This is a blog recording the announcements that are sent out on the CASCA listserv.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Call for Papers: Special Issue of The Global South on the Caribbean

CALL FOR PAPERS

THE GLOBAL SOUTH 4.2 (Fall 2010)

The Caribbean and Globalization

The Global South is an interdisciplinary journal,
published semiannually by Indiana University
Press. The journal focuses on how world
literatures and cultures respond to
globalization. Its premise is that the various
Souths­from the North American South to the
European South, Latin and Central America,
Africa, Asia, and Australia­share comparable
experiences that differentiate them from
mainstream and hegemonic cultures in their
locations. Since many of these Souths share not
necessarily a common wealth, but various issues
of marginalization and inadequate access to means
of production and amenities under globalization,
TGS is concerned with the intersections among
their experiences. The journal is interested in
how authors, writers, and critics respond to
issues of the environment; poverty; immigration;
gender; race; hybridity; cultural formation and
transformation; colonialism and postcolonialism;
modernity and postmodernity; transatlantic
encounters, homes, and diasporas; resistance and
counter discourse; among others under the
superordinate umbrella of globalization. The
current Call for Papers is for a special issue on the Caribbean.

The Caribbean is a culturally rich and complex
society due to a blend of cultures and
ethnicities, including Native Peoples, European,
African, and Asian. A discussion of the
Caribbean in relation to globalization must,
therefore, account for the rich diversity of the
region in language, literature, history,
religion, culture, economy, science, and
technology. The Global South 4:2: The Caribbean
and Globalization will feature responses to
globalization by scholars of Caribbean studies
and we invite high-quality original essays. As
consistent with the journal's interdisciplinary
scope, we welcome submissions from scholars
working in all areas of Caribbean
studies. Possible topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

* The Caribbean as Contact Zone
* The Colonization of the Caribbean and Globalization
* Resistance, Independence, and
Post-Independence Struggles in the Caribbean
* Nationalisms and Ethnic Identities in the Caribbean
* Music (Reggae, Soca, Calypso,etc.) and Globalization
* The Race for Theory: Marxism,
Postcolonialism, Feminism, Globalization, etc.
* The World Bank, IMF, Structural Adjustment
Programs, Capitalism, Communism, and Economic State of the Caribbean
* History, Regional Organizations, and Globalization
* The Caribbean and Natural Disasters (Hurricane, Tsunami, etc.)
* Mineral Wealth, Resource Control, and the Environment
* Political Activism in a Global Age
* Gender and Globalization
* Orality and Globalization
* Hybridity and Globalization
* Popular Culture, Carnival, and Globalization
* Creativity, Production, and Globalization
* Religion and Globalization
* Postcolonial International Relations and Globalization
* The African Diaspora
* The Asian Diaspora
* Reparation and Globalization
* US and British Virgin Islands, the Caribbean Region, and Globalization
* Languages of The Caribbean, including Patois and Nation Language
* Literatures of the Caribbean

This Special Issue of The Global South is
scheduled for publication in Fall 2010. Please
submit abstracts and a short bio by March 19,
2010, final drafts of essays by June 19, 2010,
and inquiries to Adetayo Alabi,
<mailto:aalabi@olemiss.edu>aalabi@olemiss.edu.
Essays should be 25-35 double-spaced pages long
and should follow the MLA style.

You can read more about The Global South at
http://inscribe.iupress.org/loi/gso

Saturday, February 27, 2010

invitation for International Women's Day

You are cordially invited to attend a panel discussion organized by
the Baha'is of Gatineau and Ottawa in honour of International Women's
Day.

Droits égaux, chances égales: Progrès pour tous
Equal Rights and Equal Opportunities: Progress for All

Sunday, March 7th at 1:30

University of Ottawa, Desmarais Building, 55 Laurier East, room 1160

Keynote speaker: the Honorable Mobina Jaffer.


A panel discussion will follow with: Dr. Ann Denis, Interim Director
of the Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology of the University of
Ottawa, Mireille Roy of Peacemakers International and Dr. Margot
Leonard, Professor of the University of Quebec and past member of the
National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of Canada. The Master of
Ceremonies is Rita Celli, host of CBC's popular weekday radio show,
"Ontario Today."

Please note, the majority of the program will be in French, although
Honorable Jaffer and Dr. Ann Denis will be speaking in both English
and French. The speakers' talks will not be translated. Following
the presentations of the panelists and a question and answer period,
light refreshments will be served.

Please join us!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

INVITATION: International Women's Day at IDRC, 9 March 2010 - Journ=?iso-8859-1?Q?=E9e?= internationale de la femme au CRDI, le 9 mars 2010

(le français suit)

In celebration of International Women's Day (IWD), IDRC's 40th
anniversary, and the 15th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and
Platform for Action, IDRC is hosting a half-day event in Ottawa on
Tuesday March 9, 2010. The event is being led by IDRC's Women's Rights
and Citizenship (WRC) and Rural Poverty and Environment (RPE)
programs, and the Staff Association.

The international IWD theme for 2010 is "Equal Rights, Equal
Opportunities: Progress for All."

This event will build on IDRC's participation in the 54th session of
the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), and will
provide a forum for IDRC's partners to present their research findings
and recommendations on key issues linked to the IWD theme. It will
also encourage public discussion and exchange on the issues.

The event will feature the participation of Hon. Helena Guergis,
Minister of State for Women, and Ms. Margaret Biggs, President of CIDA
and IDRC Board Member. It will also include the following two panels
which will feature IDRC-supported researchers:

· Vision for a Better World: From Economic Crisis to Equality

· Gendered Terrain: Women's Rights and Access to Land

Please RSVP to wrc@idrc.ca no later than March 5, should you wish to attend.

Agenda and further details are available on the IDRC website at:
http://www.idrc.ca/en/ev-151114-201-1-DO_TOPIC.html
<http://www.idrc.ca/en/ev-151114-201-1-DO_TOPIC.html> .

For more information on IDRC's participation in the 54th session of
the Commission on the Status of Women, please visit:
http://www.idrc.ca/en/ev-151125-201-1-DO_TOPIC.html
<http://www.idrc.ca/en/ev-151125-201-1-DO_TOPIC.html> .

We look forward to your participation in this event.

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Pour souligner la Journée internationale de la femme, le 40e
anniversaire du CRDI et le 15e anniversaire de l'adoption de la
Déclaration et du Programme d'action de Beijing, le CRDI organise une
demi-journée d'activités à Ottawa.

Cette demi-journée se déroulera sous la houlette de deux programmes du
CRDI, Droits des femmes et participation citoyenne (DFPC) et Pauvreté
rurale et environnement (PRE), de même que de l'Association du
personnel. Cette année, la Journée internationale de la femme a pour
thème égalité des droits, égalité des chances : progrès pour tous.

Faisant fond sur la participation du CRDI à la 54e session de la
Commission de la condition de la femme des Nations Unies, elle
fournira aux partenaires du Centre une occasion de présenter les
constatations émanant de leurs travaux de recherche et des
recommandations sur des questions clés liées au thème de cette année.
Elle permettra également de débattre et d'échanger sur ces questions.

L'honorable Helena Guergis, ministre d'État (Condition féminine), et
madame Margaret Biggs, présidente de l'ACDI et membre du Conseil des
gouverneurs du CRDI, seront présentes. Deux débats d'experts auxquels
prendront part des chercheurs soutenus par le CRDI seront au programme :

· Vision d'un monde meilleur - de la crise économique à l'égalité

· L'accès à la terre : un terrain miné pour les femmes ?

