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CASCA: Conferences, Calls for Papers, Events/Colloques, Appels à communication, Évènements

Conferences and calls for papers/Colloques et Appels à communication:

*Les colloques et appels à communication suivants viennent d'être ajoutés à
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*The following conference announcements and calls for papers have just been
added to our web page:

-CFP: Intimate Connections: Everyday Experiences of Inter-Asian Ties

-New book series: "Atelier: Ethnographic Inquiry in the Twenty-First Century."

-RAI Conference: Anthropology, Weather & Climate Change, May 2016

-Call for the 'Stories of the Anthropocene' Festival, Stockholm 27-29
October 2016

-CFP: "Indigenous Languages and Cultures: Then and Now"

-AlterNative Calls for Papers

-call for papers: Governing social and spatial inequalities under
enduring austerity

See them and others on our website:

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We are pleased to announce a one day workshop on Pilgrimages,
Ontologies, and Subjectivities in Neoliberal Economies to be held at
the School of Global Studies, Department of Social Anthropology,
University of Sussex, UK on July 18th 2016.

Sites of pilgrimage and heritage tourism are often sites of social
inequality, volatility, and impaired by historical hostilities between
historical, ethnic and competing religious discourses of morality,
personhood, culture, as well as imaginaries of nationalism and
citizenship. These pilgrim sites are often much older in national and
global history than the country as a modern sovereign nation-state.
Underlying these sites of worship, pilgrimage, religion and piety are
also pertinent issues to do with finance such as local regimes of
taxation, livelihoods, and the wealth of regional and national
economies where these pilgrimage sites are located.

In this workshop, we discuss the ways pilgrimages are imbricated in
local, national and transnational economies. We ask questions such as:
-What are pilgrimage travel arrangements comprised of, and who has
control over the distribution of public resources and facilities such
as roads, housing, accommodation, and transportation?
-What do such developments reveal about recent changes in these
historical places?
-How are discourses and practices about money interrelated with those
about religion and divinity in pilgrimage sites?
-How are neoliberal economies bolstered by these pilgrim sites through
heritage tourism?
-How are subjectivities transformed in the context of pilgrimage in
neoliberal economies?

The workshop will also focus on the worshippers' own subjectivity
especially of holy sites as being situated in their imaginations of
historical continuity and discontinuity and their transformative
experiences of worshiping using both modern and traditional forms of

We would like to discuss the infrastructures that facilitate ͚the holy
experiences͛ of the pilgrim sites while also appropriating local and
international demands for modernizing pilgrimage experiences for
visitors who range from being local, national, international,
tourists, and the diaspora. We welcome papers that are situated and/or

Please send an abstract up to 300 words, queries for being
discussants, or propose panels to by
31st of May, 2016.

We are able to offer partial funding for travel/accommodation.

Best wishes
Smita Yadav
School of Global Studies
University of Sussex

Thank you/Merci

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