultural continuum usually associated with one nation,living in particular state or within a larger cultural community.Privacy remains both contentious and ever more pertinent in contemporar ... More
Presented by Ashok ORAON on 28 Aug 2019 at 11:40
This paper looks into various aspects of cultural spectacles and festivals to understand various nuances. Cultural spectacles are generally cultural performances celebrated by a community where material and non-material cultural objects are presented for the outside world. It can be best defined as where a group represent themselves for its own members and to the non-members. Such spectacles give ... More
Presented by Dr. Prafulla NATH on 28 Aug 2019 at 11:40
How to prepare the ground for socio-cultural anthropology in schools? How to translate, in Italy, the experience of years in various countries of the world both in the field of anthropological research and education? After returning to Italy and starting around the year 2000 my work in a public educational office, there were for me two major challenges: both were aimed at showing that intercultu ... More
Presented by Prof. Giovanna GUSLINI on 30 Aug 2019 at 12:00
Cultural heritage of Dom: A case study of Ranchi (Jharkhand), India. Dom's are the inhabitants of Ranchi. Except Ranchi, they also reside in the other districts of Jharkhand.They also found in the states of Orissa, Bengal, Bihar, Chattisgarh . etc. They are depend on drumming, basket making and labour. Their Practices related to material and non-material culture . To highlight the fact's, A case s ... More
Presented by Maskal MUNDA on 29 Aug 2019 at 16:30
Cultural heritage of Munda Tribe: A case study of Ranchi-khunti (Jharkhand), India. Population of Munda Tribe is 1229221(according to 2011 census) in the state of Jharkhand. They also reside in the states of Orissa, Bengal, Bihar, Assam, Chattisgarh, etc. Traditionally material and non-material culture of the Munda Tribe is on food culture and forest for Survival.Their primary source of livelihood ... More
Presented by Dr. Satya Narayan MUNDA on 29 Aug 2019 at 11:40
In the Municipality of Jantetelco, Morelos, Mexico, a group of young people have adopted the new technologies, gathering in artistic collectives and organizing to make audiovisual works in the form of documentaries, fiction and animated films, in order to revive and preserve the celebration of the ""Día de Muertos"". They have thus created agencies and made their cultural practices visible. Throu ... More
Presented by Dr. Juan Carlos DOMÍNGUEZ DOMINGO on 28 Aug 2019 at 11:20
Presented by Dr. Grażyna LICZBIŃSKA, Dr. Rajesh K. GAUTAM, Prof. A.N. SHARMA - DISCUSSANT
Participants of the Second Russian Expedition to South America 1914-1915 brought to Russia rich collections. Only to the Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera) of the Russian Academy of Sciences in St. Petersburg they delivered more than 500 items that characterize traditional cultures of more than ten South American Indian groups. They were registered by the collecto ... More
Presented by Dr. Elena SOBOLEVA on 31 Aug 2019 at 11:20
In the borderlands of Kenya, Ethiopia, South Sudan and Uganda, regional and national integration are both daily reality and long-term challenges. Conditions and changes on one side have often profound impacts on the other. Government institutions and NGOs have increasingly cooperated in conflict management and development efforts across borders, while pastoralist borderland majorities continue int ... More
Presented by Immo EULENBERGER on 29 Aug 2019 at 15:30
Tribes in India have distinct cultural practice, ethnic identity and socioeconomic status. Tribal economy is governed by customary as well as statutory provisions. Despite statutory provisions by state, customary land tenure practice continues with or without any inflicted conflicts in the tribal territory. Customary land tenure is an inbuilt cultural mechanism of the lineage society. Majority of ... More
Presented by Dr. Ajit Kumar BEHURA on 29 Aug 2019 at 15:50
The situation become worst when the concurrent government tried to amend the Chhotanagpur Tenancy Act. The anger burst out in the form of pathalgadi. Pathalgadi is basically a way to demarcate the territories of Mundari villages. The Pathalgadis have accused the government of snatching away the rights of the tribal people of Jharkhand, while the government has declared them illegal. The situation ... More
Presented by Dr. GangaNath JHA on 29 Aug 2019 at 11:20
The idea that families and people in housing need should not be placed in shelters, but in standard housing with social work support originated in the USA. It has been gradually adopted by European actors, among others by the group of young academic activists from the Czech Republic. In my contribution I deal not only with the acceptability of policy that was categorized as too radical for many of ... More
Presented by Dr. Hana SYNKOVÁ on 28 Aug 2019 at 14:45
The summer 2011 social protest movement in Israel was part of a wave of protest which had begun in the Arab countries and spread elsewhere. , two elements stood out: one was that this was a protest of the younger generation. The second was the involvement of women, both as participants and as leaders, even in the non-democratic countries. It appears that as leaders, the women embodied the demand f ... More
Presented by Dr. Dalia Liran ALPER on 29 Aug 2019 at 15:50
"The recently surging inwards gaze depicted by the state with an accompanying rise of populism, far right and neo- fascist movements in Europe and America have signified a tightening regime of controls over migrants to these nations. Concomitantly has arisen an interest within anthropology to dwell on the implications of these phenomena all over the world. As the world witnesses 'unwanted migrants ... More
Presented by Dr. Bobby Luthra SINHA - CONVENOR, Dr. Nirmala Devi GOPAL - CONVENOR, Prof. Anapurna Devi PANDEY, Prof. Susan Julia CHAND on 29 Aug 2019 at 11:00
This paper examines the delivery of healthcare services in the context of decentralisation. It also explores the role of Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) in the context of healthcare delivery with reference to rural India. It seeks to empower the local government by devolving power and responsibilities to them hierarchically. The involvement of local self-government in rural areas has enhanced t ... More
Presented by Suman DAS on 30 Aug 2019 at 11:20
This paper discusses how local philosophies and cultural idioms of informal economy based on illegal gathering of mineral resources in South Siberia. The main focus of preplanned fieldwork is Okinskii and Tunkinskii regions of Buriatiia Republic (Eastern Saint mountainous chain). The methodological ground of this project takes its course from a conflict of approaches to regional mineral resources ... More
Presented by Dr. Veronika BELIAEVA-SACHUK on 28 Aug 2019 at 13:45
In contemporary western societies population movements have increased and become more frequent for various geopolitical, economic and social reasons. In between migrants and turists we can find people who choose traveling as a nomadic way of life. These travelers are uprooted from a fixed territory to move in a semi or unstructured way for an indefinite time, financing themselves while traveling a ... More
Presented by Laura MERCEDES OYHANTCABAL on 30 Aug 2019 at 11:00
The tribal inhabited land of Jharkhand and Odisha remained in controversy over issues of development and displacement in India. The tribal communities which were historically ostracized from mainstream have hardly attained any development. Jharkhand and Odisha which together constitutes to one of the largest deposits of natural resources in India have unfortunately deprived its tribal people from ... More
Presented by SHILPI DOODWAL on 29 Aug 2019 at 12:20
Some of western institutions like universities, trying to go global and in order to attract more and more high-potential international students from the global South, are involved in affecting the imagination, aspirations and ideas of future of a consistent part of individuals or families from developing countries. While the people from the rich classes gain access to the most popular systems o ... More
Presented by Simone CERULLI on 29 Aug 2019 at 11:00
In anthropocene, problems and opportunities related to the waste cycle can be thought of as ""total social facts"" that interconnect different areas, plans and levels of human action. These issues involve the deployment of resources of a technical-organizational, economic and legal, as well as cognitive, political and socio-cultural type. Furthermore, with increasing force, waste is shown to be a ... More
Presented by Irene FALCONIERI on 28 Aug 2019 at 14:05
During collaborative compositional work in recording studios, spoken narratives were reduced to a series of vocable utterances, rendering the understanding of processes reliant on the technical understanding of the participants. Conversation about the progression of audio work is grounded in references to other signs, rather than cohesive descriptions of such. Usage of analog hardware and it ... More
Presented by Holly WARNER on 28 Aug 2019 at 12:20
With the rise of digital technologies, the labour of many workers is no longer anchored to particular workplaces. In the late twentieth-century much was written about the potential of the internet to free workers from the quotidian rhythms of working life – from commuting and the nine-to-five routine – and instead to ‘telecommute’ with flexible-hours working arrangements. However, the rise ... More
Presented by Dr. George MORGAN on 31 Aug 2019 at 10:40
Contemporary activist discourse in Russia, in line with the international trends, follows the diversity model approach to disability and tends to view disability as a permanent condition that has something to do with a person’s identity and self, as a socially constructed category, rather than an individual health problem. In the parents’ narratives, however, their child’s disability is mo ... More
Presented by Dr. Anna KLEPIKOVA on 30 Aug 2019 at 14:25
Disability is an important axis of inequality in the global context. Disabled people in higher education remain at the margins, discriminated against and excluded to a large extent. Much of the understanding on the subject comes from studies in the Global North and very little has been written in the context of developing countries where disability has to centre in the development discourse becaus ... More
Presented by Dr. Nilika MEHROTRA on 31 Aug 2019 at 12:15
Created in 1994, the French association Welfarm aims to fight for the protection of farm animals and for a better consideration of their well-being, from breeding to slaughter. Through a range of different actions (organization of information campaigns, creation of teaching materials, opening of an educational farm, etc.) the association’s objective is to inform the public at large of the practi ... More
Presented by Coralie CHAMOIS on 28 Aug 2019 at 12:00
This study is aimed at unveiling mechanisms that allow societies coping with real or hybrid war and intensive migration flows to decrease potential conflicts, by discussing the role of receiving communities in accommodation of uprooted people, in fostering or preventing the associated with those processes conflicts. It also targeted mechanisms of identity-making and social distancing, which can/so ... More
Presented by Dr. Viktoriya SEREDA on 30 Aug 2019 at 14:05
Whilst climate change has slowly become a non-negotiable, solidly established reality amongst the scientific community and even policy responses, what lies ahead remains a contested ground for the majority of the people. Thus, lay responses to climate warnings vary from disavowal and disinterest to heightened sense of alarm and extreme fear. Nevertheless, climate change is already a terrifying rea ... More
Presented by Dr. Aet ANNIST on 30 Aug 2019 at 11:00
This paper examines the role that various forms of dispossession – economic, political, social – play in the making and possibly unmaking of authoritarian populism in Turkey. Turkey in the last decade was characterized by a revaluation of social-political relations and established hierarchies, based on a claim of diametrically opposed values in the population, which went hand in hand with the ... More
Presented by Dr. Katharina BODIRSKY on 28 Aug 2019 at 12:00
In liberal redistributive systems, separate categories of beneficiaries and taxpayers are usually created, and the deservingness of the former is questioned especially when it is perceived as an outsider to the ‘moral community’, to the people to whom one feels moral commitments and solidarity. This article addresses this issue from the perspective of interregional redistribution at the state ... More
Presented by Dr. Mikel ARAMBURU on 28 Aug 2019 at 14:25
Following the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, residents of an affluent Washington, D.C. suburb staged a striking protest, flying rainbow flags from their homes when Vice-Present elect Mike Pence took up temporary residence in the area, in response to his homophobic and misogynistic voting record. Although notably few homeowners identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans (LGBT), their flags rem ... More
Presented by Dr. Siobhan MCGUIRK on 28 Aug 2019 at 11:40
The Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT), located in the southeastern part of Bangladesh, hosts 11 heterogeneous indigenous groups. Over time, the region has routinely been affected by successive intruders (i.e. Mughal, British, Pakistani, and Bengali). Since the mid-1970s, it has witnessed ethnic conflict between the indigenous people and Bengali migrants. The situation intensified in the wake of a state ... More
Presented by Dr. Muhammad Ala UDDIN on 29 Aug 2019 at 16:50
Claude Lévi-Strauss (1963) analyzing the spatial structure of a typical historical village of the Winnebago from the Great Lakes region, referred to the interesting discrepancy in its description presented by representatives of each of the exogamous moieties of the tribe. In the monumental monograph “The Winnebago Tribe” by Paul Radin (1923) one can find information that all researcherʼs inf ... More
Presented by Michał ŻERKOWSKI on 29 Aug 2019 at 16:30
While the public debate was increasingly juxtaposing agricultural enterprises to environmental considerations, the bureaucrats I followed strived to facilitate cooperation and mutual recognition through the production of policy documents. Finding the right scientific knowledge, intentionally choosing illustrative picture for a policy plan, and negotiating headlines and sentence structures were amo ... More
Presented by Solfrid NORDRUM on 28 Aug 2019 at 11:20
Through the enactment of 73rd Amendment Act, the power equations were decentralised but women participation is conspicuously absent in the field of representation at the local councils. Women’s participation in politics, is appallingly low as compared to men not only in India but rest of world, would serve as a powerful tool of empowerment. The elected representatives of women in Panchayat Raj I ... More
Presented by Dr. ESWARAPPA KASI on 28 Aug 2019 at 14:25
This paper explores to what extent it is possible to ethnographers to participate in helping teachers to develop awareness of their own representations on what they value as knowledge, teaching methods and pupil achievements. As a case study I will use my own experience in the Moroccan state school system where I have had multiple roles for the last 4 years: as a researcher conducting ethnography ... More
Presented by Chloe PELLEGRINI on 31 Aug 2019 at 13:15
As part of the annual ethnographic and performative laboratory, a group of students (anthropologists, dramaturgists and theater directors) jointly conceptualised, problematised and worked on the project about different masculinities. The assumption of the project was a discussion, negotiation, and exchange of research methods, strategies and ways of exploring social practices by combining ethnogra ... More
Presented by Dr. Magdalena SZTANDARA on 28 Aug 2019 at 15:05
Czech socially excluded localities (SELs) are pockets of urban marginality much smaller in size than American ghettos, French banlieus or British areas of multiple deprivation. All of these places are, to some extent, affected by drug economy and SELs are no exception. This economy brings into the dynamic of urban marginality two crucial trends: emancipatory and disruptive. It creates a livelihood ... More
Presented by Dr. Petr KUPKA on 28 Aug 2019 at 11:20
For a few decades, we are seeing a renewal of philosophical and ideological discourses on food in Western societies. Due to the diversity of the thinkers and of their deep motivations, it is a complex phenomenon. Nevertheless, something is certain: a part of these new representations of the “right way to eat” started to impact the local foodways in various parts of the world. The obtention a ... More
Presented by Frédéric DUHART on 29 Aug 2019 at 15:50
The pursuit of integration in Africa be it national, regional or continental is caught up between the two foundations of community; natural community(race) and constructed community(colonial (nation) states). Regional Unity calls for a transcendence of the confines of constructed community that is, an African loyalty and consciousness that is based on racial rather than territorial Unity. At the s ... More
Presented by Dr. Catherine PROMISE BIIRA on 29 Aug 2019 at 16:10
The counterinsurgency operation in Chhattisgarh in 2005 was a planned programme, to combat the Maoist insurgency in the region. Though the State had alternatives set for in Chhattisgarh, it had no rehabilitation plans for those who did not wish to stay in the make-shift camps, be it for those who wanted to return to the village or for those who wanted to escape the current scheme of violence. The ... More
Presented by VANI XAXA on 30 Aug 2019 at 13:45
Leaving open the possibility of a radical alterity and multiplicity of an environment with whom humans relate in terms that exceed modern worldings, I will try to describe Cañaris’ cosmopolitical practices and conceptions relating to the construction, uses, inhabiting and renovation of a building made with ancient techniques in one of its most important towns. The non-human entity that emerge f ... More
Presented by Dr. Juan Javier Rivera ANDÍA on 28 Aug 2019 at 11:20
The ethnographical material analysed in this paper explores political and territorial sovereignty through the lens of lived and embodied practices of co-habitation between East Indians and other-than-human powers. On the coast of Guyana, spirits of the Dutch, the first colonizers of the country, claim ownership over the land, especially on (former) sites of sugar plantations. In this paper, I focu ... More
Presented by Dr. Marcelo Moura MELLO on 29 Aug 2019 at 11:00
Type: Paper Session: Solidarity and consecrated life
The paper examines the network of Eastern Orthodox monasteries in North America that belong to various national churches (Greek, Russian, Serbian). North America is a unique place where one can find different national Orthodox traditions in one country. Orthodoxy in North America does not seem to have ambitious missionary goals and it mostly serves a small group of Orthodox believers that comprise ... More
Presented by Kseniya MEDVEDEVA on 31 Aug 2019 at 10:40
Land is the basis of livelihoods for peasants and indigenous people in the India and also an important asset in the global economy. Colonization was based on the violent takeover of land. And now, globalization as recolonization is leading to a massive land grab in India, in Africa, in Latin America which implies many risks and few benefits. Land is being grabbed for speculative investment, for sp ... More
Presented by Amiya Kumar SAHOO on 29 Aug 2019 at 16:10
Europe has never been so secure and safe than it is today. The feelings of threat, insecurity and return of exclusivist solidarities have nevertheless substantially increased. The economic globalisation is considered the major source of insecurity and formations of new solidarity patterns in Eastern Europe are considered as particularly connected with the introduction of liberal capitalism after s ... More
Presented by Juraj BUZALKA on 28 Aug 2019 at 11:40
Before colonialism, education in Uganda was non-formal. Men and women were socialized into role obligations directly related to their livelihoods. Everyone had work and worked towards society’s physical and socio-economic cohesion and survival. The African extended family was the ‘school’ accessible to all children and youth for the requisite knowledge, competencies and skills. It was access ... More
