mardi 5 février 2008

Mutuality and Memory: Encounters in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Cities

Call for Papers: Mutuality and Memory: Encounters in Mediterranean and
Middle Eastern Cities.
10th Biennial Conference of the European Association of Social
Anthropologists (EASA), 26 to 30 August in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Panel Organizers:

Julie Scott
(, London Metropolitan University, U.K.
Nefissa Naguib
(, University of Bergen, Norway.

This panel is about the changing patterns of mutuality cities of the Mediterranean and Middle East, as they are reconfigured through shifting populations and the material practices of co-existence, and filtered through memories of forms of mutuality and the sharing of experience in the past. We will be concerned with the 'stories from below' of past and present encounters between groups and individuals across barriers of various types that have inspired the maps people use, created or transformed educational or health practices and provision, stimulated new economic relationships, or produced new forms of creative partnerships.

We invite papers which include anthropology with other disciplines through the inclusion of the role of oral history and heritage practices in commemorating diversity and mutuality. Participants are asked to examine case studies of the daily interaction of diverse presences, how these encounters are gendered, and the role of nostalgia in the way these are thought of, talked about, and become embedded in private and public discourse. The workshop ultimately aims to develop a fuller picture of ideas about mutuality, its contribution to the making and encountering between Middle Eastern and Mediterranean society, and to discussions about the future.

Papers must be proposed directly through the link
In case of any problems please use the webpage.

Call for papers closes March 31, 2008.

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