Veuillez confirmer votre présence auprès de wrc@idrc.ca au plus tard
le 5 mars.

Pour l'ordre du jour et plus d'informations, visitez le site
http://www.idrc.ca/fr/ev-151114-201-1-DO_TOPIC.html
<http://www.idrc.ca/fr/ev-151114-201-1-DO_TOPIC.html> .

Pour en savoir davantage sur la participation du CRDI à la 54e session
de la Commission de la condition de la femme des Nations Unies,
consulter la page http://www.idrc.ca/fr/ev-151125-201-1-DO_TOPIC.html
<http://www.idrc.ca/fr/ev-151125-201-1-DO_TOPIC.html> .

Vous êtes cordialement invité à participer à cette demi-journée d'activités.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Call for Papers: Engaging and Articulating 'Race' Conference at the University of Victoria

CALL FOR PAPERS
Engaging and Articulating 'Race':
Historical Encounters with Race and Racialization
A Graduate Student Conference
University of Victoria, British Columbia
June 18-20, 2010
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Adele Perry, Associate Professor, University of
Manitoba, Canada Research Chair in Western Canadian Social History

The History Department at the University of Victoria invites graduate
students from any discipline to submit paper proposals that consider
race and racialization from an historical perspective. The intention
of this conference is to promote historically grounded research at the
graduate level from both Canadian and international perspectives on
the topic of race and racialization. First-time presenters and
upperlevel undergraduates are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Possible topics may include, but are not limited to:
- Race, racialization and the environment
- Historiography and race
- Discourses of race and racialization
- Agency, resistance, and race
- Intersections of race, gender, sexuality
- Intimacy and race
Paper proposals no longer than 250 words should be submitted as an
email attachment (preferably as a PDF document), along with the
author's CV to: raceconf@uvic.ca
with 'Paper Submission' in the subject line, by March 31, 2010.
Responses will be sent out by mid-April. Please visit
www.engagingrace.uvic.ca for more information.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

CASCA Treasurer and Treasurer-Elect/Tr=?iso-8859-1?Q?=E9sorier_et_tr=E9sorier__d=E9sign=E9?= - call for nominations

Treasurer, and Treasurer-Elect

The Treasurer is the financial officer of the association and has
ex-officio status on
the editorial board of the journal Anthropologica. S/he is responsible
for several
vital financial tasks for CASCA that are accomplished in conjunction with a
professional accountant. Working in close collaboration with the
President, the
Editor-in-Chief of Anthropologica and other members of the executive,
the Treasurer is
responsible for disbursing all funds on behalf of the Society. S/he
prepares an Annual
Report for distribution at the Annual General Meeting, and works within well
established guidelines to maintain transparent and accurate accounting
procedures on
behalf of the Society.

The term of Treasurer is for three years, the first of which will be as
Treasurer-Elect.
The position of Treasurer-Elect has been established to afford a
one-year overlap
between the outgoing Treasurer and the incoming Treasurer (the
Treasurer-Elect). The
Treasurer-Elect will assume all the responsibilities of the Treasurer
when the term of
the current Treasurer expires, usually at the Annual General Meeting
of the Society
held during the Annual Conference in May.

For further information, please visit the CASCA website at:

http://cas-sca.ca/casca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=78:treasurer-and-treasurer-elect&catid=5&Itemid=79&lang=en


Please send all nominations, by MARCH 5TH 2010, to:

Evie Plaice, CASCA Secretary
Department of Anthropology
University of New Brunswick
Fredericton NB E3B 5A3
Tel: (506) 452-6174
plaice@unb.ca


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Trésorier et trésorier désigné

Le trésorier est responsable des finances de l'association et membre
d'office au sein
du
comité éditorial de la revue Anthropologica. Il est responsable des opérations
financières essentielles de la CASCA, conjointement avec un comptable
professionnel. En
étroite collaboration avec le président, le rédacteur en chef
d'Anthropologica et les
autres membres du comité exécutif, le trésorier gère les finances au
nom de la Société.
Il prépare aussi le rapport annuel distribué lors de l'assemblée
générale annuelle.
Enfin, il doit se conformer à des directives claires pour maintenir la
transparence et
l'exactitude des procédures comptables de la Société.

Le mandat du trésorier est de trois ans. La première année, il agit à titre de
trésorier
désigné. Ce poste a été établi pour permettre un chevauchement d'un an
entre la fin du
mandat du trésorier sortant et le début de celui du prochain
trésorier. Le trésorier
désigné assume ensuite toutes les responsabilités du poste lorsque le
mandat du
trésorier précédent se termine, généralement à l'assemblée générale
annuelle en mai.

Cliquez ici pour plus de rensignements:

http://cas-sca.ca/casca/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=18&Itemid=41&lang=fr


Envoyez toute nomination avant le 5 mars 2010 à :

Evie Plaice, CASCA Secretary
Department of Anthropology
University of New Brunswick
Fredericton NB E3B 5A3
Tel: 506 452-6174

plaice@unb.ca

POSITION Medical Anthropology, University of Papua New Guinea

Subject: VACANT POSITION Medical Anthropology, University of Papua New Guinea


Application Deadline = March 5 2010


The University of Papua New Guinea 2010 Position Vacancies
(as published in the Post Courier, Monday, February 8, 2010, on page
34 - for full ad)


School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Anthropology and Sociology Strand
Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor W/011003/10

The discipline of Anthropology and Sociology at the UPNG has an
immediate vacancy in the area of MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY.
The successful candidate will be appointed at Senior Lecturer or
Associate Professor level depending on qualification, experience and
skills. This position is not restricted to PNG citizens.
The relevant qualification for the appointment is a PhD level although
candidates with qualifications at MA/MS/MBBS level with sound
background in social research and design, professional nursing, public
health, and delivery of tertiary educational programs within
Asia-Pacific region are certainly desirable and encouraged to apply.
The successful candidate is expected to design and drive a holistic
program focused on Anthropology of HIV/Aids and epidemiology of
Melanesia at undergraduate and graduate levels. The program should be
able to link existing programs and courses in anthropology and
sociology and courses in Public Health at the School of Medicine and
Health Sciences. The candidate must be highly skilled while remaining
cultural sensitive and alert to changes on health issues in Melanesia
and beyond.

Salary
Senior Lecturer K33,281 ? K 40,677 per annum
Appropriate DMA and ATA calculated at 20% of base salary plus DMA will
be added on the base salary.
The University is an equal opportunity employer and encourages females
to apply for the positions.
Written applications should also include a Curriculum Vitae, a recent
small photograph, the names and addresses of three (3) referees
qualified to make comments about the suitability of the applicants. In
order to expedite the appointment procedures, applicants are advised
to contact their referees to send confidential reports directly to the
University without waiting to be contacted.
All applicants will be treated strictly confidential, AND WILL CLOSE
ON 05th MARCH, 2010.
Applications should be forwarded to the Director, Human Resources
Management Division, UPNG, PO Box 320, UNIVERSITY, National Capital
District, or faxed to +675 326.7187 or emailed to staffadm@upng.ac.pg

Jennifer G. Popat, Registrar.