Presented by Dr. Peter ATEKYEREZA on 30 Aug 2019 at 14:05
Anthropologically informed educational practices foster intercultural competency and mutual understanding through interactive methodologies aiming for an understanding of global issues and complex interconnections. These educational practices, like Global Citizenship Education (GCE), stand between the fields of education and political practice – they use anthropology as a resource of knowledge a ... More
Presented by Verena SCHNEEWEISS on 30 Aug 2019 at 12:20
Oral history in humanities (pedagogy of memory concept) serves as an educational tool in terms of cross-generational perspectives. "Life lessons" conveyed in narrations prevent from social death or stigmatization and reinforce the notion of the meaningful worth of the old age. The therapeutic function of the oral histories is associated with a temporary cut-away from the hustle and bustle of every ... More
Presented by Dr. Aleksandra KUROWSKA-SUSDORF on 29 Aug 2019 at 16:10
Every community has multiple recognized types of social organization.Each type usually involves multiple actual organizations.Each organization is built up interactively by the use of a specific idea system: governmental organizations are built up by the use of governmental ideas, military organizations by the use of military ideas, economic organizations by the use of economic ideas, and so on. E ... More
Presented by Dr. Murray LEAF on 30 Aug 2019 at 11:00
Ema Keithel is one of the most historically important and unique market in the whole South Asia for being entirely operated and managed by womenfolk. It stands as a symbol of women empowerment in Manipur society. In the history of world, women’s of Manipur holds a high position, only in terms of domestic and social affair but also in political sphere, the women of Manipur stood firm in forefront ... More
Presented by Nonibala RAJKUMARI on 29 Aug 2019 at 11:30
Cultural heritage is passed on from generation to generation and refers to the customs, practices, places, objects, artistic expressions and values of a community. Heritage is therefore frequently described and measured in terms of significance, things that give meaning to everyday life, carried on from the past to the future. This paper/presentation will focus on two indigenous Culture Heritage ... More
Presented by Dr. Karsten KRUEGER on 28 Aug 2019 at 11:20
Reading, Pennsylvania was one of the wealthiest cities in the US in the 1920s, but is now one of the poorest. It is a deindustrialize city in the US rustbelt, where an organized, industrial working class has declined since the 1970s, while new immigrant workers have repopulated the city. Reading now has a majority (approximately 80%) Latinx population. This paper looks at organizing, identity-maki ... More
Presented by Dr. Sharryn KASMIR on 29 Aug 2019 at 15:30
In spite of conventional thinking, politics and emotions are closely related. As “discursive public forms” (Appadurai 1990), emotions may channel capillary power of governmentality, which leads people toward certain political ides, positionings and acts. At the same time, they may also initiate grassroots political pressures against subjects socially and/or politically legitimized in the field ... More
Presented by Dr. Monika BAER on 28 Aug 2019 at 15:05
Although a substantial body of feminist and postcolonial work has discredited the myth of the impersonal, independent, objective scientist and opened the door for research methodologies that require the full participation of the researcher and immersion in the field, emotional aspects of reflexivity tend to remain neglected and the researcher’s emotions and emotional involvement as sites of know ... More
Presented by Dr. Katrien DE GRAEVE on 28 Aug 2019 at 14:25
My speech is focused on the analyses of emotions, connected with nationalist attitudes, presented by members of formal and informal Polish national organizations. Emotions manifest themselves on the different levels of activity and have different functions – they have impact on shaping own social identity, defining allies or enemies and also the aims of intolerance. Emotions may also bond the gr ... More
Presented by Weronika KUTA on 31 Aug 2019 at 12:35
This paper analyses visitors’ emotional response to the Shanghai History Museum’s (SHM) representation of colonial past. Chinese historiography refers to the years between the First Opium War and the establishment of the People’s Republic (roughly 1839-1949) as China’s “century of humiliation” due to the country semi-colonial status. By juxtaposing images of colonial violence and the h ... More
Presented by Dr. Laura POZZI on 28 Aug 2019 at 14:05
In this paper I analyze the ways in which the social movement called the PAH (Platform for people affected by mortgages) mobilizes vulnerability as a form of resistance through various collective political actions in the city of Madrid. I follow stop eviction actions, the occupation of banks and financial offices as well as public plazas as a performative claim against the effects of the burst of ... More
Presented by Dr. Ana GUTIERREZ on 30 Aug 2019 at 11:20
Kuttanad is a low-lying and water-logged region in Kerala, South India replenished by silt brought by four river systems. The area was found to be well suited to rice cultivation and fields were reclaimed from marshes as well as Lake Vembanad. Reclamation of land for cultivation and flood control used to be undertaken by private farmers, with assistance from the state. Over time Kuttanad became th ... More
Presented by Dr. Narayanan NC on 30 Aug 2019 at 13:45
Conflicts between pastoralism and extractive industries have been documented widely in anthropology. This paper will present examples of research on such conflicts over 30 years and across the North of Russia, aiming to develop a typology of power dynamics, strategies and key scenarios of confrontation. Further, it explores the range of political and ethical stances that anthropologists have been ... More
Presented by Prof. Joachim OTTO HABECK on 28 Aug 2019 at 11:00
Ethnic tourism in Hui society has developed under the governmental initiative that aims to redress the gap between the rich coastal areas and the poor inland areas and to develop the national identity of the Chinese nation. However, non-Muslim tourists have been unwelcome guests for Hui Muslims. Hui Muslims tended to have an exclusive attitude toward Han Chinese historically because of the ethnic ... More
Presented by Dr. Masashi NARA on 30 Aug 2019 at 14:05
This paper presents the digital ethnography of the Facebook group „Protect the Rivers of Stara Planina“, established in 2017 by local activists and with over 60,000 members today. Primarily an informal environmental grassroots movement against the construction of small hydropower plants in Serbia, with the help of social networks it has surpassed local level and become a wider environmental mo ... More
Presented by Dr. Ana BANIĆ GRUBIŠIĆ on 28 Aug 2019 at 13:45
What does it mean to reflect on being a participant practitioner of an ethnographic engagement that one had carried out to ethnographizing the participation as a practice of method? My paper would like to present the workings of one particular art/experimental research method project called Zariyein which simultaneously straddled being an art project in its working an execution while also being a ... More
Presented by Dr. Subhashim GOSWAMI on 28 Aug 2019 at 14:45
Based on the data of the field research in summer 2018 I will showcase how rural dwellers in Western Uganda choose their religious affiliation. I was working in a small orthodox community near Fort-Portal and have possibility to compare results with the data acquired in Uganda Old-believers communities (Russian Old-believers orthodox church) near Kampala. First it should be noted that all the deno ... More
Presented by Dr. Andrey TUTORSKIY on 30 Aug 2019 at 11:20
When Ernest Gellner began writing on nationalism, anthropogenic climate change had not yet been fully identified as a major cause of global destruction. But by 1983, when his most cited work had appeared, the prospect of climate change was already being considered across scientific disciplines. This paper begins with an observation: while Gellner emphasised industrialisation and industrialism as ... More
Presented by Dr. Daniele CONVERSI on 31 Aug 2019 at 13:35
Dialoging between anthropology and art history, I seek to analyze the resonance of Yanomami culture in contemporary art. The objective is understanding the ways of exposing this culture, its impact on the struggle for the preservation of their territory and the recognition of this group. First of all, I propose an analysis of the photographic work of Claudia Andujar, who lived for many year ... More
Presented by Lilian PAPINI on 28 Aug 2019 at 15:05
In French urban anthropology, ethnicity has been for a long time considered by most of its scholars as an archaism, indicating a type of backwards identity only to be overcome by citizenship. This was due both to its colonial past confining people within the French Empire in their ethnic identity, and to its contemporary secular and republican ideology willing to bypass ethnic differences. This st ... More
Presented by Dr. Anne RAULIN on 31 Aug 2019 at 12:35
Type: Paper Session: Solidarity and consecrated life
On the verge of XIXth and XXth century Catholic orders were recovering from losses caused by secularization politics of XVIIIth and XIXth centuries. If we look on statistical data we see that this process of compensation had been stopped in 60s/70s of XXth century. Between 1974 and 2015 there was a general drop of religious sisters by 32% (in Europe by 55%, in North America by 66%), religious brot ... More
Presented by Dr. Marcin JEWDOKIMOW on 31 Aug 2019 at 10:00
How to approach the complex modes of belonging that unfold through tourism mobilities and imaginaries without neither imposing reductive categories on individuals nor negating the cultural traditions and socio-economic realities of these? Building on contemporary ethnographic research as well as on theoretical debates that have evolved particularly since the 1970s, this paper makes a proposition f ... More
Presented by Dr. Hannah WADLE on 30 Aug 2019 at 15:05
The aim of this presentation is to explore and strengthen the linkages between collaborative research-creation methods and “imaginative ethnography” (Elliott and Culhane 2017), as these are practised within performance studies and anthropology. Research-creation uses performance and its creation as collaborative, participatory, embodied, and improvisational approaches to knowing (Arlander et a ... More
Presented by Dr. Rajat NAYYAR on 29 Aug 2019 at 11:20
Type: Workshop Session: Ethnography as Emergence
"Ethnography as Emergence" workshop will use performative strategies and sensory engagement with material objects in a collaborative mode to invite reflection on how ethnography is not the same as field work and how the constitution of what may be considered an ethnographic object remains forever in constitution. If ethnography is a a mode of graphising the field (the ethnos) then one can argue ho ... More
Presented by Subhashim GOSWAMI, Radhika RAO on 29 Aug 2019 at 11:00
Type: Workshop Session: Ethnography as Emergence
"Ethnography as Emergence" workshop will use performative strategies and sensory engagement with material objects in a collaborative mode to invite reflection on how ethnography is not the same as field work and how the constitution of what may be considered an ethnographic object remains forever in constitution. If ethnography is a a mode of graphising the field (the ethnos) then one can argue ho ... More
Presented by Subhashim GOSWAMI, Radhika RAO on 29 Aug 2019 at 15:30
The paper discusses how the nuclear power plant accident occurred on 11 March in Fukushima, Japan, affected the livestock farmers. Those who lived within a radius of 20km from the power plant were forced to immediately evacuate and euthanize all the livestock. Whereas, away from the site nearly 30km, there were livestock farmers who were forced to evacuate (more precisely, inhabitants of two villa ... More
Presented by Dr. Kyoko UEDA on 30 Aug 2019 at 14:05
Evaluation of Respiratory Functions and Occupatinal Health Hazard: An Anthropological review * *Kaarthikeyan.R, MA Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, Pondicherry University, India. As the textile industry employs the largest number of workers after agriculture sector in Indian economy, it therefore acts as the pillar of Indian economy and provide significance to the economy of the ... More
Presented by kaarthikeyan R on 29 Aug 2019 at 15:30
Moral outrage over the rise of the far-right has often started from the premise that we ought to consider the ‘illiberalism’ of voter-choices: the choices of the supposedly mal-informed, bigoted and even racist citizen-voter. Similarly, within the anthropology of the populist moment, the lens of analysis has often been centred on the structures of feelings and sentiments of those who feel left ... More
Presented by Dr. Insa KOCH on 28 Aug 2019 at 14:05
Anthropologists and social scientists often emphasise the fact that the ‘state of exception’, as developed in the work of Carl Schmitt and Giorgio Agamben, is far from exceptional, nor is it a singular technique of government. Governments increasingly implement policies that, while ‘exceptional’, are entirely consistent with laws or constitutions. In this paper I question the idea of state ... More
Presented by Dr. Cris SHORE on 29 Aug 2019 at 11:00
The aim of the paper is to analyze the structure of experience during the movement of the subject of experience in time and space. I would like to show how the narrative of memory allows to articulate the experience of the subject in mouvement in time and space. The structure of narration synthesizes what is real in experience and what is spectral in comparison with what is real when crossing the ... More
Presented by Prof. Maciej BUGAJEWSKI on 28 Aug 2019 at 13:45
In the past, the study of cultural anthropology claimed that in order to gain a cultural perspective one needs to acquire the ability to “stand outside oneself, to maintain a non-judgmental attitude, to empathize with people of alien cultures and to appreciate fully that their actions and beliefs made perfect sense from their point of view”. In other words, they were contradicting ethnocentris ... More
Presented by Dr. Avigail MORRIS on 30 Aug 2019 at 14:05
Public health priorities related to women’s health have largely focused on pregnancy, childbirth and other aspects of women’s reproductive health, extending the risks involved to the lives of women and their children. Certain chronic gynecological conditions that affect women on the daily basis are often considered insignificant and are treated by home remedies. These problems largely associat ... More
Presented by Ruchika SHARMA on 30 Aug 2019 at 13:45
Type: Panel Session: Exploring Southern solidarities
Presented by Dr. Nádia FARAGE, Dr. Lisa GRUND
Background: Caste plays a very important role in defining the boundaries for the women health workers in India. It is well-established fact that lower caste people suffer from social exclusion and discrimination at their workplace in India. This paper explores the alternative coping strategies that women health workers adopt while delivering health services at the grassroots level in India. Method ... More
Presented by Dr. Virendra KUMAR on 30 Aug 2019 at 13:45
The links between population flows, disease transmission and higher vulnerability to sexual health risks among migrant populations are well known. This paper aims to interrogate these issues in the Laotian context from a critical perspective and through the lens of “embodiment” an anthropological paradigm that analyzes the body to be considered “as a subject of culture”. First we examine i ... More
Presented by Dr. Pascale HANCART PETITET on 30 Aug 2019 at 14:25
The present paper seeks to explore the role of social media among elderly population of Kolkata. The present society is dominated by social media whereupon various agents of social media including Face book, Whatsapp, Instagram etc has been a regular platform of interaction among a large number of population. Elderly population is consequently adopting this virtual space as a mode of interaction t ... More
Presented by SOMRITA SENGUPTA on 30 Aug 2019 at 14:05
One of the best solutions to protect the environemnt, is to socialize our kids in the pro-environment way by allowing the young generation to absorb the beauty and value of environment by setting them free in the green places and to be one with the nature (both flora and fauna). for exmaple, if kids are asked to plant a tree, to name it, to talk to it, sing poems for it or to be around it and ... More
Presented by PALAK DHIMAN on 31 Aug 2019 at 10:40
Varsha Sandilya, Department of Anthropology, University of Delhi, varsha.sandilya@gmail.com India is the home of different tribal groups which reflects its great ethnic diversity. There are 705 (8.6%) tribes living in different parts of the country and from these tribal groups 42 (30.62%) tribal groups are belongs to Chhattisgarh including 5 Particular Vulnerable Tribal Groups (P ... More
Presented by VARSHA SANDILYA on 29 Aug 2019 at 12:20
Uttarakhand, the land of Chipko movement has been known for its resistance towards the unsustainable practices of development. There has been popular resistances to development measures by the local indigenous people for equitable utilization of natural resources. The ‘British Raj’ witnessed a few movements against their forestry laws, in the form of Forest Satyagrahas, similar to module of ci ... More
Presented by Arunima K on 30 Aug 2019 at 14:45
Drawing from a year-long ethnographic immersion in the services of the French Juvenile Judicial Services in Paris, this paper examines psychiatric rehabilitation alternatives to youth imprisonment. The contemporary surge in juvenile delinquency, youth extremism and radicalization, as well as conduct disorders among adolescents have challenged the rehabilitative and containment potential of the pri ... More
Presented by Christos PANAGIOTOPOULOS on 28 Aug 2019 at 12:00
Performing in a site where my body is forbidden for being female was not a new territory in my work. I was on my way to Ūrāmān Takht in Kurdistan- a few kilometers from Iraq border- filming Darwish-men (Sufis) in a Pir-Shaliar ceremony, through the lens of a female filmmaker entering a space where women are not permitted. This time, I had everything planned so precise that 'failing' never occur ... More
Presented by Maryam TAFAKORY on 29 Aug 2019 at 15:30
The contribution will shed light on two mechanisms which undermine small business owners’ acceptance of taxes in East Germany. The tax system and the different public social insurance systems are – by and large – not related to each other; but many small business owners make a connection between these systems. For understanding the first mechanism, it is important to note that around three q ... More
Presented by Dr. Sylvia TERPE on 28 Aug 2019 at 14:05
Type: Audiovisual Session: Audiovisual Session
On the eve of postponed Congolese elections, two Congolese and two Belgian cineastes make a film about Kinshasa and its resistance against the legacies of colonialism. The four filmmakers want to tell a story together, but having grown up on other sides of history, they have different views on how to tell that story. What should it look like? Who should be in it? For whom is it made? Faire-part ... More
Presented by Anne REIJNIERS, Paul SHEMISI, Nizar SALEH, Rob JACOBS on 28 Aug 2019 at 14:11
This presentation analyzes the emergence of the EU’s cultural diplomacy and the growing institutionalization of a common EU cultural foreign policy starting with early 2000s. The potential of cultural diplomacy in advancing European foreign policy goals and promoting EU’s “soft power” has been advocated by a coalition of influential cultural organizations such at the European Cultural Foun ... More
on 28 Aug 2019 at 14:45
Young women from lower social strata represent one of the most unprivileged groups in Brazilian society, especially when they are black, indigenous, from North, Northeast or Southeast of Brazil. They are likely to suffer from forms of stigmatization for their social origin, gender and skin color, have smaller educational and professional perspectives and are more likely to be victims to certain il ... More
Presented by Julia HASS on 28 Aug 2019 at 11:40
