*York University's Social Anthropology Graduate Association (SAGA) is proud
*Risky Business: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference on Risk,
Recovery, and Relapse*
When: Friday/Saturday, March 8-9, 2013
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Karen
(University of Minnesota), author of
*Liquidated: An Ethnography of Wall Street* (2009)
With the current attention given to global crises, including economic,
political, cultural, and environmental, anthropologists are exploring how
different actors and concepts move and engage with various articulations of
risk, recovery, and potential relapse, in an attempt to uncover how the
"severe social dislocations social scientists have usually attributed to
global capitalism at large…[have] been actualized" (Ho 2009:4). Following
the movement of risk and response through multiple spaces, times, and
scales, anthropologists and other scholars explore approaches to
production, resistance, and regeneration. This has led us to ask:
What is risk? Who is at risk and when is this acceptable? How is it known
and negotiated in or across different contexts and moments? How do you
encounter it in your work? How do people recover from the aftereffects of
risk? How does risk perpetuate, trouble or disrupt the everyday? How do the
interstices between risk, recovery and relapse speak to, or present
opportunities, lessons, or (im)possibilities?
The Social Anthropology Graduates' Association (SAGA) cordially invites
fellow graduate students (who are at any stage in their graduate career),
activists, and applied scholars to participate in an interdisciplinary and
interactive forum on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at York University in Toronto,
For this conference, we welcome academic papers, panels, and alternative
visual media presentations that explore these questions. Possible topics
include, but are not limited to, investigations of:
- Collective and individualized risks: the ways in which bodies show or
cope with risk and recovery; attitudes toward risk, recovery, relapse;
experiences of embodied risks; cross-cultural readings of risk and
contextualized responses at the levels of the individual, community, and
- Political and economic processes: social mobilizations, revolution,
citizen responses, and government policies in response to risk and
the outcomes of neoliberal interventions in global flows;
- Ecological concerns: reactions to environmental disasters, tourism,
changes in land use and livelihood; food production and security;
- Methodologies: ethical considerations of research, when things "go
wrong" in the field, and disciplines in crisis.
To propose a paper, panel, or non-traditional submission (past examples
include: films, movement workshops, and original role playing games):
Please submit a cover page with your name, institutional affiliation,
contact information (mailing address, phone number and email), and abstract
(maximum of 250 words) or sample (for non-traditional submissions). Panels
should be limited to 3 papers and a discussant's presentation (or 4 papers
without a discussant). Organized panels should submit the panel abstract
(250 words) and individual paper abstracts to the conference in a single
submission. All individual presentations will be limited to 15 minutes.
Please note that a conference fee of $20 will apply to all participants.
Submission deadline for abstracts is December 7, 2012. Please send
submissions and all other inquiries to email@example.com.
Successful submissions may be assembled for publication.
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