There are other positions at UPNG:

2 positions for Information and Communication Science Strand
2 positions for Social Work Strand
1 position for Print Media and Public Relations (Journalism and Media Studies)
1 position for Economic History
1 position for Philosophy (ethics and civics)
2 positions Political Science
1 position Linguistics
1 position for English
1 position for Obstetrics and Gynecology
1 position for Pathology
1 position for internal medicine
4 positions for UPNG Printery

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Final Call for Papers: "EROS 2010"

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FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS
Deadline for Abstracts: March 1, 2010
THE HUMAN CONDITION SERIES:
3rd Biennial International, Multidisciplinary Conference: "EROS 2010"
May 21-22, 2010
Nipissing University Muskoka Campus, Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada (map
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>

Dear Colleague,

There still is time for you to present a paper at this dynamic conference
featuring Luce Irigaray as Keynote Speaker. We welcome presentations on the
concept of EROS—in the life of individuals and domain of culture—from
anthropological, sociological, psychological, philosophical, political and
religious perspectives.

A COMPLETE DESCRIPTION OF THE CONFERENCE—WITH SUGGESTED TOPICS FOR YOUR
PROPOSAL—APPEARS BELOW.

Please submit a working title, a ONE-PAGE ABSTRACT (300-400 words) as an
email attachment, and a short biography to Professor Toivo Koivukoski at
EROSabstracts@libraryofsocialscience.com

DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF ABSTRACT: MARCH 1, 2010.

NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE: MARCH 15, 2010.

PRESENTERS ARE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT A 10-15 page summary paper by APRIL 15 and
to register for the conference.


Keynote Speaker: Luce Irigaray


* Live via satellite from Paris, Irigaray will present her view on the
bonds of love and how relations must be restored if we are to save ourselves
and the earth from annihilation.


Other Featured Speakers


* Tina Chanter is the author of Time, Death and the Feminine: Levinas
with Heidegger, and The Picture of Abjection: Film, Fetish, and the Nature
of Difference.
* Shannon Bell is a feminist philosopher and author of Writing and
Rewriting the Prostitute Body.
* Gad Horowitz is a distinguished theorist and author of Repression in
Psychoanalytic Theory: Freud, Reich and Marcuse.
* Gary Kinsman is a queer liberation activist and scholar, author of
The Regulation of Desire: Homo and Hetero Sexualities.
* Sal Renshaw is the author of The Subject of Love: Hélène Cixous and
the Feminine Divine.

We are looking forward to receiving your abstract.

Best regards,

Richard Koenigsberg

P. S. Nipissing University in Bracebridge is north of Toronto. Shuttle
service and other transportation from Toronto are available.


CONFERENCE THEME: "EROS"


Description of the Conference


Though a human nature may not exist, there is comfort in the notion that a
unifying force subsists within all humankind: the will to live. Sigmund
Freud named the driving impulse Eros. If humankind does possess, as a matter
of our continuance as a species, an impulse for life—a drive to overcome all
adversity in order to reproduce itself—what does this say of the human
condition? The Human Condition Series invites you to consider the concept of
Eros, and to share original and revisited thoughts that transcend
traditional disciplinary boundaries. We encourage expressions about how
culture, habit, language, science and art, embody, remedy or fail Eros.
Without prescription, we urge theorizations and analyses which seek to look
beyond the here and now towards the possibilities to come.


Suggested Themes for Your Abstract


* The concept of Eros in the work and scholarship of Luce Irigaray
* Heroines and Heroes of Eros
* The Eros of War
* The Eros of Motherhood
* Representation, construction, reproduction or analysis of Eros
* Subject/Identity formation and constructions of gender, sex and
sexuality
* Eros in history and literature
* Categories of normativity, disorder, pathology or deviance in desire
* Eros as nature, power, cosmology, mythology, and society
* Eros and the transformation of consciousness, near-death and
dreamlike states
* Sacred marriage, immortal/mortal love
* Sex tourism, sex trafficking
* From Eros as mythos to Eros as logos
* The sensuous in the human world
* Eros and Gaia in the marketing of holistic healing
* Contemporary Families and Eros
* Eros in women's literature as a distinct tradition
* The role of Eros in different religious and spiritual traditions
* Semiotic approaches to Eros and culture, place, space, time

Please submit a working title, a ONE-PAGE ABSTRACT (300-400 words) as an
email attachment, and a short biography to Professor Toivo Koivukoski at
EROSabstracts@libraryofsocialscience.com

DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF ABSTRACT: MARCH 1, 2010.

NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE: MARCH 15, 2010.

PRESENTERS ARE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT A 10-15 page summary paper by APRIL 15 and
to register for the conference.


Publication of Papers


As with previous Human Condition Series conferences, we expect to produce a
book based on selected presentations. Presenters will have until June 25,
2010 to prepare their manuscripts for submission to the review process.


About The Human Condition Series


This conference is part of a larger series of ongoing, international,
multidisciplinary conferences—run under the banner of The Human Condition
Series—that brings together people from a variety of disciplines to assess a
singular topic from artistic, cinematic, literary, ethical, social,
political, philosophical, psychological and religious perspectives. We
encourage you to share innovative ideas and new ways of thinking and acting.
Proposals will be considered on any related theme and we especially welcome
papers, reports, works-in-progress, workshops and sessions. This year's
theme is EROS.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Survey on ethnographers' experiences of institutional ethics oversight

G'day from Australia! I am an American anthropologist based in Sydney,
and I am conducting a study that aims to understand ethnographers?
subjective experience of ethics oversight in 5 English-speaking
countries. I'm running an online survey that asks people to date when
they recall becoming aware of local requirements to get ethics committee
approval for ethnographic research, and the extent to which they comply.
I'm hoping that I will get a large enough scale of responses to enable
me to map out the timing of the wave when anthropologists started to
submit to the oversight of ethics bureaucracies in different parts of
the world.

This project comes out of my own experiences as an undergraduate in
Canada and a graduate student in the U.S. in the 90s. When I first left
for the field, nobody I knew was getting ethics approval for their
dissertation fieldwork, though we did have to talk about research ethics
with a local departmental committee. But by the time I came back from
the field, graduate students were all getting formal ethics committee
approval before starting research. For a long time, I felt furtive,
like I had somehow failed to do something that I was supposed to do, and
I wondered whether I would ever be accused of unethical research
practice (even though I didn?t think I had been unethical in my
research). I didn?t understand that it was a changing era.

Now that I have a bit more perspective, I?m interested in knowing
more about other researchers? experiences of this process. I hope to
compare the attitudes of researchers who spent most of their careers not
seeking ethics clearance, a younger generation for whom it has always
been standard, and those who started their research under one regime and
now live under another.

I'd be very grateful if you would circulate the below link to faculty
and grad students from your department who have done or are preparing to
do ethnographic research. The survey is available online at
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=N1v1MJvyg3USMopDA0QV3g_3d_3d.
I've timed it, and the survey takes between 10-15 minutes, depending on
how detailed your responses are (one grad student for whom English is a
second language reported that it took her 12 minutes to complete). So it
won?t take much of your time. (I hate it when people send me surveys
that they say will take 10 minutes and they actually take 45 minutes!)

All responses will, of course, be anonymous, and I'll report aggregate
results on the Culture Matters blog
(http://culturematters.wordpress.com). Please contact me if you
have any questions about this study or survey instrument.