There are few works in Mexican Anthropology that let us see the importance of women anthropologists (Odena and García Mora, 1988) and even fewer focused on the contributions of feminist anthropologists on the history of the discipline itself. In the last two decades, some authors started to recognize the labor of female and feminist anthropologists in Mexico (Sánchez and Goldsmith, 2000; Goldsmi ... More
Presented by Dr. Martha Patricia CASTAÑEDA-SALGADO on 29 Aug 2019 at 16:10
Join us for a showcase! Take part in educational activities and discussions based on an ethnographic film-clip. Build learning with film at the centre, not the edge. Come away with a practical example to use with your class, lecture, tutorial or seminar group. Find out how to take film further. Showcasing a teaching resource from ‘Ethnographic Video Online, Teaching Edition’, we will cons ... More
Presented by Emma FORD on 28 Aug 2019 at 11:40
Pallar is an ancient Tamil community living Tamil Nadu, one of the southern states of India, and since the Sangam age it is associated with agriculture activities and known for the management of water resources. This paper studies their folklore, water management system and legal issues involved. A vast amount of Sangam literature and other archaeological findings are pieces of evidence for their ... More
Presented by Dr. Muthiah RAMAKRISHNAN on 29 Aug 2019 at 15:50
Human beings need food for life. However, food varies among cultures and , regions , as well as from time to time. This paper concerns contemporary food security and sovereignty problems of Indigenous people, as exemplified by the Inupiat of Alaska. For approximately the last 1000 years, Bowhead whale hunts, their related festivals and feasts, sharing and consumption of whale products have been a ... More
Presented by Dr. Nobuhiro KISHIGAMI on 29 Aug 2019 at 16:50
Food sovereignty movement makes the significant part of the global struggle for solidarity (moral, good) economy as well as the important part in fighting the climate change. It is the right of peoples to healthy and culturally appropriate food produced through ecologically sound and sustainable methods, and their right to define their own food and agriculture systems. The struggle encompasses sev ... More
Presented by Dr. Olga ORLIĆ on 28 Aug 2019 at 14:05
The global food crisis has a systemic global dimension, but in practice it consists of multiple sub-crises at regional, national and local levels. Across monsoon Asia, the staple food, major crop, key commodity and basis of food security is rice. Countries of the region manage their rice-security through strategies ranging from commercial export of surplus production to complete dependence on impo ... More
Presented by Dr. Graeme MACRAE on 30 Aug 2019 at 11:20
The tribals depend on forest to meet their need particularly related to food, fuel and fodder. Apart from these and various other items, they also get the medicinal plants from the forest. But due to several external and internal means they are now getting out of it. If herbal medicine was not available properly from the forest then there will be no more existence of traditional medicine system an ... More
Presented by Dr. SAMIK ROY on 31 Aug 2019 at 10:20
Traditionally the forest has a great complicated role as a being of human society. From generation to generation many peoples in different areas of the Earth used the forest as a place for leaving and a resource for carrying out their life-support activity. The forest gave wood for constructing houses, food for life and plants for medical treatment. As a result, the forest was not only an importan ... More
Presented by Dr. Viacheslav RUDNEV on 28 Aug 2019 at 12:00
Transgender people in India face legal and social difficulties not experienced by common persons. Over the past decade, though LGBT people have gained more and more tolerance in India, especially in large cities, nonetheless, most LGBT people in India remain closeted, fearing discrimination from their families, who might see homosexuality as shameful. Reports of honour killings, attacks, torture, ... More
Presented by Ratnakar PALEI on 28 Aug 2019 at 11:00
This paper examines the processes of solidarity in which black, white, and mestiço (mixed race) football players engaged as they migrated from Portugal’s African territories to the metropole from roughly the 1940s until the end of the colonial period in 1975. Once in the metropole, I argue that provenance served as a durable social bond, transcending, eroding, or at least tempering social, raci ... More
Presented by Dr. Tod CLEVELAND on 28 Aug 2019 at 14:25
In this paper, we focus on researching the issue of female solidarity in fitness in Serbia. In the light of the body positivity debate, which suggests that each body should be celebrated and accepted, we address questions that stem from position of women who practice fitness in Serbia. As opposed to more traditional global beauty ideals (skinny, mannequin figure), the new female fitness body is a ... More
Presented by Nevena MILANOVIĆ on 28 Aug 2019 at 12:00
The Daasanach living around the border area among Ethiopia, Kenya and South Sudan have fought with four neighboring pastoral groups, or “enemies” (kiz). In the Daasanach language, the two words meaning armed conflict with the enemy are sulla and osu. Both words refer to the main purpose of killing the enemy and raiding their livestock. On the other hand, many Daasanach have individual amicable ... More
Presented by Dr. Toru SAGAWA on 30 Aug 2019 at 11:20
The paper juxtaposes the framings of vaccination among medical professionals and laypeople that have emerged in Serbian post-socialist context. The differing perspectives are contextualized against their political, economic, socio-cultural and historical backgrounds. The analysis demonstrates that medical professionals still cling to the previous socialist principles in securing public health, as ... More
Presented by Dr. Vesna TRIFUNOVIC on 30 Aug 2019 at 12:20
Recently, the impacts of heritage tourism on space identity is considered to be important reflection of the global-local dialectic, the locals' place identity is reshaped during the contest of ownership and authorship. As a result, the development of Kaiping as a heritages site inspires a lot of discussion. The paper adopts a comprehensive method of literature, observation and interview to analyze ... More
Presented by Dr. Xueji WANG on 30 Aug 2019 at 11:40
Along the 20th century, mobilisation of arts for the Palestinian national struggle has been characterized by the nostalgia of an imagined and rural pre-Nakba Palestinian life. Nevertheless, recent researches have highlighted the way new forms of artistic practices in Palestine as well as in the Diaspora allow young Palestinians to create an alternative vision of the national struggle, distancing t ... More
Presented by Ana RODRIGUEZ on 28 Aug 2019 at 13:45
The postsocialist transformation in Central Europe was not a unilinear process that has led away from the authoritarian system to democratic rules granting individual freedoms. The argument is made that the social exclusion based on class order established thanks to the existing ‘global hierarchy of value’ and cultural hegemony played an important role in shaping postsocialist processes. In th ... More
Presented by Prof. Michał BUCHOWSKI on 28 Aug 2019 at 11:00
Graduates of doctoral studies face hard choice regarding their future. They can begin building a career outside university or try to stay in academia, which usually means necessity to apply on postdoctoral researcher position to many universities and research institutes. Low number of open positions virtually precludes applying only to home university or within one country. That is often seen as b ... More
Presented by Paweł Tomasz WITANOWSKI on 31 Aug 2019 at 12:15
Recent waves of unrest surrounding the price of fuel have proliferated globally, including the French gilets jaunes movement and the Mexican gasolinazos protests. Austerity politics often justify squeezing profits out of utilities and limiting access to basic necessities. Adding insult to injury, the banner of environmental necessity sometimes obscures profit motives in resulting price hikes. Clim ... More
Presented by Dr. Charlotte BRUCKERMANN on 30 Aug 2019 at 12:20
Data and information were collected through direct interview, observation, fieldwork research and qualitative analysis. The analysis is full of significations and led us to a new understanding of African history. Firstly, it is important to know that the African traditional medicine remains a popular medicine strongly linked to Africans despite the colonization process and the existence of th ... More
Presented by Dr. Jean Paulin MENGUE ME NDONGO on 28 Aug 2019 at 11:40
The death toll of natural disasters is enormous. Loosing someone close is a traumatic experience. During the catastrophe like Fukushima 2011, when the Japanese nation experienced one of the most tragic losses, the world was watching. Media everywhere were informing on the events hourly. The full coverage and technology made it possible to feel empathetic towards the Japanese. In the aftermath of t ... More
Presented by Marta JAWORSKA on 30 Aug 2019 at 12:20
This presentation will address future-making and aspirations of the displaced, taking some examples of South Sudanese refugees in Uganda. Refugees are often seen as beings deprived of agency, different from ""migrants"". However, wartime migration can be induced by aspirations for 'good life' as well as life-preserving endeavors. It is often overlooked that becoming and being a refugee is a transf ... More
Presented by Dr. Isao MURAHASHI on 29 Aug 2019 at 11:40
Being a worldwide phenomenon, also in Ethiopia informal savings and insurance associations constitute an important aspect of society. In parts of the country their membership amongst married adults is nearly 100 percent. They can be found in all classes of society, from shoe-shine boys to successful business men. The same informal saving and insurance associations are also popular and practiced in ... More
Presented by Dr. Sophia THUBAUVILLE on 29 Aug 2019 at 12:20
Excluding pastoralists from futuremaking in the name of development and modernity has created, what in chemistry is known as toxic synergy. Development patterns that seemed to make sense in one institutional framework (e.g Sustainable Development Goals) were matched with market mechanisms that seemed to make sense in another institutional framework (economic growth and investment). States and past ... More
Presented by Dr. Echi Christina GABBERT on 30 Aug 2019 at 14:05
Taxation and gambling are two very different ways of exchanging. Gambling is voluntary and seems lively, effortless and playful, yet studies of gambling show the seriousness involved and its ritualistic qualities. Gambling maintains the rigid hierarchy among the Balinese (Geertz 1973), displays Greek masculinity through nonchalant behavior (Herzfeld 1991) and reinforces social inequality (Binde 20 ... More
Presented by Dr. Lotta BJÖRKLUND LARSEN on 28 Aug 2019 at 11:00
Capitalising on the Pokot community, the paper ethnographically uses female genital modifications (FGM) to demonstrate rites of passage as arenas of gender construction and marginalisation in Africa. In her journey to womanhood for instance, a Pokot girl undergoes at least fifteen (15) traditional FGM rites organised in the three Van Gennep stages of separation, limen and incorporation. During thi ... More
Presented by Chris. C. OPESEN on 30 Aug 2019 at 12:20
We analysed a DHS (Demographic and Health Survey) dataset on health and living conditions indicators among 1021 children (51% girls, 49% boys), under 5 years of age, living in rural areas of Jigawa State, Nigeria. The percentage of overall undernutrition is very high with 59% of the children being classified as stunted, and 43% as underweight. There is a gender effect on health and nutritional out ... More
Presented by Dr. Ines VARELA-SILVA on 28 Aug 2019 at 12:00
During and following the 18 days of protest against the rule of Hosni Mubarak in 2011, there were spikes in harassment and assault in public spaces, and patrols were formed to combat these incidents. Aware of the importance of bystanders as witnesses and potential interveners to harassment, movements began awareness campaigns in the streets and in the metro. The Cairo metro has specific cars desig ... More
Presented by Dr. Sandra FERNANDEZ on 28 Aug 2019 at 13:45
This paper discusses the ethnographic material collected from the upper Himalayans vilalges with a mixed economy of subsistence agriculture, pastoral activities and trade. Over centuries the people here had adapted to the fragile ecosystem by a mixture of social, cultural and technological practices interwoven with eac other. Over the past couple of decades the effects of global warming are making ... More
Presented by Subhadra CHANNA on 28 Aug 2019 at 11:20
“Trust is the most joyous kind of bond with another living being. But isn't is true that whenever we enjoy being with someone, there is [both] a factor of risk there, and also a factor of trust, which gives our enjoyment an edge of rapture?” (Lingis 2004: x). Trust is akin to a permeable border, solid but skin-thin, that makes possible connections between Other and self, self and world. A ... More
Presented by Dr. Marijn NIEUWENHUIS on 30 Aug 2019 at 14:45
Current U.S. administrative calls to protect “American workers” and “American jobs” invoke particular tropes of economic nationalism, each with their own ghosts, including the eighteenth-century revolution for U.S. independence from British colonial rule; labor union campaigns asking consumers to “buy American” in the twentieth century; and current anti-immigrant, anti-internationalist ... More
Presented by Dr. Ann KINGSOLVER on 29 Aug 2019 at 15:30
With the release of the so-called Panama Papers, a widespread network of tax havens and offshore shell-companies hit global newsrooms like a bombshell. Numerous enquiries from critical journalist networks and national tax agencies followed. What this and further document released since revealed is that a significant share of global fiscal transactions happens beyond the radar of national tax autho ... More
Presented by Dr. Patrick NEVELING on 28 Aug 2019 at 11:20
World History is marred with industrial/corporate invasion and exploitation of native communities and natural resources. This has often led to marginalisation, displacement and migration of local communities creating social and cultural upheaval and unrest as well as human rights and developmental concerns. Today, Corporate Citizenship recognises the need for ‘management of the totality of relat ... More
Presented by Dr. Indrani MUKHERJEE on 30 Aug 2019 at 11:20
In my paper, I will analyze the relation between urban peripheric space, sport, and evangelicalism using the case of evangelical Brazilian jiu-jitsu in Rio de Janeiro. Scholarship on martial arts and religion (Greve 2014; Alter 1993) has drawn attention to the embodiment of religious belief through martial arts training. Scholarship on religion in urban spaces on the other hand (Becci, Burchardt, ... More
Presented by Raphael SCHAPIRA on 29 Aug 2019 at 16:10
In this paper I will discuss the contributions of the Romani and Non-Romani women‘ s rights activism to the process of the transformation of the obstetrics care in Slovakia. On an example of an analysis of the grass-root and human rights activism of women from diverse social and ethnic background I will (1) describe how the structural violence that is present in the Slovak obstetrics care system ... More
Presented by Dr. Zuzana PEŠŤANSKÁ on 30 Aug 2019 at 14:45
The paper aims at an ethnographic analysis of local forms of grassroots activism in a medium-size city of Banská Bystrica, Slovakia. It challenges some scholarly literature that focused on the weakness of civil society and the lack of civil engagement in Central and Eastern Europe. It brings an example of new urban activism in Slovakia, focusing on the role and practices of urban activist groups ... More
Presented by Dr. Alexandra BITUSIKOVA on 28 Aug 2019 at 14:25
The paper discusses the almost lost socialist-modernist green corridor infrastructure as a focal point of urban struggles amid air pollution crisis in Warsaw. Over the past decades, the radial green ventilation corridors nicknamed wedges have been disappearing at an alarming rate amid new construction. The call for a preservation of the remaining wedges has become a powerful symbol channeling the ... More
Presented by Jana HRCKOVA on 30 Aug 2019 at 12:00
Emotions plays an important role in everybody's life. It is believed that women are mostly vulnerable in terms of their emotional behavior. This paper attempts to understand from various narratives of the domestic paid workers in Assam on managing their emotions in the workplace to earn a livelihood in the difficult situation. Mostly women domestic help work in the households to earn bread for ... More
Presented by Dr. Amiya Kumar DAS on 28 Aug 2019 at 13:45
Poland is a low prevalence country. The number of yearly registered new HIV cases exceeds one thousand. Nearly 24 thousand cases have been detected since the beginning of the epidemic in 1985, out of which 3,657 were AIDS cases. It is estimated that at least 30% of the entire HIV+ population is not aware of their serological status. HIV testing in Poland is provided in various settings: at r ... More
Presented by Anna MARZEC-BOGUSLAWSKA on 29 Aug 2019 at 15:50
“Hath a nation changed its gods?” (Jeremiah 2:10-11) Francesca Merlan Part of the re-shaping of indigenous community in Australia in contact with, and under the influence of, mainstream impulses has been the adoption of a vocabulary of `nation’. In North America (where bounding forms of organization have been under construction from indigenous antecedents for many decades) there has been ... More
Presented by Dr. Francesca MERLAN on 29 Aug 2019 at 12:00
The aim of the roundtable will be to examine a phenomenon of Polish "Islamophobia without Muslims" and to compare it to anti-Muslim attitudes that have developed in other parts of Europe. During the discussion we will particularly focus on the Islamophobic discourses, policies and incidents that dominated the public sphere in Poland in the context of the refugee crisis of 2015 and that have remain ... More
Presented by Dr. Monika BOBAKO - CONVENOR, Dorota GROBELNA - CONVENOR, Dr. Francesco BACHIS, Prof. Michał BUCHOWSKI, Prof. Krzysztof JASKUŁOWSKI on 30 Aug 2019 at 13:45
Almost without exception, somewhere in the healing landscape in the agricultural plain of Chhattisgarh, central India, lays the baigā-guniyā (a Chhattisgarhi phrase to encompass all village healers). When the occasion arises, the baigā handles the mechanics of the rituals of deities on behalf of the village and their shrines are regarded as his special province. His role complements the role of ... More
Presented by Dr. Helen MACDONALD on 30 Aug 2019 at 14:05
Occupational profile is a prominent social determinant which not only has direct influence on health and well-being but also interacts with other determinants to a produce a vital effect on health of an individual. In context of developing countries such as India, there exists a complex relationship between occupational activity and health status. In western India, people engage in an array of eco ... More
Presented by VIJIT DEEPANI on 29 Aug 2019 at 11:20
The study was conducted over a period of one year and seven month from July 2008. 275 healthy non-smoking women were included 159 cooked solely with biomass and 116 cooked with LPG. A standardised respiratory symptoms questionnaire was administered to all the subjects and spirometry was carried out. Passive smoking showed no significant difference between the two groups. No statistically signifi ... More
Presented by Dr. Ajeet JAISWAL on 29 Aug 2019 at 15:50
In April 2018, the so called “Velvet revolution” in Armenia put an end to about two-decades of the post-soviet oligarchic regime. Under this regime a strong clericalization of the society was undertaken. Religion and clerics were introduced into many of spheres that had previously been secularized: army, school, culture, state rituals. The church was exempted of taxes and that played its impor ... More
Presented by Dr. Yulia ANTONYAN on 30 Aug 2019 at 12:00
Only few scholars have asked how the dominant consumer ideals of the postwar period in western Europe were entangled with the previous colonialist and fascist politicization of the commercial sphere (Lombardi-Diop 2011). The same holds true for the possible links between the meanings of postwar consumer cultures and the context of decolonization (Ross 1995). Based on a broad range of material ... More