Many thanks,
Lisa Wynn, Department of Anthropology, Macquarie University
lisa.wynn@mq.edu.au

UNIVERSIT=?iso-8859-1?Q?=C9?= D'OTTAWA/UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA: Decolonizing Social Justice: The Anti-Violence Movement and the Non-Profit Industrial Complex

UNIVERSITÉ D'OTTAWA / UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA

ENGLISH TEXT FOLLOWS

L'Institut d'études des femmes de l'Université d'Ottawa a le plaisir
de vous inviter à la Conférence annuelle Shirley Greenberg en études
des femmes intitulée

"Decolonizing Social Justice: The Anti-Violence Movement and the
Non-Profit Industrial Complex"

prononcée par

Andrea Smith, PhD

Professeure adjointe, Department of Media and Cultural Studies,
University of California, Riverside

Co-fondatrice de la INCITE ! Women of Color against Violence and The
Boarding School Healing Project


Mercredi, le 3 mars 2010 à 17 h 30

Auditorium des anciens, 85, rue Université

Université d'Ottawa


ENTRÉE LIBRE

INFO : womenst@uOttawa.ca <mailto:womenst@uOttawa.ca&gt;

* * * * * * * *

The Institute of Women's Studies of the University of Ottawa is
pleased to invite you to the Shirley Greenberg Annual Lecture in
Women's Studies entitled

"Decolonizing Social Justice: The Anti-Violence Movement and the
Non-Profit Industrial Complex"

given by

Andrea Smith, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Media and Cultural Studies,
University of California, Riverside

Co-founder of INCITE! Women of Color against Violence and The Boarding
School Healing Project

Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at 5:30 p.m.

Alumni Auditorium, 85 University Private

University of Ottawa


FREE ADMISSION

INFO : womenst@uOttawa.ca <mailto:womenst@uOttawa.ca&gt;

BIO

Andrea Smith is a co-founder of INCITE! Women of Color against
Violence and the Boarding School Healing Project. She is the author of
Conquest: Sexual Violence and American Indian Genocide and Native
Americans and the Christian Right: The Gendered Politics of Unlikely
Alliances. She is also editor of The Revolution will not be funded:
Beyond the Non-profit Industrial Complex and The Color of Violence.
She currently teaches at the University of California, Riverside.

Friday, February 12, 2010

**Deadline extended - February 20, 2010/date limite repouss=?iso-8859-1?Q?=E9e_-_20_f=E9vrier,?= 2010**, Call for CASCA2010/Appel CASCA 2010

***New deadline February 20, 2010***

***Nouvelle date limite, le 20 février, 2010***


(la version française suit)

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CALL FOR PAPERS

The 2010 Canadian Anthropology Society Annual Conference
will be held from May 31 to June 3, 2010, at Concordia
University in Montreal, within the framework of the Congress of the
Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences.


This year's theme chosen by the Canadian Federation for
Humanities and Social Sciences is "Connected Understandings".


In order to relate to this theme while framing it with an
anthropological perspective, the program committee of CASCA 2010
proposes to explore the following theme :

Anthropological connections: New Spaces and New Networks?


The program committee seeks proposals by January 20, 2010.
Early submissions and registration are welcome.
For more detailed information on the conference theme,
the conference venue, and on how to become a member of CASCA,
register for the conference, submit proposals and
buy tickets for the CASCA 2010 banquet, go on CASCA's website
and follow the instructions:

http://www.cas-sca.ca/


For further information, please contact us at:

CASCA2010@gmail.com


We look forward to seeing you all in large numbers!


Marie Nathalie LeBlanc

Vered Amit

Alexandrine Boudreault-Fournier

Joseph Lévy

Deirdre Meintel

and Géraldine Mossière,

Program Committee, CASCA 2010.


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APPEL DE SOUMISSIONS


Dans le cadre du Congrès 2010 des Sciences humaines,
le colloque annuel de la Société Canadienne d'Anthropologie
se tiendra cette année à Montréal, du 1er au 3 juin,
sur le campus de l'Université Concordia.


Le thème choisi cette année par la Fédération
des sciences humaines est celui du « Savoir branché ».


Pour faire écho à cette thématique tout en la cadrant
dans une perspective anthropologique, le comité de programmation
du colloque annuel de CASCA 2010 propose d'explorer le thème suivant :

Branchements anthropologiques : nouveaux espaces et nouveaux liens ?


La date limite pour les soumissions est le 20 janvier 2010.


Pour de l'information détaillée sur le thème du colloque,
le lieu du colloque et son organisation, et sur l'adhésion à CASCA,
l'inscription au colloque, les soumissions et l'achat de billets
pour le banquet du colloque CASCA 2010, veuillez vous référer au site
internet de CASCA et suivre les instructions :

http://www.cas-sca.ca/


N'hésitez pas à nous contacter à:

CASCA2010@gmail.com


Au plaisir de vous y voir nombreux !


Marie Nathalie LeBlanc

Vered Amit

Alexandrine Boudreault-Fournier

Joseph Lévy

Deirdre Meintel

et Géraldine Mossière,

Comité de programmation, CASCA 2010

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Roundtable on Anthropology and Education - call for participation

Anthropology in Education

Trained as an anthropologist with very limited background in pedagogy,
for the past few years I have been sharing my teaching between the
Department of Anthropology in the Faculty of Arts, and the Faculty of
Education at the University of New Brunswick. My mandate, among
others, is to teach educators something about anthropology, to present
an anthropological perspective to prospective and experienced
teachers, to encourage graduate students in Education to include
anthropological ideas and methods in their research, to engage
Anthropology graduates in exploring various systems of knowledge
transmission as a form of applied anthropology, and to provide
culturally nuanced courses for Aboriginal and minority students in
Education. This list does not cover all the areas I have become
involved in over this period of time. My current research initiatives
are equally diverse: interviewing local Aboriginal Elders on their
knowledge and their educational experiences and practices, exploring
strategies for Aboriginal language preservation, and developing online
and electronic databases of traditional and heritage knowledge for
community, schools and tourism use. I am aware that there are many
other avenues of teaching and research in the broad field of the
Anthropology of Education. I would like to meet other anthropologists
in Education, or educators interested in anthropology, who are working
across Canada. I am suggesting a roundtable discussion for the
upcoming CASCA conference in Montreal with several aims in mind:

1) To find out how many of us exist in Canadian academia with
anthropological training and a research and/or teaching focus on
Education;
2) To meet and share some ideas and experiences from our particular
positions both inside and outside academia;
3) To discuss the possibilities of forming a regular group under the
aegis of CASCA;
4) To discuss the possibilities of developing a Canadian oriented
collection of articles on Anthropology and Education in order to
inspire a series of debates among our graduate students and colleagues.

To this end, I would like to invite potential participants to present
some of their experiences, best practices, and reflections on the
Anthropology of Education in Canada. Please contact me with a brief
statement of introduction and interest if you would like to participate.

Thank you. I look forward to meeting you in May.

Evie Plaice
Department of Anthropology, and
Faculty of Education
University of New Brunswick
Fredericton NB E3B 5A3
plaice@unb.ca

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

CASCA Women's Network Award; Prix du R=?iso-8859-1?Q?=E9seau?= des femmes de la CASCA

(la version française suit)

CASCA Women's Network Award for Student Paper in Feminist Anthropology

Graduate students in Anthropology who will be presenting a paper at
the 2010 CASCA meetings in Montreal are invited to submit their papers
for consideration for the CASCA Women's Network Award for Student
Paper in Feminist Anthropology. This award has been established as
part of the events celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the CASCA
Women's Network in 2009, and will be presented for the first time in
2010. The goal of this award is it to encourage research into gender
and gender issues from a feminist perspective among emerging scholars
in Social/Cultural Anthropology in Canada. The successful recipient of
this award will have their paper submitted to the Canadian
anthropology journal Anthropologica.

Students should submit an abstract and paper to the CASCA Women's
Network Co-ordinator, Pauline McKenzie Aucoin (at:
Pauline_Aucoin@carleton.ca), for consideration by our award panel. In
order to be considered, students must be registered full-time in a
Graduate Program in Anthropology at a Canadian University or be within
one year of post-graduation. Papers must be received by March 20,
2010, and may not exceed 10 pages in length. Papers may be submitted
in either French or English. Students should indicate the university
at which they are registered and their current year in the program.

Sincerely,
Pauline McKenzie Aucoin (CASCA Women?s Network Co-ordinator)
Christine Holmes (Past CASCA Women?s Network Co-ordinator)

Heather Howard (Committee Member)


Prix du Réseau des femmes de la CASCA récompensant l?article d?un
étudiant en anthropologie féministe

Les étudiants de maîtrise en anthropologie souhaitant présenter un
article aux rencontres 2010 de la CASCA, à Montréal, sont invités à le
faire dans le cadre du Prix du Réseau des femmes de la CASCA
récompensant l?article d?un étudiant en anthropologie féministe.
Établi en 2009 dans le cadre des évènements de célébration du 25e
anniversaire du Réseau des femmes de la CASCA, ce prix connaîtra sa
première édition en 2010. Son objectif est d?encourager la recherche
dans les domaines du genre et des questions liées au genre dans une
perspective

féministe chez les chercheurs émergents en anthropologie sociale et
culturelle au Canada.

Les étudiant(e)s intéressés doivent soumettre leur article accompagné
d?un résumé à la coordonnatrice du Réseau des femmes de la CASCA,
Pauline McKenzie Aucoin (Pauline_Aucoin@carleton.ca), pour examen par
notre jury. Pour que leur candidature soit valable, les étudiants
doivent être inscrits à plein temps au programme de maîtrise d?une
université canadienne, ou être à moins d?une année de l?obtention d?un
diplôme supérieur. Les articles doivent avoir été reçus au 20 mars
2010 et leur longueur ne doit pas excéder 10 pages; ils peuvent être
rédigés en français ou en anglais. Les candidat(e)s doivent mentionner
à quelle université ils(elles) sont inscrit(e)s, et en quelle année du
programme. L?article lauréat sera publié dans la revue canadienne
d?anthropologie Anthropologica.

Meilleures salutations,


Pauline McKenzie Aucoin (coordonnatrice du Réseau des femmes de la CASCA)
Christine Holmes (Ancienne coordonnatrice du Réseau des femmes de la CASCA)

Heather Howard (Membre du Comité)

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

REMINDER: CFP EASA 2010: Imaginaries and regimes of mobility across the globe

REMINDER

CFP EASA 2010: Imaginaries and regimes of mobility across the globe

11th EASA Biennial Conference: Crisis and Imagination
Maynooth (Ireland), 24-27 August 2010

A new virtue? Imaginaries and regimes of mobility across the globe

Convenors:
Noel B. Salazar (University of Leuven, Belgium):
noel.salazar@soc.kuleuven.be
Pál Nyíri (Free University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands): p.nyiri@fsw.vu.nl

Discussant:
Ulf Hannerz (Stockholm University, Sweden)

Short abstract:
This panel discusses and ethnographically compares how various forms of
border-crossing human (im)mobilities are given meaning and are
discursively framed as virtues or vices in societies and cultures across
the globe, both today and in a historical perspective.

Long abstract:
It is fashionable to imagine the world in motion, with people, objects
and ideas traveling worldwide. Mobility is celebrated not just by
literati elites but also by governments, including those that have until
recently restricted it. Yet the same states are raising the barriers of
certain kinds of mobility ever higher. Anthropologists were among the
first to point out that not all mobilities are valued equally positively
and that the very processes that produce global mobilities also result
in immobility and exclusion. Drawing on a thematically and
geographically diverse set of ethnographic studies, this panel discusses
and compares how various forms of border-crossing human (im)mobilities
are discursively framed as a virtue or vice in societies and cultures
across the globe, both today and in a historical perspective. Individual
papers advance anthropological takes on the so-called "mobility turn" in
the social sciences by giving ethnographically-informed answers on the
following questions: Which forms of translocal mobility are currently
desirable (whether they are accessible or not) and to whom, and how does
the current situation compare to the past? Which socio-cultural meanings
and values are given to these mobilities and by whom? What is the
analytical purchase of (im)mobility as an overarching conceptual
framework to study and understand the current human condition? Is
mobility a better concept-metaphor to understand the contemporary world
than sedentarity? Why is mobility (not) the next grand narrative in
anthropology or the social sciences at large? Contributions on "newly
mobile" societies (e.g. China, Russia and India) are particularly welcome.

Submission of abstracts:
Online: http://www.nomadit.co.uk/easa/easa2010/panels.php5?PanelID=575
(click on the "Propose a paper" link)
Apart from your contact details, you are asked to supply a paper title,
and a 150-word abstract (NB: the electronic submission software is
strict about this).
Deadline: 1 March 2010

General information on the conference:
http://www.easaonline.org/conferences/easa2010/index.htm

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact either of
the panel convenors.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Bourses ├ętudiantes CASCA10/Student Travel Grants CASCA10

English message follows

Bourses étudiantes pour frais de déplacement à la conférence de la
CASCA, Montréal 2010. La date limite pour soumettre vos candidatures
approche. Si vous souhaitez présenter une demande, s.v.p. consulter le
site de la CASCA

http://cas-sca.ca/casca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=69&Itemid=78&lang=fr

Vous y trouverez des informations sur les critères d'admissibilité, la
procédure à suivre et la date limite.

Student Travel Grants for CASCA Montreal: The deadline is fast approaching
to apply for Student Travel Grants to attend CASCA Montreal in 2010.
If you wish to apply please go to the CASCA website

http://cas-sca.ca/casca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=69&Itemid=78&lang=en

to find the application requirements, deadline and where the
application must be submitted.

New Proposals: Journal of Marxism and Interdisciplinary Inquiries - New Issue Published

Hello

New Proposals: Journal of Marxism and Interdisciplinary Inquiry has just
published its latest issue: Vol 3, No 2, Universities, Corporatization and
Resistance at http://www.newproposals.ca

Edited by editorial collective member, Sharon Roseman (Memorial), this issue
highlights the corporate drift of North American and Western European
Universities in the last several decades.

We invite you to visit our web site to review the issue.

Please feel free to contact us regarding potential items for publication.
We consider individual submissions and theme issues.

New Proposals is an online peer-reviewed journal hosted by the UBC Library
OJS project.

With warm regards,

Charles R. Menzies
University of British Columbia
cmenzies@interchange.ubc.ca
________________________________________________________________________
New Proposals: Journal of Marxism and Interdisciplinary Inquiry
http://ojs.library.ubc.ca/index.php/newproposals

Haiti: The Mobilization of Aid, Public Discourses and Political Action within Canada. Thursday 11 February 2- 3.45pm, York Research Tower

The YCISS Contentious Conflicts and Canadian Society Series

Haiti: The Mobilization of Aid, Public Discourses and Political Action
within Canada

Thursday 11 February 2010
2pm- 3.45pm
YRT Conference Centre
Room 519, 5th Floor
York Research Tower (YRT)
York University

The earthquake in Haiti and the subsequent human suffering calls for a
critical analysis of the hegemonic representations of Haiti?s history,
poverty and political disempowerment. It is in this context that we need
to examine how mobilization of aid is occurring through the media,
diasporas, NGOs, the military - particularly the Canadian Forces - and
other government institutions, and to what effect.