Presented by Dr. Natalie SCHOLZ on 28 Aug 2019 at 14:25
Tourism is embedded in the individual’s temporal and spatial life-path in complex ways and often related to other forms of temporal mobility (Urry 2002; Burns &amp; Novelli 2008, Hall 2008). In our paper, we discuss the multidimensional, intertwined practices of professional mobility and tourism, building on two qualitative studies of highly-skilled Swedish professionals’ practices of “inter ... More
Presented by Dr. Katarzyna WOLANIK BOSTRÖM on 28 Aug 2019 at 11:40
A hip hop band in Poznań that unites Muslim performers with Yemeni background and autochthonous Polish youth, builds grassroots solidarities. NGOs, youth groups, social workers, an imam, and state authorities all play a role in countering Islamophobic stereotypes by supporting this activity, each in their own way. Three brothers with a Polish mother and a Yemeni father came to Poland as refugee ... More
Presented by Dr. Anna ADAMOWICZ on 29 Aug 2019 at 11:00
Currently working on my PHD thesis in Social anthropology directed by Nicolas Adell at Toulouse university, I analyse the digital potential to spread around museum collections from the Amazonian case. This subject follows my postgraduate researches on ethnographical collections histories, understood as witnesses of exchanges and links between states, institutions and peoples. For this, I am part o ... More
Presented by Anouk DELAITRE on 28 Aug 2019 at 12:00
As a nation, India prides in its dictum of “guest as a form of God”. Most religious ceremonies in India require the host to keep the door open to welcome of the divine guest. The footprints of myriad deities are painted on the veranda as a metaphor. The automobile may also be regarded as a home on road. The hitchhiker therefore is a guest that entreats hospitality. The paper is an attempt to s ... More
Presented by Dr. Umesh PATRA on 30 Aug 2019 at 11:20
Contemporary hitchhiking in China has caught little research interests regardless of its recent (re)emergence as a touristic practice. This research focuses on gender in hitchhiking travel in contemporary China. Literature suggests that gender is an important aspect of hitchhiking, particularly in regard to ease and risk: It is easier but more dangerous for the female than the male to hitchhike. I ... More
Presented by Dr. Xiongbin GAO on 30 Aug 2019 at 14:25
Hitchhiking is generally associated to long journeys crossing countries and continents. Therefore, its occurrence in the urban context of Florianópolis has some particularities in the way one thumbs a ride. Being an exception among most studied hitchhike cases, this urban context frames the hitchhike practice in the rhythms of the daily routine, in a city with five hundred thousands inhabitants, ... More
Presented by Yuri Rosa NEVES on 30 Aug 2019 at 12:00
Presented by Dr. Patrick LAVIOLETTE, Dr. Jacqueline HOLLER, Dr. Michael O'REGAN
"My paper will examine the role of women within hitchhiking - 'free' ridesharing that is based on need and trust. Using a feminist geography, I will focus on the hitchhiking female body within places and spaces: the construction of the female body as a site of risk in public exterior space (the highway), and inside an enclosed interior space (the vehicle). I shall also consider hitchhiking wome ... More
Presented by Vivienne PLUMB on 30 Aug 2019 at 14:05
Since the 1970s, millions of Southeast Asian refugees have been resettled in Western European countries. This article aims to track the resettlement and integration processes among Laotian Hmong refugees in France and Germany. Particular attention goes to the pivotal role of emotional and intimacy capital in Hmong community to provide comfort and courage to group members, while adapting to a new e ... More
Presented by Tian SHI on 31 Aug 2019 at 10:40
This is part of larger study which gives insights into the Croatian Islands' Birth Cohort Study (CRIBS) with a focus on hope and health-related quality of life (QoL). The aims of the study were to investigate determinants of the QoL of pregnant women and hope as potential predictor of QoL domains. Hope is based on an individuals’ perception and thought processes regarding their ability to achiev ... More
Presented by Dr. Eva Anđela DELALE on 29 Aug 2019 at 11:40
Ethnographies of marginality often remain limited to the issues of suffering or resistance, as the two analytic options that are offered by researchers to their subjects of inquiry. Our account adds another layer of meaning to the concepts of hope and resistance, one that rather translates to endurance or perseverance on behalf of people who exercise social navigation in fields that are also in mo ... More
Presented by Dr. Cecília KOVAI on 31 Aug 2019 at 10:20
Type: Audiovisual Session: Audiovisual session in Zamek
Horror in the Andes tells the story of a friendship that is held together by a shared passion for filmmaking. Set in the small town of Ayacucho the documentary follows three friends during their adventures while making a horror movie. It explores how indigenous filmmakers have resorted to horror fiction as a means to render the legacy of colonialism with local audiences whilst articulating notions ... More
Presented by Martha-Cecilia DIETRICH on 28 Aug 2019 at 20:21
What happens to an anti-systemic movement that takes power? This paper analyses the Bolivian Movement for Socialism (MAS) party as it transformed from being a radical agricultural union criminalised by US drug war policies, into a ruling party responsible for governing the country. When coca union leader Evo Morales became president in 2005 grassroots members expressed hope at the new forms of pol ... More
Presented by Dr. Thomas GRISAFFI on 30 Aug 2019 at 13:45
A decade ago I published a paper about how Neandertals inform human variation. In the time since there has been some evolution in anthropological approaches to understanding human variation, and a true revolution in our understanding of Neandertals. Races are subspecies, divisions of a species into geographically delineated and anatomically distinguishable groups defined by common descent and ... More
Presented by Dr. Milford WOLPOFF on 28 Aug 2019 at 14:45
Policies to reduce HIV/AIDS differ at national levels, but many are in line with international goals and programs, such as the UNAIDS Strategy 2016-2021: “On the Fast-Track to end AIDS” and are based on human rights. Nevertheless, in practice, different populations, such as members of various ethnic groups, religions or professions, as well as people in different stages of the life cycle (adol ... More
Presented by Dr. Anita NUDELMAN on 29 Aug 2019 at 16:10
Social movements aim at social change, and scholars of sociology, political science and anthropology have long considered the question of how to assess their outcomes. In this paper, I contribute to arguments that, to better assess the potential change created by social movements, we need qualitative studies of the social movement actors who attempted to change their society. I explore the outcome ... More
Presented by Olha ZELINSKA on 28 Aug 2019 at 14:05
New grip of anthropology had happened. In various scientific habitats there are desires to popularize anthropology. The results of surveys show that these needs are different – they are differently understood and implemented by anthropologist. In a local and global scale there is also a problem with a various understanding of: a) Popularization in education, so what to promote: - The results ... More
Presented by Anna POSPIESZNA on 28 Aug 2019 at 14:45
The concepts of multiculturalism and legal pluralism, in being very valuable assets, may in the context of their various interpretations serve as tools for resolving social conflicts, but conversely they can also generate them. The assumption is that multiculturalism and legal pluralism lead to harmonious coexistence of different societies within the same state. However, it is necessary to talk ab ... More
Presented by Dr. Magdalena KRYSIŃSKA-KAŁUŻNA on 29 Aug 2019 at 11:00
Across the circumpolar north, women of diverse Indigenous communities have been keepers of the hearth—in many cultural contexts a deeply symbolic center piece, in which fire represents a communicative nexus between human aims and the intentions of a sentient environment. In this context, sustainable land subsistence is unthinkable without maintaining balanced reciprocity with landscape spirits u ... More
Presented by Dr. Alex OEHLER on 29 Aug 2019 at 15:30
The codification of humanitarian actions and solidarities belongs to the broader area of social politics, state policy and the civil sector. While humanitarian aid is more focused on concrete situations, solidarity is based on universal principles, often with fluid meanings and perceptions. On the one hand, social politics in a period of transition has a problem with networking to stay in the posi ... More
Presented by Dr. Miroslava LUKIC KRSTANOVIC on 29 Aug 2019 at 12:20
The definition of care has been presented as a challenge for the social sciences and other disciplines. Its analytical complexity and the different social contexts generate a proliferation of meanings, volatile and difficult to grasp. The dual concepts such as care about and care for, show deep limitations placing the focus of the analysis on the feelings and emotions, and on the physical and mate ... More
Presented by Carlos CHIRINOS on 29 Aug 2019 at 15:50
Type: Audiovisual Session: Audiovisual Session
This experimental short documentary seeks out Ivanka, a woman who lives in rural Eastern Serbia and who spent most of her life falling into trance to enter the realm of the dead and learn about the future. Ethnographic archive materials from her days as a prophet are interwoven with contemporary footage shot now that the supernatural forces have left her. As such, the film plays on dualities of t ... More
Presented by Eluned Zoe AIANO, Alesandra TATIĆ on 29 Aug 2019 at 11:00
For many Cubans living in Scandinavia, tourism has profoundly shaped their lives. It is the thread that weaves together the path of their mobility. This paper explores how their position vis-à-vis tourism shifts as they move from one nation context, Cuba, to another, Denmark. Most Cubans arrive in Denmark through marriage migration. Some worked in the Cuban tourism industry, and met their Danish ... More
Presented by Dr. Nadine FERNANDEZ on 28 Aug 2019 at 11:00
The union of terms defining the creation processes of museums of native peoples is something already globally widespread among scientific enviroments and participants to indigenous movements. Also called tribal museums and ethnic museums, we problematize here the concept of indigenous museum together with the analysis of data and processes lived during a long term field research based on a partici ... More
Presented by Dr. Alexandre GOMES on 28 Aug 2019 at 14:05
My presentation will describe the ongoing relationships between Ibtisam Mahameed and myself along two decades. Using visual materials such as pictures and videos I shall elaborate on the unique friendship between the two of us, a Jewish and an Arab woman, who profoundly respect and love each other and are deeply involved in promoting women's rights and peace endeavours in Israel. On the backgrou ... More
Presented by Prof. Esther HERTZOG on 29 Aug 2019 at 16:50
Jaunsar Bawar is declared as a tribal area by the government of India. Hence those living in the region even when they identify themselves as belonging to privileged castes enjoy the benefits of being categorised as scheduled tribes. These privileged castes have come to dominate politics in the region and are depriving the really deprived scheduled castes from the benefits of development. The latt ... More
Presented by Vandana KUMARI on 28 Aug 2019 at 14:05
The paper utilizes results of the ongoing study tracking local development debate in Łódź, the third largest city in Poland. Łódź grew rapidly since mid-nineteenth century as a centre of textile industry and island of modernization within a rural society. With highly polarized social structure and strong labour movement, it was labelled: “Manchester of the East” and “red” city. Under ... More
Presented by Dr. Magdalena REK-WOŹNIAK on 31 Aug 2019 at 10:00
Development-induced displacement in India for long has remained a bone of contention. Between 1951 and 1990, 21.3 million people in India are displaced due to development projects, out of which 40% are indigenous people. As a consequence, there emerged several land rights movement in India such as Singur of West Bengal, Kalinga Nagar of Odisha, etc. The purpose of this paper is to explicate the di ... More
Presented by Dr. Akhaya Kumar NAYAK on 31 Aug 2019 at 11:00
In the last years scholars and the wider public have focused on the authoritarian features of illiberal regimes. While an attention to practices that marginalize, discipline and control dissenting social groups and oppositional forces is warranted, I find the case for authoritarianism overstated and the use of umbrella terms like ‘authoritarian neoliberalism’ potentially problematic. Coercion ... More
Presented by Dr. Kristof SZOMBATI on 28 Aug 2019 at 11:20
"Our present is defined by uncertainty – social, political, economic, and ecological – and how we understand such uncertainty shapes how we forge our futures. In recent years, ethnographers across many disciplines have increasingly begun to delve into this uncertainty, researching possible and speculative worlds. This, in part, involves learning how people imagine and act upon their futures. L ... More
Presented by Magdalena KAZUBOWSKI-HOUSTON, Rajat NAYYAR on 30 Aug 2019 at 11:00
Our present is defined by uncertainty – social, political, economic, and ecological – and how we understand such uncertainty shapes how we forge our futures. In recent years, ethnographers across many disciplines have increasingly begun to delve into this uncertainty, researching possible and speculative worlds. This, in part, involves learning how people imagine and act upon their futures. Le ... More
Presented by Magdalena KAZUBOWSKI-HOUSTON, Rajat NAYYAR on 30 Aug 2019 at 13:45
“Asian” is a versatile phrase for politicians, mass media, tourist industry, and self-identified Asian peoples themselves. It could evoke forged solidarity, commercialized nostalgia, self-affirmation or something else. The semantic layers of “being Asian” are notably thick in Singapore, i.e., a global city embracing multiethnic Asian (and non-Asian) workers and a state where Asianism is co ... More
Presented by Dr. Etsuko KATO on 28 Aug 2019 at 14:25
The workshop will be consists of two parts - an experimental and reflexive one. In the first part participants will take part in an individual sound walk based on letterists concept of urban drifting (Debord 1956). It will be immersive experience of various parts of the city through acousmatic sounds – listening to imagined soundscapes. It will be listening to in motion using headphones and mobi ... More
Presented by Dr. Agata STANISZ on 31 Aug 2019 at 10:00
The workshop will be consists of two parts - an experimental and reflexive one. In the first part participants will take part in an individual sound walk based on letterists concept of urban drifting (Debord 1956). It will be immersive experience of various parts of the city through acousmatic sounds – listening to imagined soundscapes. It will be listening to in motion using headphones and mobi ... More
Presented by Dr. Agata STANISZ on 31 Aug 2019 at 12:15
The subject of my paper will be particular kind of soundscapes, the listening to which needs electronic mobile devices and takes place (in most cases) in motion. These recordings, although they have a different character, from audio document to musical composition, are combined by their imaginary character. At the center of my reflections, I put listening to: sound compositions described as sounds ... More
Presented by Dr. Agata STANISZ on 30 Aug 2019 at 11:00
Dulong people are one of the smallest ethnic groups officially recognized as one of the 56 ethnic groups in China. They are well-known in China as the face tattoo people. The history of the Dulong is not well documented, because they have been living isolated in the Dulong Valley which sits in the mountains bordering Tibet and Yunnan, one of the most remote regions of China. With the construction ... More
Presented by Dr. Gang CHEN on 29 Aug 2019 at 11:20
Visual culture as part of the current historical and cultural heritage today is an innovative resource of anthropology. In 1860s the scientific world of Russia has recognized photography as a new, accurate method of observation and research, revealing to the world a new documentary “language” of culture, which has become the starting point of visual turn in the Russian research field. The pict ... More
Presented by Dr. Ekaterina ROMANOVA on 31 Aug 2019 at 12:15
This paper explores the characteristics of people’s hope and longing for social change in two African states with contrasting political situations after democratization. Benin and Togo experienced common democratization processes, including a National Conference, a generational change of political actors, and the proliferation of private, pro-democracy radio programs. However, Togo has retained ... More
Presented by Dr. Masataka TANAKA on 28 Aug 2019 at 12:00
Type: Audiovisual Session: Audiovisual Session
"In Search of a Bororo Mr. Right" is an experimental "rom com", in that it seeks to introduce the romantic comedy genre as a novel tool for an ethnographic analysis of kinship. The “rom com” genre explores the topics of love, marriage and women’s issues with the biological clock. This ethnographic film deals with the search for love and explores the character’s concerns with finding “Mr. ... More
Presented by Flavia KREMER on 30 Aug 2019 at 11:18
We propose the exercise of reflecting on the presence of women in the 18th IUAES World Congress, (61% of the participants and 90% of the organizing committee). We intend, from a feminist point of view, to think about how this participation provided new experiences and other ways of building and experiencing the event. The presentation is structured as a short documentary about the Brazilian experi ... More
Presented by Suzana Morelo VERGARA MARTINS COSTA on 29 Aug 2019 at 12:00
Type: Audiovisual Session: Audiovisual Session
The film situates the viewer within the makeshift space of an animal market in Algeria. Drifting between feeding and waiting, one attunes to the bodies of goats and camels, the oldest companions of Arab men. As we move deeper into the desert, the site turns into a sacrifice zone and reveals its dark geopolitical secrets. The sensory ethnography film will invite you to question the banality of d ... More
Presented by Pavel BORECKÝ on 29 Aug 2019 at 16:12
Banaras (India) is a holy city. It is the centre of Hindu pilgrimage. The city is the fountainhead of the Hindu pilgrimage in India. It is lived city. The River Ganges flows through the city and is marked by cosmic powers. There are 84 ghats that give a half-moon like geomorphologic shape to the river. Each ghat is named. While not everything is named, things that are named have some emotional val ... More
Presented by Dr. Sweta TIWARI on 28 Aug 2019 at 11:00
Type: Audiovisual Session: Audiovisual Session
In this 2nd study on Venice, I concentrated on women's lives in Venice and quote the work of poet, humanitarian, and courtesan Veronica Franco. When crossing the Via della Libertà causeway into Venice, especially at night, I am overcome with melancholy as I enter this world built on water that seems to have been there forever and yet on closer inspection shows distinct signs of its future disap ... More
Presented by Rina SHERMAN on 29 Aug 2019 at 11:46
Presented by Dr. Fiona MURPHY, Dr. Stavroula PIPYROU, Dr. Evi CHATZIPANAGIOTIDOU
The Uttarakhand Himalaya is inhabitted by five scheduled tribes,namely,Jaunsari,Bhotia,Bhoksa,Tharu and Raji.These tribes exhibit distinctive cultural heritage,such as fraternal polygynandry of the Jaunsari,transhumance of the Bhotia,land alienation of the Bhoksa,woman dominance of the patrilineal Tharu and invisible trading of the Raji.All these cultural traits can be depicted by way of artefacts ... More
Presented by Dr. Ajai Pratap SINGH on 29 Aug 2019 at 11:00
Food sovereignty has a variety of manifestations that has evolved and sought to challenge multinational corporations and global agribusiness processes on multiple levels in pursuit of more decentralized conceptions of sovereignty (Andree, 2014). The forced removal of the traditional food sources is reinforcing the pandemic of diabetes and associated comorbidities among indigenous peoples of North ... More