Of crucial importance is the question concerning the politically and
ideologically motivated agendas of the international community, one that
appears now to be coming to the aid of the Haitians.

This forum invites the following speakers to engage in a roundtable
discussion on the current situation in Haiti and its future, for the
purposes of generating much needed debate at all levels:

Dr Manuel Rozental, University of Toronto
Dr Melanie Newton, University of Toronto
Dr Nalini Persram (Chair), York University

This discussion will be followed by a meeting of the York-Haiti Solidarity
Committee in room 280N, York Lanes at 4pm. Please contact CERLAC for
further details (mbeck@yorku.ca) or the York Haiti Solidarity Committee
Listserv (Fwd: YORK-HAITI@yorku.ca)

Please note that due to space restrictions, participation for this forum
is by pre-registration via this link

http://www.yorku.ca/yciss/forms/view.php?id=11

For further details please see:
http://www.yorku.ca/yciss/news/upcoming.html

Saturday, February 6, 2010

CFP - Environmentally Induced Migration

Call for Papers - Expression of Interest due FEB. 8

Call for papers on environmentally induced migration - special issue on
forced migration and mobilities research

Submission are invited for a special issue of an academic journal looking at
Forced Migration and Mobilities Research. We are looking for a theoretically
informed and empirically rich paper analysing environmentally induced
migration from a mobilities perspective.

By environmentally induced migration we understand human displacement
related to global warming, long term environmental stress and disasters such
as floods, fires, tsunamis and earthquakes.

Potential contributors will have to comply with a strict editorial schedule
and be ready to submit a first draft to the editors of the special issue by
May 2010 and a final draft by early August 2010.

For more information about the general outlook of the special issue see
below.

Please direct expressions of interest by the 8th of February to Nick Gill
n.m.gill@lancaster.ac.uk and Javier Caletrío j.caletrio@lancast er.ac.uk

General outlook of the special issue

Forced migration is a chronic reality and a pending threat in some parts of
the so called Global South and is set to become increasingly central for
rich industrial nations too in the 21st century due to growing political and
environmental instabilities. Forced migration studies have already made a
significant contribution in understanding a complex phenomenon that demands
ever more sophisticated transnational, interdisciplinary and theoretically
oriented analytical perspectives. But, as Stephen Castles (2003) has noted,
the policy driven agenda of forced migration studies still has to make
explicit such demands and contribute more substantially to social theory.

'Critical mobilities' is a new direction in social theory with also clear
post-disciplinary and global aspirations. The analytical potential of its
post-disciplinary outlook is already evident in recent works of synthesis
that have fruitfully brought together studies on migration, tourism,
business travel, social mobility, inequality, urban infrastructure,
complexity and reflexive modernization (Canzler et al. 2008; Urry 2000,
2008). 'Critical mobilities' is a distinct if eclectical approach with
moving boundaries. Yet, its development as a cosmopolitan perspective (Beck,
2006) still awaits new synthesis that incorporates forms of mobility, bodies
of research, problematics, and social and political contexts that are
relevant beyond North Atlantic rim societies.

This special issue therefore seeks to contribute to ongoing efforts to
expand the social-theoretical basis of forced migration studies and
cosmopolitan outlook of mobilities research by encouraging a dialogue
between both bodies of research. A focus on forced migration promises to
make more explicit and further develop the critical outlook of mobilities
research, offering one way in which the approach can begin to fulfill is
cosmopolitan aspirations. Moreover, the methodological and conceptual
frameworks being developed by mobilities research can illuminate new areas
of concern facing forced migrants, especially regarding the relationship
between diverse forms of mobilities; social and infrastructural networks;
different forms of state power and the role that mobilities play in
governance; 'natural' disasters and infrastructural resilience and collapse;
the convergence of physical and digital space; global complexities; and
senses of place and belonging.

CFP: Submissions invited for CASCA (2010) panel proposal "Messy Connections: Breastfeeding and the non-Breastfeeder"

CFP: Submissions invited for CASCA (2010) panel proposal entitled Messy
Connections: Breastfeeding and the non-Breastfeeder

Panel abstract: Breastfeeding decisions incorporate individuals beyond the
mother-child dyad. While medical research studies emphasize the health
benefits that breastfeeding offers to women and children, individuals'
decisionmaking processes incorporate additional factors and needs that may
include reducing maternal fatigue through incorporating non-maternal help,
enabling easy feeding of the infant outside of the home or in the presence
of others, and returning to pre-pregnancy dietary and lifestyle patterns
that reflect broader social trends. Women who feed their infants by bottle,
filled with a breastmilk substitute or expressed breastmilk, have described
how they feel judged by others, compounding existing sentiments of anxiety
and guilt. Women whose family resides abroad, or who came recently to
Canada, explain how separation from maternal kin interrupts the transmission
of knowledge about childbirth and breastfeeding. Finally, young people who
have never breastfed or given birth describe both embarrassment and
ambivalence at seeing women breastfeed. In the context of public health
initiatives to increase rates of breastfeeding initiation and the period of
exclusive breastfeeding before the introduction of other foods or liquids,
this panel addresses how connections between breastfeeding and
non-breastfeeders are implicit in women's choices.
Please submit a title and 150 word abstract by Monday, Feb 8, 2010.
For more information, contact:
Patricia L Kelly Spurles, PhD
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Principal Investigator, Mount Allison Breastfeeding Research Group / MABRG
Mount Allison University
Sackville, Canada

Thursday, February 4, 2010

**deadline extended/date limite repouss=?iso-8859-1?Q?=E9e**?= Call for CASCA2010/Appel CASCA 2010

Reminder:

New deadline February 10, 2010

Nouvelle date limite, le 10 février, 2010


(la version française suit)

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CALL FOR PAPERS

The 2010 Canadian Anthropology Society Annual Conference
will be held from May 31 to June 3, 2010, at Concordia
University in Montreal, within the framework of the Congress of the
Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences.


This year's theme chosen by the Canadian Federation for
Humanities and Social Sciences is "Connected Understandings".


In order to relate to this theme while framing it with an
anthropological perspective, the program committee of CASCA 2010
proposes to explore the following theme :

Anthropological connections: New Spaces and New Networks?

For a detailed description of the CASCA 2010 conference theme see
the attached document.


The program committee seeks proposals by January 20, 2010.
Early submissions and registration are welcome.
For more detailed information on the conference theme,
the conference venue, and on how to become a member of CASCA,
register for the conference, submit proposals and
buy tickets for the CASCA 2010 banquet, go on CASCA's website
and follow the instructions:

http://www.cas-sca.ca/


For further information, please contact us at:

CASCA2010@gmail.com


We look forward to seeing you all in large numbers!


Marie Nathalie LeBlanc

Vered Amit

Alexandrine Boudreault-Fournier

Joseph Lévy

Deirdre Meintel

and Géraldine Mossière,

Program Committee, CASCA 2010.


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APPEL DE SOUMISSIONS


Dans le cadre du Congrès 2010 des Sciences humaines,
le colloque annuel de la Société Canadienne d'Anthropologie
se tiendra cette année à Montréal, du 1er au 3 juin,
sur le campus de l'Université Concordia.


Le thème choisi cette année par la Fédération
des sciences humaines est celui du « Savoir branché ».