Presented by Dr. Amy WILLIAMS on 28 Aug 2019 at 14:05
The indigenous people all-over world are struggling for their mere survival and the modern nation-states are less concerned about their rights. There is a growing need to protect the ‘right to livelihood’ of the indigenous people. But in India since the pre-colonial era the struggle for the rights to livelihood among the disadvantaged communities, more particularly the indigenous people in dif ... More
Presented by Dr. Dipak K. MIDYA on 31 Aug 2019 at 12:55
Indigenous Women's Health Knowledge Human biology has cast women in care giving roles (parturition, nourishment, safeguarding infants and children, and often caring for the ill) in their familial, tribal and wider communities. Keen observation led to the acquisition and use of various remedies derived from the surrounding ecosystems, and to a division between providing physical remedies versu ... More
Presented by Leslie PAGE on 28 Aug 2019 at 14:25
The Isle of Pines is a part of the archipelago of New Caledonia which is a special collectivity of France. The economic development of the Isle of Pines is related to the general tendencies in the territory, whose economy is based on the mineral resources of New Caledonia. In places without nickel deposits tourism is seen as a lever for sustainable development. Nevertheless, high living costs and ... More
Presented by Karolina KANIA on 28 Aug 2019 at 14:25
This paper aims to present a broad panorama of the indigenous territorial struggles that are taking place in Mexico against the mining extractive model that has been in place for two decades. From a perspective of accumulation by dispossession (Harvey, 2004) I will give an overview of the quantitative dimensions of the dispossession of indigenous territories. I will discuss the turn of the Mexican ... More
Presented by Dr. Laura VALLADARES on 30 Aug 2019 at 11:00
Forced vital capacity was measured by peak expiratory fow rate instrument among 210 subjects. The personal history, the occupational history, and the state of health were also determined using a questionnaire and checklists. The subjects who had a considerably low peak expiratory fow rate (&lt; 290 liters/min), and had symptoms of chronic respiratory illness, underwent examination. A statistically ... More
Presented by Dr. Sapna JAISWAL on 29 Aug 2019 at 16:10
Introduction Development and advancement of human society has evolved through innumerable phases of changes.Through the onset and growth of agriculture and the setting up of industries initiated the spur of growth both in respect of economy and human resources. Human society can never ignore the natural surroundings in the midst of which it started its journey. In this paper I propose to exp ... More
Presented by Dr. Chaitali CHOUDHURY on 31 Aug 2019 at 11:00
Cross-border education and research activities have become increasingly vibrant and there has been a growing trend of foreign scholars moving to China for their work and life. In order to understand how their mobility process was initiated, arranged and reconfigured, it is critical to focus on the migration infrastructure that they are situated. Drawing on ethnographic research with 50 western sch ... More
Presented by Bingyu WANG on 29 Aug 2019 at 16:10
Jeju Island, introduced at fist in the name of Quelpart to the West, is located below the southernmost tip of the Korean Peninsula. Islandness is characterized by relative isolation and limitation in size. This paper deals with the islandness, giving examples of what an anthropologist from the mainland experienced when moving into Jeju Island in 1984. The limited size of an island community leads ... More
Presented by Dr. Yoo CHUL-IN on 28 Aug 2019 at 13:45
Following Geertz's dictum that we must address the splinters in a splintered world, in this paper I propose to analyse three differing, though subtly interconnected mini case studies. All three address, albeit in various ways, the issues of (un)solidarity, (failure of) consensus, material adjustments and survival strategies under partial and paradoxical neoliberal reconfigurations in contemporary ... More
Presented by Dr. Slobodan NAUMOVIĆ on 29 Aug 2019 at 12:00
Haskell Indian Nations University was created as a boarding school for Native American children and gradually transformed from an institution aimed at forcefully assimilating Indigenous children into American society, to one promoting Indigenous sovereignty. As an inter-tribal university, it helps Native students cushion the blow resulting from moving from the reservation to off-reservation commun ... More
Presented by Dr. Zuzanna KRUK-BUCHOWSKA on 29 Aug 2019 at 11:00
This paper describes interaction of Sihan with other ethnic groups including Chinese, Malay, Penan, and other indigenous groups in Belaga town, Malaysia. Sihan is one of the ethnic minorities in Malaysia. In this paper I discuss how Sihan have multiple relations in the context of dwelling in the town area. The relationships of Sihan with other ethnic groups have continued in some points and have c ... More
Presented by Dr. Yumi KATO on 31 Aug 2019 at 11:00
The author focuses his attention on the influence of formal and legal conditions of the operation of the total institution on interpersonal relations. These conditions result in certain features of the total institution, such as minimizing physical intimacy, power omnipotence, hierarchy of power, isolation from the outside, etc. The reference point for the deliberations are detention centers for f ... More
Presented by Dr. Dariusz NIEDŹWIEDZKI on 30 Aug 2019 at 12:00
U.S. Congresswoman, Maxine Waters is eighty years old and extremely popular among African American millennials. This solidarity is evident in how this generation uses Waters facial expressions, quotes, and anti-Trump public declarations as memes, gifs, avatars and Twitter handles. This project uses social media analytics to examine how millennials express and build comity via Twitter with Represen ... More
Presented by Juanita CRIDER on 29 Aug 2019 at 16:50
Africa, especially in the sub-Saharan region, has the fastest-growing middle class in the world. This, coupled with a population boom, means that the region’s demand for higher education could be set for some dramatic rises in the years ahead. In this regard, a number of studies have been conducted on the international mobility analyzing the trend of destination for study by young people from Af ... More
Presented by Dr. Noriko NARISAWA on 30 Aug 2019 at 11:20
Education, especially in the space of higher education needs to orient its focus to a global perspective, not just in comparative terms, but in greater assimilative spirit. Furthermore, academics and higher education enjoys a relative freedom of speech as well as the ability to traverse boundaries which might otherwise face socio-political hindrances. Academic institutes often promote inter-instit ... More
Presented by Dr. Soumendra Mohan PATNAIK on 30 Aug 2019 at 14:25
Recent scandals concerning the ab/use of personal data by internet giants such as Facebook or Google sparks a new discussion of how to ethically construct, collect and analyse datasets in cyberspace and what impact can these datasets have on the “real” world. Following argument made by Patricia Ticineto Clough concerning the “datalogical turn” and its relation to sociological unconscious, ... More
Presented by Martin TREMČINSKÝ on 30 Aug 2019 at 13:45
Type: Paper
The uniqueness of geographical position of the Solovetsky archipelago, seasonal isolation, remoteness, rich history, deliberate accentuation of difference between island locales from continental ones gradually formed a myth about ""island phenomenon"" and peculiar island inhabitants. Where is the source of this myth: inside the community or outside? Who benefits from emphasizing the uniqueness o ... More
Presented by Dr. Lidia RAKHMANOVA
The interaction between man and environment may be prevalent through its entire existence of life and ultimately it leads to the survival of human being and preservation of their cultural heritages. But the deterioration of the environment through depletion of its resources such as soil/land, forest, air and water; the destruction of ecosystems; habitat destruction; the extinction of wildlife; and ... More
Presented by Dr. SAMAR BISWAS on 31 Aug 2019 at 12:35
Since the outbreak of the financial crisis, claims for justice in relation to the system of provision of care in Spain have increased significantly. Particularly notorious has been migrant domestic workers’ grassroots activism, who have led protests and mobilizations for their labor and social rights. Moreover, other groups such as informal family caregivers, elderly people or public health prof ... More
Presented by Silvia BOFILL-POCH on 30 Aug 2019 at 11:00
This paper explores socialization of modern children via South Korea’s contemporary marketing and consumer cultures, focusing on the combined amusement park and shopping complex of Seoul’s Lotte World, areas of Seoul’s horse betting track for children’s play and activities, and K-Pop competitions, along with contemporary children’s books. The paper suggests that modern consumer entities ... More
Presented by Dr. Millie CREIGHTON on 31 Aug 2019 at 12:35
The practical business of living with one’s kin and neighbours, and with people who are neither, changes with the economic basis of society – and this is reflected in changing descent and marriage rules, and in terminological systems. At the same time there are certain formal features of these rules and systems – their ‘logic’ if you like – which strongly persist through all or several ... More
Presented by Dr. Patrick HEADY on 30 Aug 2019 at 11:20
Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences – KISS, Bhubaneswar, India is a fully free, fully residential home for 27000 marginalized indigenous children who are provided holistic education along with boarding and health care facilities besides life skills empowerment. KISS as a system of solidarity, peace and development: - KISS Promotes: - Quality, Holistic &amp; Complete Education Girl C ... More
Presented by Krupasindhu NAYAK on 28 Aug 2019 at 11:40
Type: Audiovisual Session: Audiovisual Session
Aesthetics of dying, family as a unit of care and the last vital breath in Kashi, India’s sacred city. My interlocutor Shiv’s dying mother announced to the family, ‘it calls me’. Terminally ill, barely able to communicate and be understood by others, she found her life impossible. Subsequently, with her family by her side, she embarked on an arduous journey to Kashi—India’s holy ci ... More
Presented by Rajat NAYYAR on 28 Aug 2019 at 11:26
This paper seeks to explore my personal pedagogical approach in teaching students coming to University of Delhi (India) from different backgrounds (class, caste, religion, ethnicity, language etc). The first part of my paper is about a class exercise that revealed frustrations encountered by students in their daily lives. What was supposed to be a simple class exercise turned out to be the reflect ... More
Presented by Dr. Avitoli G. ZHIMO on 30 Aug 2019 at 11:00
Kel Tamasheq, asa Tuareg, are a “traditionally nomadic” population, inhabiting the Saharan-Sahelian zone, and, while they have strong linguistic and cultural grounds, their society is extremely diversified. Their communal name literally means “those of the Tamasheq language”. The particle Kel can determine an identitarian (when it concerns names of socio-political conglomerates, traditiona ... More
Presented by Dr. Giulia GONZALES on 31 Aug 2019 at 13:15
Type: Keynote Session: Opening Ceremony & Keynote Lecture 1
Almost 40 years ago, when I was doing fieldwork in Poland, the word Solidarity was on everyone’s lips. One of the popular rallying cries, here and elsewhere in the region, was that of “rejoining Europe”. Similar ebullience was found in many Western countries at the time, justified by the increasingly progressive politics of the European Economic Community (as it was known at the time) and by ... More
Presented by Chris HANN on 27 Aug 2019 at 17:00
Type: Keynote Session: Keynote Lecture 2
On the last pages of Upside Down: A Primer for the Looking-Glass World (2000), the Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano dares readers to exercise the right to dream. “Suppose we rave a bit?” he asks, and he offers a long list of possibilities for an alternative world. In this keynote address, I take up Galeano’s challenge to explore the possibilities of a livable future by means of world solidar ... More
Presented by Alisse WATERSTON on 29 Aug 2019 at 13:45
Over recent decades, epidemics of chronic kidney disease of uncertain origin (CKDu) have appeared across the globe. Predominantly located in low- and middle-income regions across Africa, Mesoamerica, and South Asia, they have likely emerged from late industrial socio-ecological conditions, including poverty, pollution, and global warming. Despite extensive investigation, CKDu researchers have fail ... More
Presented by Dr. Tom WIDGER on 30 Aug 2019 at 12:20
It is often maintained in scholarly literature that corruption represents one of the main threats to the proper functioning of healthcare systems in post-socialists region and in post-Soviet countries in particular. Researchers describe the so-called informal payments – bribes and other forms of ‘reward’ for medical services in such states as post-socialists Hungary or post-Soviet Russia, Uk ... More
Presented by Dr. Danuta PENKALA-GAWĘCKA on 30 Aug 2019 at 12:00
Recent field research on Arabian kinship reveals that there are three integrated, culturally recognized pathways for the incorporation of kin: birth, ‘marriage’ and suckling. Analysis of field data shows that kinship structure needs suckling to transcend the rigid binarism usually presented as procreation. As Kinship Study regains its core position in anthropological knowledge after a perio ... More
Presented by Dr. Fadwa EL GUINDI on 30 Aug 2019 at 12:00
The concepts of ""tribe"" and ""clan"" have been widely used throughout Sudanic Africa or in reference to this region. Both “tribes” and “clans” have been seen as kinship-centered entities cemented by “tribal” or “clanic” solidarity among their members. Such perception of kinship does not, however, hold up at a closer look. Fiction of ""tribe"", ""clan"" and ""tribal\clanic"" ... More
Presented by Dr. Nikolay DOBRONRAVIN on 29 Aug 2019 at 11:40
Korean Dreams and K-pop Realities: Towards a typology of Danish Hallyu fans examines the advent of Danish youth, who, in varying degrees of intensity and by dissimilar means, identify with and belong to the loose cultural geography of Korea and East Asia. They aspire to integrate into the Korean social fabric through career choice, and produce K-pop realities by performing Korean dance, conforming ... More
Presented by Dr. Martin PETERSEN on 30 Aug 2019 at 11:00
This paper deals with exploitation and how the environment of developing countries is exploited by the developed countries. It also deals with how this is leading to environmental destruction in both type of countries. We also point out how environmental damage is being done by the developed countries to its own self as well as the underdeveloped countries and how the underdeveloped are forced to ... More
Presented by Dr. Trupti HALLIKERI on 31 Aug 2019 at 10:20
Three major land tenure systems that originated during the British colonial rule in India still have major influence to contemporary land and revenue administration in India. Zamindari system which accounted nearly 57 percent of the area under land administration is the largest but most complex land tenure system. The ryotwari system which was implemented and enforced after the zamindari system co ... More
Presented by Dr. HARI CHARAN BEHERA on 29 Aug 2019 at 15:30
Homecare of HIV/AIDS patients among the Tikar peoples of Cameroon seems to be based on social and cultural norms. HIV/AIDS statistics demonstrate that 20% of the national figures come from this part of the country. The region represents almost 30% of the total workforce in Cameroon. People who died of HIV/AIDS are mostly persons who left the region and found work in big cities and in large scale p ... More
Presented by Dr. Paul Nchoji NKWI on 29 Aug 2019 at 15:30
My presentation focuses on mid-19th Century transatlantic labor solidarities facilitated by interactions and cooperation among the Abolitionist, Chartist, and Irish Land Rights Movements. Drawing upon Frederick Douglass' involvements and colaborations with all three movements, I examine how key words, such as of emancipation and freedom, entered into the lexicon of labor and socialist movements vi ... More
Presented by August CARBONELLA on 29 Aug 2019 at 16:30
Transantionalization of labour and capital increasingly demands to look at the nascent and processes of labour solidarity across borders, in mobile and multi-anchored spaces. This paper seeks to understand labour solidarity as it unfolds in the context of posted work mobility regime. Posted work is one of the flagship and more controversial projects of European integration. It involves the transna ... More
Presented by Dr. Anna MATYSKA on 29 Aug 2019 at 15:50
Some miles outside a small Welsh town (beyond regular dog walking distance), a long, flat, brick structure rises ivy-clad from the undergrowth. It is a railway platform, station amputated, still awaiting trains that have not run in half a century. This paper begins with that platform, among the material remains of industrial infrastructure; it ends with a Welsh majority voting to leave the Europea ... More
Presented by Dr. Bryonny GOODWIN-HAWKINS on 30 Aug 2019 at 11:20
Lacrosse, known generally as a stickball “game“ with its origin in North America, has been an important component in the lives of many Native Americans. Although the game was appropriated by Euro-Americans, became a tool of Canadian nation building as well as a tool of Native American assimilation in the 19th century, and became increasingly sporticized, lacrosse has remained an important elem ... More
Presented by Dr. Livia SAVELKOVA on 29 Aug 2019 at 12:00
Contestation and conflict over natural resources reflect on the competing needs of two or more groups. The one resistant to and the other accommodative of changes. These movements not only depict the processes involved in attempting to disconnect nature and society, but also, the ability of the resisting groups. In this paper I will examine one such resisting group the Dongria Kond, a tribal group ... More
Presented by Dr. ARCHANA PATNAIK on 30 Aug 2019 at 12:00
The presentation draws upon a theoretical framework and initial research conclusions elaborated within the research project Spaces of detention, which was focused on the spatial aspects of foreigners detention centres in Poland. Approaching the topic with methods of sociology of law and legal anthropology, I would like to propose a more general understanding of the role that law plays in total ins ... More
Presented by Dr. Przemysław TACIK on 30 Aug 2019 at 14:25
‘A family-type environment’ in welfare policy of Latvia has been a guiding principle of organizing care for out-of-family-care children. Within the framework of deinstitutionalization commenced in 2015, it is also the main target for reforms in the alternative care system. Previously, the same principle resulted in a rather unusual policy, seldom found elsewhere: a legal category of host fam ... More
Presented by Dr. Agita LUSE on 30 Aug 2019 at 12:00
More specifically, of the various grassroots solidarity initiatives in the city of Athens, this paper focuses on those relating to sourcing food, namely no-middle-men markets and middle-class delis that reshape political foodways. The no-middle men markets operating around the city challenge pre-existing capitalist structures. At the same time, they bring Athenians closer to nature and to the ... More
Presented by Nafsika PAPACHARALAMPOUS on 28 Aug 2019 at 14:45
Tribes dwell in the lap of nature having a close day-to-day interaction with forest and associated flora and fauna. Their sustenance is dependent on natural products as they share a sacred bond with nature. Through generations of observation, practice and usage tribes have developed and preserved the traditional knowledge-base of ethnomedicine. Ethnomedicine practices and related belief systems co ... More
Presented by Dr. Nishant SAXENA on 29 Aug 2019 at 15:30
The Colam/OPUS research project aims a multidisciplinary and multicultural perspectives on Amazonian collections in French and Brazilian museums. We discuss constitution, circulation, patrimonialisation and trajectories of museums collections as well as their signification in local terms. What motivates, here or there, before or now, collectionning objects? How many meetings, exchanges ans tales o ... More
Presented by Dr. Pascale DE ROBERT on 28 Aug 2019 at 13:45
Type: Audiovisual Session: Audiovisual Session
This film is a collaboration between filmmaker/anthropologist Can Tamura (John Wells) and artist Murakami Satoshi in relation to Murakami's work "Living Migration." Murakami travels on foot carrying a house that he made from styrene foam in Busan, South Korea and later in Kanazawa, Japan. The first part filmed in South Korea focuses primarily on conveying Murakami's sensory experience of moving wi ... More
Presented by Can TAMURA, Murakami SATOSHI on 29 Aug 2019 at 11:16
The Cape Verdean identity has been described and analyzed first of all through its insularity. The sea, at Cape Verde, makes the islander open to the outside, but, at the same time, closed and prisoner within the limits of the island (Bettencourt, 1998). This element historically reconnects to the production of gender boundaries that saw the islands as feminine and the exterior as masculine. Since ... More
Presented by Martina GIUFFRÈ on 28 Aug 2019 at 11:20
Human Rights are the rights provided by the Nature. In other words we can say that Human rights are the basic rights and freedoms that belong to every person in the world, from birth until death. They apply regardless of where you are from, what you believe or how you choose to live your life. According to United Nations Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, whatever our nationalit ... More
Presented by Dr. Surendra PANDEY on 31 Aug 2019 at 12:15
The author speaks about the Russian Model of the Social Impact Assessment (SIA) as the methodology to review the social effects of infrastructure projects and otherdevelopment interventions. Social impact assessment includes the processes of analyzing, monitoring and managing the intended and unintended social consequences, both positive and negative, of planned interventions (policies, programs, ... More
Presented by Prof. Marina MARTYNOVA on 28 Aug 2019 at 11:40
This paper critically examines the dominant discourses pertaining to and emanated from the ‘root causes of conflict’ in the implementation process of the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) Peace Accord 1997 in Bangladesh. Focusing on multi-layered peace building attempts and resistances in the local context, this paper investigates the strength and limits of the peace discourses in its relationship ... More
Presented by Dr. Ranjan Saha PARTHA on 31 Aug 2019 at 11:00
The presentation's main objective is to introduce a feminine model of justice built on an empirical pilot research study of women’s empowerment groups: circles of women in Poland. CW also known as red tents or women’s hut of healing power, existed in different indigenous traditions. Women were getting together during a menstruation during full moon to go through changes in their bodies toget ... More
Presented by Dr. Lidia MAŁGORZATA RODAK on 29 Aug 2019 at 11:40
Ideas of resilience are not new. Etymologically grounded on post-classical Latin resilientia, resilience has travelled across several disciplines to a considerable stretch from its original meanings. It has become a “key political category of our time” (Neocleus 2013), being quickly modelled, operationalised, and implemented, despite a general lack of nuanced understanding of what it means. Ro ... More
Presented by Greta SEMPLICI on 30 Aug 2019 at 13:45
Lower Silesia is one of the regions that witnessed almost total population exchange as a result of the postwar border change. The former inhabitants, mostly Germans, were forced to leave and the new settlers came from Eastern Polish borderlands, France, Romania, Belgium and Bosnia. Lower Silesia became a melting pot not only of varied migrants’ groups (Poles, Ukrainians, Lemkos, Jews) but also o ... More
Presented by Dr. Katarzyna MANIAK on 28 Aug 2019 at 11:40
Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) is the central government’s response to the constitutionally manifested right to work and means to promote livelihood security by creating durable assets in India’s rural areas. MGNREGA was enacted in 2005 to provide 100 days of guaranteed work to any person who demands the same. There is increasing recognition of the potential o ... More
Presented by Dr. Supriya PATTANAYAK on 30 Aug 2019 at 12:20
Type: Paper Session: Exploring Southern solidarities
This paper focuses interspecies solidarity, taking up the case of cattle and the Macoushi, a Carib-speaking people on the Guianese shield, Brasil/Guiana border. The Macoushi has been raising cattle for more than two centuries, since cattle was introduced by Portuguese colonizers in the end of 18thcentury. This is an extensive cattle-raising, which follows not only seasons, but also social mobili ... More
Presented by Paulo José BRANDO SANTILLI on 29 Aug 2019 at 12:00
In her recent book Living a Feminist Life, Sara Ahmed reconnects feminist theory with everyday life. She argues that while feminists can become estranged from the world they critique, often through the process of naming problems, they also learn about the world from their efforts to transform it. This paper builds on Ahmed’s work to explore the learning possibilities available to the feminist re ... More
Presented by Dr. Fiona HACKNEY on 28 Aug 2019 at 12:00
Transnational discourses that operate at various scales are especially porous to essentialized notions of difference and the unequal moral geographies they naturalize. Using a conjunctural analysis of development discourse in and about São Tomé and Príncipe (STP), this paper aims to trace the relationship between sociocultural constructions of difference and socioeconomic structures of exclusio ... More
Presented by Nicola Sarah SOEKOE on 29 Aug 2019 at 11:15
The aim of this paper is to investigate how piety or devotional emotions are cultivated through sharing food, using case studies of Hindu ascetics in Haridwar, North India. Generally, piety is considered as the state of having or showing a belief in the transcendence, that is manifest as a pious action. However, as Mahmood (2012) argues in her study on a women’s piety movement in Egypt, belief ... More
Presented by Dr. MARIKO HAMAYA on 28 Aug 2019 at 12:00
Type: Paper Session: Topologies of Contention
The UNESCO World Heritage Convention of 1972 is one of the most widely ratified international treaties, and its World Heritage List of cultural and natural sites with ""outstanding universal value"" has become a major factor in shaping tourist and other imaginations of the contemporary world. All the more damaging are accusations of Eurocentric bias in the selection that were raised as early as th ... More
Presented by Prof. Christoph BRUMANN on 30 Aug 2019 at 13:45
Marriage as Crisis Management in Indigenous Middle India. The pattern of the relationship terminology, as applied by many millions of indigenous people in highland Middle India, is ordered by the omnipresent principle of reciprocal affinal exchange, as are the marriage norms and practices connecting different local descent groups of inherited affines. At the same time, the idiom of a marriage rela ... More
Presented by Prof. Georg PFEFFER on 28 Aug 2019 at 11:40
The search for the marriage rule, and tacit norms for sexual encounters between the people of the ‘quilombola’ communities of the “Area das Cabeceiras” (Lower Amazonas, State of Pará, Brazil) has always been unsuccessful. Apart from the nuclear family - father, mother, brothers, sisters and children - there does not seem to be any formal prohibition on marital unions or sexual relationshi ... More
Presented by Dr. Miriam HARTUNG on 29 Aug 2019 at 11:00
Nowadays, TV and social media deeply affect our behaviours and acting out; they seem to guarantee unlimited public room to any kind of idea or debate and, by registering and diffusing every single change in our “objective” reality, they end up by influencing our “subjective” one. These just could be enough to consider how mass media are daily involved in producing and re-producing so ... More
Presented by Monica DE CESARE on 31 Aug 2019 at 12:35
Three of the top five global risks to social stability relate to climate change and failure to adapt (World Economic Forum 2018). Climate change affects people around the world, but not equally.Climate change amplifies disruptions and displacements in coastal cities. By 2050, 70% of our population is predicted to live in cities, with most of the absolute growth in Asia, where many urbanites alread ... More
Presented by Dr. Heather O'LEARY on 28 Aug 2019 at 12:20
Recreational running and hiking is not a new phenomenon, but over the past decade it has become an increasingly popular leisure-time activity with people covering longer distances. Running and walking events such as ultra-trails and thru-hikes, but also heritage runs and/or walks are growing in numbers. Not only are trails longer in distance, the way in which people engage with these recreational ... More
Presented by Eilis LANCLUS on 29 Aug 2019 at 11:20
This presentation focuses on the growing process and diversification of online healthcare in China’s problematic situation of healthcare. In China, more than 800 million people are using the Internet and most of them are mobile users. Mobile technology has become indispensable to everyday life. Cybermedicine has also gained popularity in China. In fact, China has been suffering from the insuffic ... More
Presented by Dr. Woojong MOON on 30 Aug 2019 at 12:20
In 2015 the Israeli parliament legislated the Force-Feeding Act which allows the force-feeding of hunger striking prisoners. This legislation started in 2014 during the hunger strike of 80 Palestinian political prisoners, and in reaction to a massive 1600 Palestinian prisoners strike in 2012. The two consecutive Israeli ministers of Public Security who lead the legislation declared that the recurr ... More
Presented by Dr. Guy SHALEV on 28 Aug 2019 at 12:20
As elder said “disease or illness affects all of us, not just the one person”. The medicine is to prevent such or to bring that harmony and balance back to the circle. All plants, trees, and natural substance are grouped in four directions of a medicine wheel, which becomes a guide for healers. Then healers ask the plants a permission to use them as to treat people. Healing is no ... More
Presented by Dr. Zhanna PATAKY on 28 Aug 2019 at 14:05
Sports are as much a provider of memories as sensations, both linked, which are powerful markers of belonging to multiple levels, for an individual as for a group. It is not only about opposition through confrontations, punctual or regular, because to play according to the same rules is to share a moment, a space, a memory in common. Choosing to favor a sport other than the one favored by neighbor ... More
Presented by Dr. Jérôme SOLDANI on 28 Aug 2019 at 11:00
The subject of my attention is a group of people of Ukrainian descent who came from Poland to Canada in the 1980s. The empirical basis derives from ethnographic field studies conducted in 2014-2016 in Edmonton and Toronto in Canada. In total the research lasted 12 months. The role of memory in migratory, resettlement, or dispersion circumstances and in diaspora conditions is extremely important ... More
Presented by Dr. Patrycja TRZESZCZYŃSKA on 28 Aug 2019 at 12:00
Chengtoushan Ruins situates in Hunan, China. Having a history of over 6500 years, it is known as the site where the cultivation of rice started, as well as where the first preliminary city in ancient China was founded. Since 2002, the local government have been managing the development of Chengtoushan as a tourist attraction centered on its cultural heritage, including the construction of Chengtou ... More
Presented by Zhijun CAI on 29 Aug 2019 at 11:40
I will discuss certain methodological issues raised in the study of groups which engage in the promotion of migrant's self-organisation and for whom solidarity is a key principle of their approach. ​Doing research with social movements involves working closely with activists, following their categories of knowledge, and remaining open to being guided throught the re-definition of the world the ... More
Presented by MARIA GIANNOULA on 29 Aug 2019 at 11:00
Created in 1994, Welfarm is a French association whose objective is to fight for the protection of farm animals and better consideration of their well-being, from breeding to slaughter. Located in Vauquois, in the Northeastern region of France, the Hardon.
Presented by Dr. Saran RUPAM on 29 Aug 2019 at 16:10
This paper explores the dynamics between migration and aspirations through the lens of teenage migrant students in Hong Kong as they adapt to education and life in a new home. The focus is on their educational trajectories, senses of belonging and identity negotiation. Data are drawn from ethnographic research of the first year upon arrival of two incoming teenage groups to Hong Kong – from main ... More
Presented by Dr. Wai-chi CHEE on 29 Aug 2019 at 12:00
This paper is based on an ethnography conducted from winter to summer 2019 at a migrants’ reception center in Bayonne (South-West of France) and aboard long distance buses between Bayonne and Paris. As an ethnologist, I argue that paying attention to sound and music can help us to reconsider the separation between tourism, migration and exile. In France, the bus transport sector was liberalis ... More
Presented by Claire CLOUET on 29 Aug 2019 at 11:00
This paper is an ethnographic account of migration aspiration of men and the transformation in patriarchal structure of a Muslim society in rural Bangladesh. In doing so, the study explores the continuity and changes in the discourse and practices of traditional gender roles of men and women of Rashidpur village in Munshiganj district, Bangladesh. It pays especial attention to local and global int ... More
Presented by Main UDDIN on 30 Aug 2019 at 13:45
The migration crisis in 2015 provoked media panic in many European countries, including Poland. Refuges’ issue became part of the election campaign and divided Poles into two hostile camps: supporters of opening the borders to refugees (""humanitarian Europeans"") and supporters of closing the borders to refugees (""defenders of faith and homeland""). In this study I propose to analyze the po ... More
Presented by Dr. Barbara PASAMONIK on 28 Aug 2019 at 11:20
Migration is linked to mankind from its earliest phases. It brings socio-cultural changes and population redistribution. Following the idea this paper intends to elucidate internal migration of marginalised people of Rajasthan to Delhi, the capital of India; and will highlight how this migratory movement helped in dealing with economic struggles of their lives. It will also bring attention towards ... More
Presented by Dr. Harmeet KAUR on 31 Aug 2019 at 10:20
Solidarity is based on unities of interests, objectives, standards and sympathies. The Ministry of Tribal affairs (MOTA), Government of India was set up with the objective of providing a focused approach towards the integrated socio-economic development and social solidarity among the Scheduled Tribes (ST) in a planned manner.<br><br> Ministry of Tribal Affairs, India in creating educational soli ... More
Presented by Dr. Manoj Kumar BEHERA on 31 Aug 2019 at 12:15
The western race concept is a colonial construction of human variation that continues to inform our understanding of human biology and evolution and our understandings of ancestry. Throughout the scientific history of human biology and evolution, social constructions of race played a role in how human variation was interpreted and, conversely, the science of human biology was used to sociopolitica ... More
Presented by Dr. Rachel CASPARI on 28 Aug 2019 at 14:15
In my PhD research conducted between 1989 and 1994 in Lodwar I came to the conclusion that pastoral and urban livelihoods are closely connected. Pastoral households rely on an urban branch of the household not only to access education and health services but also as a way of diversifying the family income. Income generated in the informal sector of the urban settlements served as an insurance in t ... More
Presented by Prof. Ulrike SCHULTZ on 29 Aug 2019 at 11:40
Over the past few decades, changes in socio-economic and political systems, land use, and recent global climatic conditions have adversely affected agricultural, and mobile pastoral people across the world. However, in India and elsewhere these people have been able to continue their age-old occupations through environmentally sustainable ways forming part of their social and cultural practices. T ... More
Presented by Bikku BIKKU on 30 Aug 2019 at 12:00
This paper discusses geographical and social mobilities of Indian Punjabi migrants in the Greater Toronto Area, where more than half the population is foreign born. People migrated from Punjab, India is one of the large ethnic communities there. Although their transnational networks and move between India and Canada have been studied in the context of Indian diaspora or Sikh diaspora, previous stu ... More
Presented by Dr. Masako AZUMA on 31 Aug 2019 at 12:55
Investment as a way to get a residence permit is a strategy that in recent years has grown in Southern European countries as a way to reinvigorate national economy. In Portugal, in the first six years of the program, the foreign investment through the Golden Visa program has been almost exclusively concentrated on real estate investment. The policy grants a residence permit however, it does not re ... More
Presented by Dr. Maria DE FÁTIMA AMANTE on 28 Aug 2019 at 12:00
A lot of researchers predicted disappearance of chiefs from the lives of the modern African countries. The chiefs, having been the instruments of colonial administration, integrated into the State apparatus were supposed to be replaced by elected politicians. At present, there is an opportunity to assess the position of the Ngoni traditional leaders due to the sociological survey’s data analy ... More
Presented by Elena VALIEVA on 29 Aug 2019 at 15:50
In the contemporary politics the humanitarian aid has become a justifiable form of moral concern, allowing it to become a way of ‘governance’ in different scales; globally, nationally or locally (Fassin 2012; Feldman 2008). May the international aid involve mere economic concerns such as poverty reduction, or framed as ‘humanitarian aid’ implying moral sentiments in it, the aid distributio ... More
Presented by Sena TOPCU on 29 Aug 2019 at 15:50
Monuments of socialism occupy an important place in the sociocultural and political life of Tatarstan - the subject of the Russia. The monuments of material culture include monuments to Soviet leaders, preserved in all urban and many rural settlements; architectural monuments and entire blocks of residential buildings (“Socialist City”); expositions of museums. Monuments to Lenin are used both ... More
Presented by Dr. Sergey RYCHKOV on 30 Aug 2019 at 12:00
Sharecropping, a form of agriculture in which a landowner allows a tenant to use the land in return for a share of the crops produced on the land by the tenant, is practiced in many regions of the world. This study discusses a sharecropping practice (kottse) among the Malo in southwestern Ethiopia. Nearly all (95.2%) farmers sampled in 2016 engaged in kottse. The number of kottse partners varied ... More
Presented by Dr. Takeshi FUJIMOTO on 29 Aug 2019 at 16:30
In the North Caucasus Salafi-oriented Muslims, portrayed as opponents of the secular state and a threat to the state's security are at the same time, the most avid opponents of corruption. Yet, they are not able to avoid it when running a business or working on a state-paid position. In my paper I explore moral dimensions of economic life in the multi-ethnic capital of Daghestan, Makhachkala. I ta ... More
Presented by Dr. Iwona KALISZEWSKA on 28 Aug 2019 at 11:20
Indonesia's food supply is at risk from climate change, land use change, water shortages and soil degradation, as well as facing increasing demand from a growing population in which inquality is very high. Health issues due to the abandonment of traditional diets abound. Many of the issues are driven by profiteering at multiple levels. Sustained positive outcomes at a food system level, however, a ... More
Presented by Dr. Thomas REUTER on 30 Aug 2019 at 11:00
Presented by Dr. Izabella MAIN, Dr. Brigitte SUTER, Izabela KUJAWA