Pour faire écho à cette thématique tout en la cadrant
dans une perspective anthropologique, le comité de programmation
du colloque annuel de CASCA 2010 propose d'explorer le thème suivant :

Branchements anthropologiques : nouveaux espaces et nouveaux liens ?


Pour une description détaillée du thème du colloque CASCA 2010
se référer au document joint.
La date limite pour les soumissions est le 20 janvier 2010.


Pour de l'information détaillée sur le thème du colloque,
le lieu du colloque et son organisation, et sur l'adhésion à CASCA,
l'inscription au colloque, les soumissions et l'achat de billets
pour le banquet du colloque CASCA 2010, veuillez vous référer au site
internet de CASCA et suivre les instructions :

http://www.cas-sca.ca/


N'hésitez pas à nous contacter à:

CASCA2010@gmail.com


Au plaisir de vous y voir nombreux !


Marie Nathalie LeBlanc

Vered Amit

Alexandrine Boudreault-Fournier

Joseph Lévy

Deirdre Meintel

et Géraldine Mossière,

Comité de programmation, CASCA 2010

Call for Papers: "EROS 2010"

Dear Colleague,

This conference-an installment of the ongoing HUMAN CONDITION
SERIES-explores the role of EROS in culture and the lives of individuals. I
encourage you to send a proposal no later than March 1, 2010 to program
chair Professor Toivo Koivukoski at
EROSabstracts@libraryofsocialscience.com.

Please submit a working title, a ONE-PAGE ABSTRACT (300-400 words) as an
email attachment, and a short biography. Presenters will be notified of
acceptance by March 15.

A COMPLETE DESCRIPTION OF THE CONFERENCE-WITH SUGGESTED TOPICS FOR YOUR
PROPOSAL-APPEARS BELOW.

I attended the previous edition of this meeting in 2008. Here's my review:
very cordial and open atmosphere; serious scholarship; abundant
refreshments; entertainment (several excellent films); nice dinner; a
comprehensive book exhibit on the conference theme (courtesy of Library of
Social Science); and an international cast of characters.

The 2010 conference features a live satellite presentation by Luce Irigaray.

I hope you will have the opportunity to attend and present a paper.

Best regards,

Orion Anderson

P. S. Nipissing University in Bracebridge is north of Toronto. Shuttle
service and other transportation from Toronto are available.


CALL FOR PAPERS
THE HUMAN CONDITION SERIES: 3rd Biennial International, Multidisciplinary
Conference: "EROS 2010"
May 21-22, 2010, Nipissing University Muskoka Campus, Bracebridge, Ontario,
Canada (
<http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Nipissing+Unive
rsity+Muskoka+Campus&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=48.50801,113.818359&ie=UTF8
&hq=Nipissing+University+Muskoka+Campus&hnear=&view=map&ei=8tUWS6rrBqOkNfLqn
IcN&attrid=&ll=45.036936,-79.318391&spn=5.450189,14.227295&z=7
> map)

Featured Speaker: Luce Irigaray


http://www.humanconditionseries.com/gfx/luceirigaray-web.jpgWe are
delighted to have Luce Irigaray <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luce_Irigaray>
deliver an original presentation for the EROS Conference via satellite from
Paris. In Thinking the Difference, she writes "Poor Eros!.What has become of
us, that we are so poor in love?" inviting reconsideration of the Freudian
position that relationships must be broken for civilization to exist. In her
view, relations must be restored if we are to save ourselves and the earth
from total annihilation. Irigaray's ideas challenge the necessity of
breaking the bonds of love, for it is human ties that are the "missing
pillars of our culture".


Special Plenary Talk: Shannon Bell


http://www.humanconditionseries.com/gfx/shanbell-web.jpg
<http://www.arts.yorku.ca/politics/shanbell/profile.html> Shannon Bell is a
fast feminist immersion philosopher who lives and writes philosophy in
action. Her books include "Reading, Writing and Rewriting the Prostitute
Body," "Whore Carnival," and "Fast Feminism." Bell is an associate professor
in the York University Political Science Department where she teaches on
psychology and politics, post contemporary theory, and identity/post
identity politics.


Description of the
Series and Conference Theme


"On the face of it at least, our civilization possesses no ars erotica. In
return, it is undoubtedly the only civilization to practice a scientia
sexualis."
-Michel Foucault, The History of Sexuality, Volume 1: An Introduction

This conference is part of a larger series of ongoing, international,
multidisciplinary conferences--run under the banner of The Human Condition
Series--that brings together people from a variety of disciplines to assess
a singular topic from artistic, cinematic, literary, ethical, social,
political, philosophical, psychological and religious perspectives. We
encourage you to share innovative ideas and new ways of thinking and acting.
Proposals will be considered on any related theme and we especially welcome
papers, reports, works-in-progress, workshops and sessions. This year's
theme is EROS.

Though a human nature may not exist, there is comfort in the notion that a
unifying force should subsist within all humankind: the will to live.
Sigmund Freud named the driving impulse Eros. If humankind does possess, as
a matter of our continuance as a species, an impulse for life- a drive to
overcome all adversity in order to reproduce itself-what does this say of
the human condition? How can desire, pleasure and love lead to social bonds
that ensure the perpetuation of the species in healthy abundance? What types
of relations cultivate worth and esteem in the individual, and how can
destructive elements of these same tropes damage the psyche and dissolve the
very relations that lead to a healthy self-concept? How does pathos reveal
itself in minds and in societies and how can we know when there is
satisfaction in love or if an alternative object has been found through
sublimation?

The Human Condition Series invites you to consider the concept of Eros, and
to share original and revisited thoughts that transcend traditional
disciplinary boundaries. We encourage expressions about how culture, habit,
language, science and art, embody, remedy or fail Eros. Without
prescription, we urge theorizations and analyses which seek to look beyond
the here and now towards the possibilities to come.

_____

Please submit a working title, a ONE-PAGE ABSTRACT (300-400 words) as an
email attachment, and a short biography before March 1, 2010 to Professor
Toivo Koivukoski at EROSabstracts@libraryofsocialscience.com

DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF ABSTRACT: MARCH 1, 2010.

NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE: MARCH 15, 2010.

PRESENTERS ARE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT A 10-15 page summary paper by APRIL 15 and
to register for the conference.

Presenters will have until June 25, 2010 to prepare their manuscripts for
submission to the double-blind review process for possible publication.

For information about the HUMAN CONDITION SERIES please go to:
http://www.humanconditionseries.com/

For information on the 2008 conference (including the conference program)
please go to: http://www.humanconditionseries.com/conf08/


Possible topics include but are not limited to:


* The concept of Eros in the work and scholarship of Luce Irigaray.
* Heroines and Heroes of Eros
* The Eros of War
* The Eros of Motherhood.
* Representation, construction, reproduction or analysis of Eros.
* Subject/Identity formation and constructions of gender, sex and
sexuality
* Eros and parthenogenesis in history and literature
* Categories of normativity, disorder, pathology or deviance in desire
* Eros as nature, power, cosmology, mythology, and society
* Eros and the transformation of consciousness, near-death and
dreamlike states.
* Sacred marriage, immortal/mortal love
* Sex tourism, sex trafficking
* From Eros as mythos to Eros as logos
* The sensuous in the human world
* Eros and Gaia in the marketing of holistic healing
* Contemporary Families and Eros
* Eros in women's literature as a distinct tradition
* The role of Eros in different religious and spiritual traditions
* Semiotic approaches to Eros and culture, place, space, time


Film Feature


"Eros" is the collection of three short films exploring the subjects of
love, sexuality, and desire: "Il filo pericoloso delle cose", directed by
Michelangelo Antonioni; "Equilibrium", directed by Steven Soderbergh; and
"The Hand", directed by Kar Wai Wong.