Female role models changed dramatically during the twentieth century. Wife and mother are no longer the only accepted ""natural"" roles of women and higher education and occupational career became increasingly common in many societies. Furthermore, emancipation and the availability of effective contraceptives provided the possibility to plan reproduction and to depart from unwanted aspects of repr ... More
Presented by Prof. Sylvia KIRCHENGAST on 28 Aug 2019 at 11:40
The objective of this paper is to determine what role Feminism played for female activists in the Opposition in Poland during the 1980s. This paper combines methods to analyse source material, which are used in history with narrative interviews, more commonly used in anthropology. Four women, who were part of different opposition groups have been interviewed. The applied methodology opens the poss ... More
Presented by Natalie STASIEWICZ on 30 Aug 2019 at 14:45
Type: Paper
It is well documented that many individuals can use sports to build social or professional networks, form communities of practice, and claim or develop their sense of identity. Sports can also be an effective means of connecting people from different backgrounds and building sense of solidarity while eliminating social, educational and professional hierarchies and stigma. This presentation reports ... More
Presented by Darrell WILKINSON
Solukhumbu District of Nepal, located on the southern foothills of Mt. Everest, is a famous region for mountain tourism. More than 30,000 foreign tourists visit this area yearly and most of Sherpa people, the local residents, are now taking part in tourism industry as climbing/trekking guides, porters and lodge owners. There are no transportation facilities as in roadways except a small airstrip; ... More
Presented by Dr. Fukachi FURUKAWA on 29 Aug 2019 at 15:30
The death of nomadic pastoralism has been predicted over and over again. Yet, not only has it survived but also evolved and flourished. This paper proposes to push beyond technocratic explanations of mobility that see it solely as a livelihood strategy and to explore the everyday experiences of moving. It suggests looking at mobility as an integrated constellation of relationships produced by the ... More
Presented by Natasha MARU on 29 Aug 2019 at 11:00
I consider the emergence of anti-rape activism within and beyond the bounds of the post-apartheid South African university. Rhodes University and Wits University have been sites of feminism, naked protest action and anti-rape campaigns that have moved beyond the campus and into other public spaces. I position the #RememberKwezi silent protest lead by four Black womxn students as a lens in which to ... More
Presented by Mbali MAZIBUKO on 30 Aug 2019 at 14:25
The Ethnographical museums with their collection of artefacts and related knowledge on socio-religiouos and economic pursuits have made multi - ethnic society into a new modern vision. The cultures of various ethnic groups have been displayed wholistically. The cognative ideas have become a part of the social structure of the communities. A rersearcher before conducting a fieldwork can learn a lot ... More
Presented by Dr. Mohan GAUTAM on 31 Aug 2019 at 10:00
The rise of Islam and the Qur'an is one of the most demanded topics of Museum displays and exhibition projects. The Qur’anic ethnography is the new research area intended to give a more idiographic picture of the course of historical events related to the emergence of Islam, to provide independent evidence that allows, in some cases, to clarify the chronology of the facts and to date the texts a ... More
Presented by Prof. Efim REZVAN on 31 Aug 2019 at 10:00
This presentation discovers that music has brought a new social relations to youth by analyzing the development process of a modern dance show, karioki, which has flourished in Kampala, Uganda from the early 21st century. Originally, karioki used to be played as a mere amusement by university students in Kampala who were fascinated by American popular music. A few years later, it was transformed ... More
Presented by Dr. Midori DAIMON on 30 Aug 2019 at 15:05
Type: Paper Session: Exploring Southern solidarities
This paper considers the theoretical possibilities of the Kropotkian notion of “mutual aid”, when applied to current anthropological debates on interspecies and other relationships. Although coined for a dated debate with darwinism, the notion was fruitful not only for contemporary anarchist social theory, but also for anthropological theory, be it the contemporary evolutionism of Lewis Mor ... More
Presented by Dr. Nádia FARAGE on 29 Aug 2019 at 11:40
Today, representatives of the métissé (or Russian old settler) communities of Yakutia, living in different parts of this region of the Russian Federation, do not see themselves as being a separate, distinctive and cohesive community. Despite a history of contact and interaction as well as markers of a shared historical past, each of these communities has its own localized identity, which prevent ... More
Presented by Dr. Bashkirov MIKHAIL on 29 Aug 2019 at 16:30
Presented by Dr. Michel BOUCHARD, Dr. Mikhail BASHKIROV, Dr. Alex OEHLER
Though the Izhma Komi are not understood as being the product of métissage, they nonetheless share all the classic attributes assigned to Canada’s Métis peoples. They moved into territory that had traditionally been occupied by indigenous peoples such as the Nenets who relied on reindeer and the northern Komi shifted from hunting, trapping and farming to reindeer herding supplemented by some l ... More
Presented by Dr. Michel BOUCHARD on 29 Aug 2019 at 16:10
This is a study on tourism and regional management over Nagashima Island in Setouchi City, Okayama Prefecture. This paper focuses on analysis of student tours conducted in 2018. Nagashima Island has two National Sanatoriums and one of them was the first national sanatorium in Japan built in 1930. Since Nagashima Island used be a desert island, it was chosen as an isolation facility for leprosy p ... More
Presented by Dr. Keiko YAMAKI on 29 Aug 2019 at 15:30
The present investigation analyzes the local effects of migration through the Nahua migrant population, which is one of the most exuberant indigenous ethnic groups in Mexico, to the city of Monterrey in the party called Xantolo, or All Saints Day in the Nahuatl language. , in the Huasteca region of San Luis Potosí. The Xantolo festival (regional version of the day of the dead) is analyzed in rela ... More
Presented by Jorge Arturo MIRABAL VENEGAS on 31 Aug 2019 at 12:15
For the last two decades, the struggle in Israel against sex work has been the possession of state actors, NGOs, and journalists, who have spoken “on behalf of” women in the sex industry in their attempts to put an end to commercial sex. A relatively new player in this field is the online arena, especially social media networks such as Facebook. Since 2016, the flourishing Israeli cyberspace h ... More
Presented by Dr. Yeela LAHAV-RAZ on 31 Aug 2019 at 12:15
Nuclear militarization of the Pacific caused environmental and health problems which affected generations of people living there. Compared to the nuclear tests in Marshall Islands and French Polynesia, British and American nuclear tests conducted on Kiritimati and Malden Island in Kiribati are not widely known to the public. While the stories of military personnel who served in Kiritimati were col ... More
Presented by Sei KOSUGI on 30 Aug 2019 at 13:45
The paper is based on an ethnographic study carried out for my doctoral research in rural Punjab. The selected village in Punjab represented a case wherein families from Uttar Pradesh migrated to work as agricultural labourers. An attempt was made to understand as to how their migrant status, work and living conditions, the role of the intersection of gender and migrant identities during pregnancy ... More
Presented by Sabina SINGH on 30 Aug 2019 at 11:40
This talk is about cash-compensated crowds that assemble for political gatherings - protest marches, road blocks, campaign rallies – in the Indian city of Mumbai. Popular and scholarly discourse tends to dismiss paid crowds as inauthentic, even fraudulent forms of political assembly. This research instead explores cash-compensated crowds as instances of political utterance and representation, pr ... More
Presented by Dr. Lisa BJÖRKMAN on 31 Aug 2019 at 11:00
Contrary to Gellner's (and many of his contemporaries) view, nationalism did not lost its hold or prominence in contemporary world. Quite on the contrary, it seems that it is gaining strength with new populist movements in Europe and other parts of the world. Both the left and the right, it seems are trying to exploit its undeniable charm. As put by Kapferer some years ago, ""How nationalist disco ... More
Presented by Dr. Aleksandar BOSKOVIC on 31 Aug 2019 at 13:15
After activists have positioned urban mobility in Mexico City’s political arena, some peripheral groups have raised concerns about government promises. On the one hand, they point out that most of the new projects and policies benefit well-off areas. On the other, they draw attention to the disjuncture between local authorities’ discourses and the massive investment that is dedicated to infras ... More
Presented by Dr. Raúl ACOSTA on 30 Aug 2019 at 11:00
In the last decade, welfare reform and budgets cuts in the United Kingdom have significantly changed the landscape of the benefit system. Along with tighter assessment and eligibility criteria, support for people in the form of face-to-face advice has been drastically cut. Consequently, independent advice centres are often the only spaces where claimants receive support to navigate the welfare sys ... More
Presented by Janne HEEDERIK on 30 Aug 2019 at 11:40
Japans history of anthropological education, usually at the university level, spans over 100 years. Some major universities offer undergraduate courses in anthropology, but anthropologists or ethnographers are largely scattered across various departments in the humanities and social sciences, such as Area Studies and Geography. Kyushu University, which was one of seven imperial universities, cur ... More
Presented by Dr. Shuji IIJIMA on 30 Aug 2019 at 11:20
The concept of autism represents a very broad range of behavioral, cognitive and sensory atypicalities. Attempts to consolidate this unstable category are normally the purview of cognitive neuroscientists, psychologists and geneticists. Yet similar efforts, to invest coherent meaning into this ambiguous label, are also made by autistic people themselves. This paper draws on fieldwork carried out a ... More
Presented by Dr. Ben BELEK on 28 Aug 2019 at 14:05
The present times are fraught with danger as almost every part of the globe is being driven towards increasing intolerance and conflict; where existing chasms are deepening and new ones coming up. How are the sexualized bodies negotiating these dangerous zones? What is the risk to sexualized bodies? How are they being exploited, ravaged or destroyed as different groups fight over territories, iden ... More
Presented by Dr. Subhadra CHANNA - CONVENOR, Dr. Felipe FERNANDES - CONVENOR, Prof. Miriam Pillar GROS, Dr. Agnieszka KOŚCIANŚKA, Dr. Chandana MATHUR, Lia Zanotta MACHADO on 31 Aug 2019 at 10:00
This paper focuses on the Greek community of Alexandria in Egypt, a socially- and territorially- bounded diaspora entity. The aim is to explore culturally defined concepts of identity and space among Greek Alexandrians, particularly in relation to the major social, political and economic events that followed Nasser's revolution of 1952 and brought about significant social and spatial transformatio ... More
Presented by Dr. Eirini CHRYSOCHERI on 29 Aug 2019 at 16:10
According to Gellner the raison d´être of nationalism is the (nation) state. This has been gradually achieved in Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa and Oceania through the desintegration of colonial and multi-national empires. The nation-building process was accompanied and enabled by national languages. Many a colonial languages remained (the Americas, most of Africa, Ireland, Australia, New Ze ... More
Presented by Dr. Petr SKALNIK on 31 Aug 2019 at 11:20
Nationalism is identification with one’s ethnic nation (i.e. ‘the Polish’, ‘the Italians’ ‘the Turks’). Neo-nationalism is the new wave of nationalism that is emerging as a reaction against supra-national or globalist initiatives like the European Union and Trans-Pacific Partnership. Neo-nationalism associates with anti-globalization, opposition to immigration, and ethnicity. Nationa ... More
Presented by Dr. Vladimir POPOV on 31 Aug 2019 at 10:00
Through analysis of the historical facts, historical representations and present context of these Jurchen descendants to construct their screened memory practice. The reconstruction of important historical fragments is an important means for these Jurchen descendants to condense, distinguish and strengthen their cultural identity. The Wanyan clan makes use of their own ""Jurchen"" or Manchu identi ... More
Presented by Dr. Tian YANG on 31 Aug 2019 at 10:20
Polish migrants in Dublin, after they admit that they are rather satisfied with their socioeconomic situation and that the reason why they have left Poland was their strive for a ‘normal life’, when asked if they are planning to go back to Poland, usually say “yes, someday off course, but…” This is usually a pretext for long conversations about ‘what’s Poland like’, ‘how it shoul ... More
Presented by Dr. Łukasz KACZMAREK on 28 Aug 2019 at 11:40
The visitors are often confused with the monotony, loneliness and silence of heritage museums, especially the severely damaged site museums. Restoring and remolding the irrecoverable material heritage with modern imaging technology and deducing the intangible heritage could be much closer to the disappeared or disappearing site landscape, such as the site environmental structure, architectural str ... More
Presented by Jia WANG on 29 Aug 2019 at 16:10
After several decades of self-declared atheism and severe persecutions occurred during the socialist era, the post-socialist period witnessed a particularly profound transformation that saw the reappearance of religion in the public sphere. Although religion did not vanish during socialist times, it retreated to the private sphere and became visible again only during the final years. This so-calle ... More
Presented by Dr. Tobias KÖLLNER on 30 Aug 2019 at 14:05
In the wake of the Chinese government campaign of internments of Uyghurs and other minority people in Xinjiang, starting in May 2017, the Uyghur diaspora has experienced a pronounced rise in activities and new organisations. This is in part due to the large number of people who fled or decided not to return to China after the introduction of 'strike hard' policies in 2014 and the increasing polici ... More
Presented by Halmurat UYGHUR on 29 Aug 2019 at 11:40
San Simon de Guatemala has been the subject of a research work that I conducted on the border between Mexico and Guatemala. In general line San Simon is a ladino saint, venerated in a vast area of Guatemala, part of Mexico and Salvador. Sometimes it may have different names but keeping the same characteristics. In recent years, through Guatemalan emigration to the United States, it has also spread ... More
Presented by Gabriele BARONI on 31 Aug 2019 at 12:55
The foundation in the 1948 of an army football team, which later became famous as the Dukla Prague, was not only the first step to introduce the Soviet methods and style into the Czechoslovak sport, but also an attempt to reshape the allegiancies of Czechoslovak fans. It meant a step towards the further profesionalization of the Czech football as well. Dukla got a good fame in the early 1960's. Pa ... More
Presented by Dr. Radek BUBEN on 29 Aug 2019 at 11:20
The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) functioned as a third way between the two blocs, aiming to creatively contribute to the existing world order. It advocated for peaceful coexistence, disarmament, territorial integrity, and supported anti-colonial struggles. Different collaborations and exchanges were established between non-aligned countries in the field of economy, business, education and culture. Y ... More
Presented by Tina PALAIC on 28 Aug 2019 at 11:40
In anthropological and more generally social theory, the term neoliberalism has become a buzz word. There has been a lot of research into the characteristics, forms and effects of as well as resistance to neoliberalism, with the neoliberalisation being treated as a set of hybrid processes, structures, institutions and context dependent practices and meanings. As a result, different theoretical app ... More
Presented by Dr. Zorica IVANOVIĆ on 29 Aug 2019 at 11:20
As Japan mobilized the world’s largest “decontamination” effort in history in the spill of the meltdowns at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, residents of frontline communities in Fukushima struggled with the human toll of radiation and uncertainty. The state scraped more than 16 million tons of radioactive soil from the surface of countless square kilometres in and around the Exclusi ... More
Presented by Dr. Peter Wynn KIRBY on 30 Aug 2019 at 14:05
Natural disasters may provide opportunities for natural experiment of the effects of exposure to stress on health and nutritional status of victims. The present study is a part of a major project to assess the effect of a severe cyclone, called Aila, on the development of children who were intrauterine on the very day of the disaster on 25 May 2009 in the Sunderban Islands of India. Data of 378 mo ... More
Presented by Prof. Slawomir KOZIEL on 28 Aug 2019 at 14:05
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Women in today’s world in spite of their equally demanding job and relatively comparable salary as those have to maintain work-life balance that is being more career oriented as well as a proficient homemaker. In this race, women have to face problems relating to marital adjustment, occupational problem, stress and difficulty in engaging her work with full zest and zeal. Mental health defined a ... More
Presented by Rafia Rahman WARSI on 31 Aug 2019 at 12:55
Memory actualizes events and traditions that unite members of the group. Oblivion, in turn, helps them to hide those events and memories that undermine the integrity of the group. In the article, we consider how oblivion becomes a strategy for maintaining ethnoreligious boundaries in case of the metis rural community. We analyze how the reproduction of the ethno-religious borders of the two metis ... More
Presented by Vera GALINDABAEVA on 29 Aug 2019 at 15:50
Presented by Dr. AJEET JAISWAL, Dr. YENER BEKTAS, Dr. J.B.Prashant MORE, Sapna JAISWAL - DISCUSSANT
It has often been rumored that as 'progress' and 'development' are becoming the catchwords of this era, the elderly are receding into the dark dungeons of oblivion. A pithy aphorism goes, ""Old age is a curse"" -and this platitude is a mere corollary of emotional deprivation. Emotional deprivation may occur in an individual when he is not shown adequate affection or interest, or when he is impover ... More
Presented by Sujata DAS on 30 Aug 2019 at 14:25
This paper conceptually will discuss the paradigmatic implications of the existence of The Safe House for women victims in the judicial process of gender based violence cases. This article positions The Safe Houses as an integrated system with various other institutions in handling gender based violence cases. We argues that the existence of The Safe House System has an impact on the subjectivatio ... More
Presented by Mochammad Arief WICAKSONO on 30 Aug 2019 at 11:00
For the anthropologist interested in the evolution of kinship terminologies, the position of Crow-Omaha terminologies presents a somewhat knotty problem. Strengthened by Lévi-Strauss’s labelling of them as ‘semi-complex structures’, we have become used to seeing them as an intermediate stage between ‘elementary structures’ (linked with cross-cousin marriage; cf. Needham’s ‘prescript ... More
Presented by Dr. Robert PARKIN on 29 Aug 2019 at 15:30
In 2000, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced the global elimination of leprosy as a public health problem. Since the introduction of multidrug therapy (MDT) in the 1980s, the number of cases registered globally has decreased from over 5 million to about 200,000 cases. However, although it has been taken for granted that leprosy can be cured after some months of treatment, the MDT regimen ... More
Presented by Glaucia MARICATO on 31 Aug 2019 at 10:40
Type: Opening - Closing Session: Opening Ceremony & Keynote Lecture 1
on 27 Aug 2019 at 16:00
CouchSurfing (CS) is a free global online hospitality exchange network. Bringing together members as hosts and guests in the intimate everyday spaces of the home, CS leans on a cosmopolitan ideology that celebrates diversity. It aims to overcome stereotypes and even contribute to global peace. Yet the CS project is marked by a potential tension between the ‘culturalisation’ of differences betw ... More
Presented by Alexander ILJA CHAPLIN on 31 Aug 2019 at 10:20
Type: Paper
On 19th November 2017, 15 women – mostly mothers – died in a stampede in a small Moroccan town trying to obtain privately distributed food aid in the form of flour, cooking oil and sugar. It hadn’t rained in most of Morocco for nearly six months and producers and consumers feared that another year of drought would diminish cereal availability and critically raise the prices of grains, flour ... More
Presented by Dr. Katharina GRAF
Outbreaks of infectious diseases always pose questions regarding the making of health-related programmes: policies and implementations. Despite the efforts and ‘claims’ made by the responsible stakeholders such as the health officials and policy makers, outbreaks occur. The questions can be what goes wrong and where it goes wrong? Or what is missing? Whatever goes wrong, people suffer as in th ... More
Presented by Dr. Inayat ALI on 30 Aug 2019 at 12:00
Are we, Europeans, capable enough to understand the complexity of the Syrian conflict and take one of the sides? Or, the only thing we can do is not adopt a particular political stance but adopt a distinctive humanitarian attitude? But, is it possible to be impartial without being neutral? I try to answer those questions through the exploration of the Poznań Garage Sale for Refugees case stu ... More
Presented by Dr. Waldemar RAPIOR on 29 Aug 2019 at 11:20
Enterprises are facing future uncertainty, and manufacturing companies are required to be more creative and innovative in their approach for a breakthrough. It has been observed that for products to sell well, technological advances in products is not enough but to prioritize consumer experience. Thus in recent years, discussions on the structural shift from manufacturing to service have been in t ... More
Presented by Dr. YASUNOBU ITO on 29 Aug 2019 at 15:50
India adopted its own constitution on 26th January 1950. The constitution accepted the ideal of Secularism which implies full freedom and equal respect for all religions. The presence of large number of religious minorities is the testimony of the secular state. Indian Muslim women feel that they are exploited on the name of religion. It is observed that all religions legitimize the subordinate po ... More
Presented by Dr. BHAWNA on 28 Aug 2019 at 13:45
The present paper aimed at identifying the different factors that contributed in the continuity of the Chhowa dance in this specific zone of Eastern India and how it is responsible in developing cohesion in time and space.The socio cultural function examined in terms of prospect and retrospective dimension.The Challenges encountered in the contemporary society are also identified .It is further ob ... More
Presented by Dr. Sudhanshu Mahato MAHATO on 28 Aug 2019 at 11:00
Land is the natural source of nature which plays a significant role for the socio-cultural and economic life of the people in the society. It also remains a powerful source from where people derive their political power, social status and dominance. In Khasi society land is considered as pivotal entity. The land ‘Ri’ plays a significant role in the life of Khasi community shaping their social ... More
Presented by Dr. BISWAMBHAR PANDA on 30 Aug 2019 at 11:20
The report is devoted to study of paintings of Beijing’s everyday life in the late Qing period. Scientists more often preferred textual and material sources, rather than visual materials. The author offers different approaches to the interpretation of visual materials, as the main source of the study of the everyday life in Beijing. The subjects of the paintings are investigated separately as in ... More
Presented by Polina RUD on 31 Aug 2019 at 10:20
Research on transnationalism has focused on the actions carried out by both migrants and states in the process of a deterritorialized nation building. In the case of the central American country of Panama, there are two competing—somewhat mutually exclusive—narratives as to how the nation-state was built. According to the first one, the nation was built on a foundation of deterritorialized con ... More
Presented by Dr. Carla GUERRÓN MONTERO on 28 Aug 2019 at 14:05
Turkana has had a long history of development and a string of failed interventions, including fisheries, irrigated agriculture, water harvesting and restocking. The historical causes of these failed developments remain poorly understood. However, some scholarly contention exists over the disappointing outcomes, which were suggested as externally imposed, top-down, non-participatory, bureaucratic, ... More
Presented by Gregory AKALL on 29 Aug 2019 at 15:50
This paper addresses autobiographical narratives recorded during fieldwork in Russia (2006-2007). Theoretically, it draws on the concepts of conversion (Pelkmans 2009, 2010, 2015), “moral torment” (Robbins 2004) and “moral lazarets” (Hann 2010). Narratives are a powerful means of shaping individual identities and self-perception (Ammerman, Williams 2012); believers forge their new moral se ... More
Presented by Prof. Milena BENOVSKA on 30 Aug 2019 at 13:45
Good, polish-german relationship on both inter-state and regional levels as also democratic changes in Poland has contributed a lot into regaining multicultural character of that area. It caused changes of approaches into german'f heritage, and bringing up to date history and memory of Germans. There are very differentiated forms of actualization of german's heritage. Some of them are political ... More
Presented by Dr. Anna WACHOWIAK on 28 Aug 2019 at 14:05
Pastoralists all over the world tend be very community- oriented societies. This includes their understanding of rangeland as a commons. In the Alps in Germany, for example, the word commons etymologically even originates from the word pasture. While within the research of commons; a lot of methodological considerations have been made, none of them account for the specificity of pastoralists as mo ... More
Presented by Dr. Jill Philine BLAU on 29 Aug 2019 at 11:20
With two of the world’s largest mining projects, Mongolia has become one of Asia’s key mineral producers in the past twenty years. Mongolian pastoralist communities living the South Gobi in the vicinity of large-scale mining operations have recently turned to transnational dispute resolution arenas to lodge their grievances and seek redress. Notably, these groups of pastoralists have sought to ... More
Presented by Dr. Jennifer LANDER on 28 Aug 2019 at 11:20
After the catastrophic 2010-12 East Africa Drought, both governments of East African countries and international development agencies campaigned to enhance resilience of local communities in natural disasters. In Kenya, efforts have been made to provide drought early warning information, develop new water resources, and advocate livelihood diversification and livestock selling. Based on a case ... More
Presented by Dr. Xiaogang SUN on 30 Aug 2019 at 14:25
Ethiopia’s lower Omo valley is a historically marginal periphery, now being transformed by mega-dams and industrial plantation agriculture, which is home to many traditional agro-pastoralist groups. This paper describes the methodological challenges faced by a project (inspired by Krishna’s ‘Stages of Progress’ methodology) which set out to gauge the impact of these recent developments by ... More
Presented by David Paul PERTAUB on 29 Aug 2019 at 12:20
O Gaddi!! Don’t settle for the city…Even the lambs have found their path…there is no home away from home. The paper emerges from the folk songs of loss sung by the Gaddi (an indigenous tribe of the state of Himachal Pradesh, India) men and women lamenting over the rupture and chaos which urbanisation brought to the community. The Gaddi folk songs are anchored on the sense of community, bel ... More
Presented by Dr. Alka LALHALL on 30 Aug 2019 at 12:00
In China, square dancing or plaza dancing is an exercise routine performed to music in squares, plazas or parks of the nation's cities. It is popular with middle-aged and retired women who have been referred to as ""dancing grannies"" in the English-language media. Due to its low cost and ease of participation, it has been estimated to have over 100 million practitioners. Most of the women who squ ... More
Presented by Dr. WANG WUYUN on 30 Aug 2019 at 15:05
This study aimed to examine the performance activities in which individuals with a mental illness participate in Japan, and to consider interaction with conventional activities as self-help group and discourse of society. The most common activities were poetry reading in clubs. Sometimes they participated in dramatic performances. The contents of poems included the performer’s experience of the ... More
Presented by Dr. Hiroshi SUGIMOTO on 28 Aug 2019 at 14:05
Performing peace in a Multi-Ethnic Village in Georgia Based on ethnographic fieldwork in Georgia, this paper analyzes how the mundane peace is continuously reaffirmed in the tradition to invite Muslim godparents to baptize Christian children. In the ritual of the Christening, the Muslim godparents perform the roles of the chosen Christians while at the same time remaining Muslim. The contextual ... More
Presented by Dr. Ketevan GURCHIANI on 30 Aug 2019 at 11:00
My presentation aims to bridge together two representations of the cities rarely connected by urban anthropologists: images and imagination. For Social Scientists, Social imagination in cities is often synonymous of marketing and policies of gentrification. Skylines, skyscrapers, images of old fashioned neighbourhoods and sea fronts are supposed to attract tourists, customers and investors. Capita ... More
Presented by Prof. Rautenberg MICHEL on 28 Aug 2019 at 14:05
The growth and development of child consists of a highly complex series of changes and interaction of genes, hormones, nutrients and a environment in which the child lives. A cross sectional study was conducted among the Andh tribe of Nanded District of Maharashtra. The study aims to assess the physical growth of school going children (6-18 yrs). The data were collected using Anthropometry (Hei ... More
Presented by Pradnyanand JONDHALE on 29 Aug 2019 at 15:50
Large numbers of rural-to-urban migrant children have brought tremendous incorporation challenges to in China. This paper digs into migrant children’s play activities ,identifying three settings showing that they have been incorporated into the city while situated in marginal positions.
Presented by Dr. QIAN LIU on 30 Aug 2019 at 11:40
PUBG, which stands for, Player Unknown Battleground, an immersive battlefield mobile based multiplayer online game(MOG) made headlines in India when Prime Minister Modi talked about it in a public speech, addressing concerns about its addiction among school children. The paper examines this gaming space as a social space, reshaping sociality and connectivity through digital media. As the game embe ... More
Presented by Neelabh GUPTA on 31 Aug 2019 at 11:00
Type: Plenary Session: Plenary Session 1: 28 Aug
We have learned and we teach that people and cultures are no self-contained units, but rather “encounter-based collaborations” (Tsing 2015). But how does it really affect our fieldwork and writing? And how does it affect our lives and work as anthropologists? Since the beginning of anthropology there have been many power hierarchies ingrained in the discipline, which relate to gender, race, et ... More
Presented by Dr. Amurabi OLIVEIRA (FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF SANTA CATARINA), Dr. Mariya IVANCHEVA (UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL), Dr. Dorota WORONIECKA-KRZYŻANOWSKA (UNIVERSITY OF ŁÓDŹ), Zofia BONI - CONVENOR (ADAM MICKIEWICZ UNIVERSITY), Małgorzata KOWALSKA - CONVENOR (ADAM MICKIEWICZ UNIVERSITY) on 28 Aug 2019 at 09:00
Type: Plenary Session: Plenary Session 2: 29 Aug
Anthropology studies human solidarities that exist and emerge across context and scale--solidarities that, in our times, must be consciously stretched out to other species and ecosystems. Notions of compassion, commonality and solidarity are particularly important in the context of climate crisis and social inequalities. Recent waves of exclusionist ideologies, xenophobia, and intergroup enmities ... More
Presented by Prof. Anita SUJOLDZIC (INSTITUTE FOR ANTHROPOLOGICAL RESEARCH), Dr. Fadwa EL GUINDI (EL NIL RESEARCH), Dr. Juan Javier Rivera ANDÍA (UNIVERSIDAD AUTÓNOMA DE BARCELONA), Dr. Heather O'LEARY - CONVENOR (UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA), Dr. Agata KONCZAL - CONVENOR (EUROPEAN FOREST INSTITUTE) on 29 Aug 2019 at 09:00
Type: Plenary Session: Plenary Session 3: 30 Aug
Nationalistic and ethnic enmities underlying current popular political discourses, and drawing on manipulated historical narratives, suggest that the tragic lessons of colonialism and twentieth century's totalitarianisms are being ignored and forgotten. The goal of this session is to discuss xenophobia and socio-cultural discrimination, and to ground their analyses in ethnographic glocalised refle ... More
Presented by Prof. Virginia DOMINGUEZ (UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS), Prof. Sarah GREEN (UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI), Dr. Anouk DE KONING (RADBOUD UNIVERSITY), Dr. Chandana MATHUR, Prof. Michał BUCHOWSKI - CONVENOR (ADAM MICKIEWICZ UNIVERSITY IN POZNAN, EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY VIADRINA), Prof. Gustavo Lins RIBEIRO - CONVENOR (AUTONOMOUS METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY) on 30 Aug 2019 at 09:00
"The Polish Diaspora is one of the smallest ethnic groups in Armenia. This minority, composed of about 300 people, has a significant impact on Armenian tourism. In my speech, I will present the results of field studies focusing on the Polish minority in Armenia and answer the question of why tourism has played an important role in Polish diaspora organizations? Poles over the years have been inv ... More
Presented by Ewelina EBERTOWSKA on 29 Aug 2019 at 11:20
Poland remains the main EU country in which Ukrainians work, because of several competitive advantages: extensive migration networks, a liberal procedure for legalising residence and work (for short periods). In 2013-2017, only 92 Ukrainian citizens were granted refugee status in the Republic of Poland, and 313 decisions on granting subsidiary protection. People applying for international protecti ... More
Presented by Dr. Magdalena LACHOWICZ on 30 Aug 2019 at 11:20
The university is an institution serving the society. Its purpose is to create new knowledge (research activity) and its transfer (didactic activity). These are processes developed as a result of many years of culture, educated in academic centers, having a deep and permanent character. We are now witnessing another change that is the result of globalization processes - universities become centers ... More
Presented by Joanna TOMASZEWSKA on 28 Aug 2019 at 12:00
In the times of “destabilised identity” (Erksen / Schober 2016), political identities become particularly distinctive strategic solidarities implemented in discursive declarations and performative practices, such as voting in elections, joining political demonstrations or campaigning online. What is more, political identities possess a public and ideological character; they engage imagination, ... More
Presented by Dr. Anna MALEWSKA-SZAŁYGIN on 28 Aug 2019 at 12:20
Type: Paper Session: Topologies of Contention
This PhD project focuses on anxieties within minority ethnic communities rooted in the UK’s decision to leave the European Union. While there is a long-established link between government agencies and austerity, we are witnessing a rise in immigration-related tensions in minority ethnic restaurants, and even religious establishments. Specific consideration will be given to German and Polish ... More
Presented by Michael THOMPSON on 30 Aug 2019 at 14:45
After the end of the Soviet Union in 1991, a large number of monuments of that time were relocated from the public space. In contrast, almost all of the monuments that were built during The Republic of Estonia (founded in 1918) were restored. The paper will analyze the so-called monument war. The chain of events began with the relocation of the Lihula war monument (2002), the Bronze warrior (20 ... More
Presented by Dr. Mare KOIVA on 30 Aug 2019 at 14:05
This paper compares two different healers in northern Thailand to explore how magical efficacy depends on the specific practitioner as a person. It describes the process of becoming healers, the characteristics of their healing practices, and the villagers’ actions after the healers were no longer able to practice. One of the healers had been a Buddhist monk, which was thought to strongly influe ... More
Presented by Dr. Junko IIDA on 30 Aug 2019 at 11:45
"Based on research in the Polish city of Wroclaw (conducted together with my colleague and co-author Juliet Golden) situated in the Polish city of Wroclaw, we investigate the potential of urban actors as agents of resilience and social change, focusing primarily on practices related to historical memory and heritage. We focus on creative modes of engagement with the past by these agents. We are pa ... More
Presented by Dr. Hana CERVINKOVA on 28 Aug 2019 at 11:20
The future of civil society and prospective models of political development has been ongoing questions in Ukraine for years, especially after Euromaidan. Recent reforms may have led to a livelier public sphere, more active public debate and more intensive political participation, yet they seem to have done little to end the predatory and clientelistic practices of political elites. Meanwhile one o ... More
Presented by Justyna SZYMAŃSKA on 28 Aug 2019 at 14:25
Maryland County, located in southeastern Liberia, is characterized by extreme poverty, limited infrastructure, and geographic isolation. The county has a history of disease outbreaks and remains particularly vulnerable to Pertussis, Measles, and viral hemorrhagic diseases including Ebola. This project sought to evaluate the overall functionality of IDSR and EPR in Maryland County at all level ... More
Presented by Lassana JABATEH on 30 Aug 2019 at 14:05
Type: Paper Session: Exploring Southern solidarities
Human-wildlife interactions from hunting and fishing on the Amazon are narrated in the travel accounts by ancient naturalists from the 18th and 19th centuries, in experiences lived by inhabitants of coastal and riverside communities, and are also a subject of constant conservationist policies for defense of certain animal species (some of them, vulnerable to extinction). Possible tensions between ... More
Presented by Guilherme ANTUNES on 29 Aug 2019 at 11:00
Following the confirmation of an Ebola index case in August 2018 in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda’s Ministry of Health and development partners implemented a series of Ebola preparedness and response activities in line national strategy. Entry and exit posts were established at key border areas to monitor people crossing between Uganda and the DRC, ‘Ebola tents’ were ... More
Presented by Dr. Grace AKELLO on 30 Aug 2019 at 11:00
The present study examines the gender disparity in the background of nutritional vulnerability in Indian tribes. The overall undernutrition among the females was found to be 47.4% (95% CI 44.4-50.4) against 32.1% (95% CI 29.3-34.9) among males, indicating about a half of the female population as undernourished. The differences in the prevalence and risk of undernutrition among the young females we ... More
Presented by Dr. Gautam K KSHATRIYA on 29 Aug 2019 at 16:30
The paper focuses on the role of anthropologists in propogating effective educational systems in tribal villages of North India. It discusses how 'practicing anthropology' can be the key to establishing successful communication chains between the educators and the tribal population. The anthropologists with their acute knowledge of tribal culture and background can counsel educators so that they m ... More
Presented by Dr. Anupama SRIVASTAVA on 31 Aug 2019 at 10:40
In the recent years, there has been a rise in the popularity of tours organized to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone (CEZ). In 2018 the number of visitors reached 63 thousands, which was almost twice as many as in 2016 (a year of 30th jubilee of the disaster). The CEZ is a displaced area under the strict control of the State responsible for its security. H