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http://www.humanconditionseries.com/gfx/nipissingu.png

Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada (Google
<http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Nipissing+Unive
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Round-Table Discussion: The Future of Critical Security Studies in Canada, Thursday 04 February 2010 1.30-3pm, York Research Tower

Round-Table Discussion: The Future of Critical Security Studies in Canada

Thursday 4th February 2010
1.30-3pm
Room 519
York Research Tower
York University, Keele Campus
(Free Admission)


Canadian security/(in)security and defense in theory and practice has been
challenged, re-defined and re-imagined in the changing political and
theoretical global environment in the last decade. These shifts require a
dialogue on recent turns in the field and innovative and multidisciplinary
approaches that call into question traditional understandings of security.


These challenges have been taken up by growing numbers of scholars within
Canada indicating that we may have reached the point at which a
distinctive Canadian voice in security studies may be emerging.

This roundtable discussion brings together distinguished scholars and
practitioners working in the area of Critical Security Studies to discuss
new approaches, critiques of existing approaches and future directions for
the field, both theoretically and regarding the practical development of
this area of research.

The panel features:

David Mutimer, Deputy Director, York Centre for International and Security
Studies, York University
Barbara Falk, Department of Defence Studies, Canadian Forces College
Mark Salter, School of Political Studies, University of Ottawa
Mark Neufeld, Deputy Director, Centre for the Study of Global Power and
Politics, Trent University
Miguel Larrinaga, School of Political Studies, University of Ottawa
Peter Nyers, Associate Professor, McMaster Universityvi
Elizabeth Dauphinee, Department of Political Science, York University

If you would like to attend this event please pre-register at
http://www.yorku.ca/yciss/forms/view.php?id=10

For further details on the New Directions conference please see:
http://www.yorku.ca/yciss/news/upcoming.html

Please also circulate this email and the attached poster among your
friends, colleagues and departments.

phinée, Department of Political S

Deadline February 15/date limite 15 f=?iso-8859-1?Q?=E9vrier,?= Culture: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS/APPEL POUR SOUMISSIONS D'ARTICLES and/et APPEL DE NOTES BREVES SUR DES LIVRES et FILMS/CALL FOR BOOKNOTES and FILMNOTES

Rappel/Reminder
Date limite 15 février/Deadline February 15


Call for Articles:

Call for Submissions, Culture Newsletter We are currently planning our
upcoming issue of Culture that will be coming out in May 2010.

We welcome all kinds of submissions to the newsletter from CASCA members.
Please share your experiences, current research, and ideas in the upcoming
2009 issue of Culture.

Submissions should be made by no later than February 15, 2010. Send your
inquiries and submissions to Craig Proulx, Anglophone member–at–large at
cproulx@stu.ca and/or Martin Hebert Francophone member-at-large at
Martin.Hebert@ant.ulaval.ca.

For more information about Culture check out the CASCA website:

www.cas-sca.ca

Le bulletin Culture : appel pour soumissions d'articles Nous travaillons
présentement à la préparation du bulletin Culture, qui paraîtra en mai 2010.


Nous vous invitons les membres de la CASCA à partager leurs expériences,
leurs recherches en cours et leurs idées dans les pages de notre prochaine
publication.

Les soumissions doivent être reçues avant le 15 février 2010. Prière de les
faire parvenir, ainsi que toutes demandes de renseignements, à Martin
Hébert, membre francophone d'office à <mailto:Martin.Hebert@ant.ulaval.ca>
Martin.Hebert@ant.ulaval.ca et/ou à Craig Proulx, membre anglophone d'office
à <mailto:cproulx@stu.ca> cproulx@stu.ca.

Pour plus d'informations à propos de Culture, veuillez visiter le site web
de CASCA : <http://www.cas-sca.ca> www.cas-sca.ca

CALL FOR BOOKNOTES and FILMNOTES

Chers membres,

Nous préparons présentement la publication du prochain numéro de Culture, le
bulletin en ligne de la CASCA et sommes à la recherche de brèves notes
portant sur des livres ou des films récents. Si vous êtes membres de la
CASCA et avez publié un livre ou produit un film ethnographique, nous vous
invitons à nous en faire parvenir une brève description accompagnée, si
possible, d'une photo de la page couverture ou de l'affiche du film. Il nous
fera plaisir de publier cette information dans notre prochain bulletin. La
date de tombée pour ces textes est le 15 février 2010.

Nos salutations cordiales,

Martin Hebert: <mailto:Martin.Hebert@ant.ulaval.ca>
Martin.Hebert@ant.ulaval.ca Craig Proulx : <mailto:cproulx@stu.ca>
cproulx@stu.ca

CALL FOR BOOKNOTES and FILMNOTES

Dear membership,

We are preparing to publish the next issue of Culture, CASCA 's online
newsletter and we are looking for booknotes and filmnotes. If you are a
CASCA member and have recently published a book, or have an new ethnographic
film, please send us a brief description and, if possible, a photo of your
book cover or film. It will be our pleasure to publish it. The deadline for
submissions is February 15th, 2010.

Yours sincerely,

Martin Hebert: Martin.Hebert@ant.ulaval.ca

Craig Proulx : <mailto:cproulx@stu.ca> cproulx@stu.ca

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Call for papers: Towards an Anthropology of Security

*TOWARDS AN ANTHROPOLOGY OF SECURITY*

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*Call for papers for a special session at the 2010 Annual Conference of the*

*Canadian Anthropological Society / Société canadienne d'anthropologie
(CASCA)*

*May 31 to June 3 2010, Montréal*

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Despite the fact that references to (in)security are becoming a normal
feature of contemporary political discourses, anthropologists rarely engage
directly with this issue. The field of Security Studies seems to be
monopolized by political scientists and military experts. But various voices
have recently emerged within the critical and post-structural trends in
Security Studies calling for sociological and anthropological researches on
security. Strangely, few anthropologists seem to accept this invitation.

* *

In the past, anthropologists have successfully taken as object of analysis
concepts traditionally associated with other fields of social sciences. The
concept of development is a good example. The past and current contributions
of what we now refer to as "Anthropology of development" to the critical
scrutiny of the concept and practices of development cannot be
overestimated. In the light of such experiences and in the context of
growing security-oriented discourses and practices, the organizers of this
session believe that it is urgent to reflect on our possible contribution to
the critical analysis of security.

What would this Anthropology of security look like? Does such a field
already exist? What are the current scholarly anthropological works on
security? What have they achieved? How? Does it make sense to unify these
researches under the common label of Anthropology of security? What
theoretical and methodological approaches could be mobilized? What objects
of investigation seem particularly promising?

The organizers of this session think that these are important questions that
deserve to be addressed and would like to invite you to take part to this
discussion during the 2010 CASCA Conference.

Please submit proposed abstracts (150 words), including name, departmental
positions and affiliations to Ariane Belanger-Vincent (
ariane.belanger-vincent.1@ulaval.ca) or David Moffette (moffette@yorku.ca)
by February 7th.

Organizers:

Ariane Bélanger-Vincent

PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology, Laval University

External Graduate Researcher, York Centre for International and Security
Studies

ariane.belanger-vincent.1@ulaval.ca)

David Moffette

PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology, York University

Graduate Researcher, York Centre for International and Security Studies

moffette@yorku.ca

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