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Appel à communication – Colloque de la SEF – Ethnographies plurielles n°7 : « Ethnographies et Engagement » – 9 et 10 novembre 2017 – Rouen

La Société d’ethnologie française organise son septième colloque de la série Ethnographies plurielles qui aura lieu à Rouen les 9 et 10 novembre 2017.

Cette 7e édition a pour thème Ethnographies et Engagements.

3 axes sont proposés :

  • Axe 1 : L’engagement au regard des disciplines
  • Axe 2 : Les engagements dans la pratique ethnographique
  • Axe 3 : Les terrains privilégiés de l’engagement

L’appel à communication est ouvert jusqu’au 30 mai 2017. La proposition de communication doit se composer d’un titre, d’un résumé de 3 000 signes maximum (bibliographie incluse) et de mots-clés.

Retrouvez l’appel à communication ici : ColloqueSEF_AAC

Ce colloque sera précédé le 8 novembre d’un séminaire doctoral ayant pour thème la Réflexivité et la pratique ethnographique (programme ci-joint : ColloqueSEF_journée-doctorale)

Pour plus de renseignements, visitez le carnet de la SEF.

Appel à communication EASA réseau européaniste

CFP “The Nomadism of Social Anthropologists” Midterm Conference of the Europeanist Network of the European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA) – jointly held with the Border Crossings Network 26-27th of April 2013, Bucharest, Romania While anthropologists of the past decades have devoted increasing attention both to questions of reflexivity and to people “on the move” such as migrants, relatively little attention has focused on the geographical and cultural movement of social anthropologists themselves, especially since the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Even if there is growing interest in non-hegemonic anthropologies by scholars who have often lived in several countries (esp. Daveluy and Dorias 2010; Ribeiro and Escobar 2006) and recent work on “the ethnographic self as resource” (Collins and Gallinat 2010) argues that anthropologists’ personal experiences provide potentially insightful ethnographic data that can enrich their scientific analysis, the consequences of past and present anthropologists’ nomadism on their own research – including their training, career and grant opportunities – have not been thoroughly analysed. It is common knowledge that today, in Europe and beyond, being “on the move” has increasingly become a part of many anthropologists’ lives. Possibilities for academic nomadism exist in the student years through the EU Erasmus programme and joint PhDs (“cotutelles”), and continue into professional academic life due to the scarcity of academic positions, hyper-specialisation, the exigencies of funding and the constraints of funding criteria (see for example the EU’s Marie Curie programs) or to simple anthropological curiosity. While not being restricted to anthropologists, this mobile mode of life has particular consequences for the scientific work of anthropologists, from how they perceive relationships in the field to the ways in which they envisage their writing, from the need to develop coping strategies faced to continually changing research groups to the difficult adaptation to a new foreign audience. Questions of fundamental and applied research as well as of neutrality, engagement and militantism are but some issues on which anthropologists’ personal trajectories weigh heavily. This conference seeks original theoretical and personal reflections about how academic nomadism through different countries, cultures and continents affects the practices, day-to-day experiences and theoretical approaches of social anthropologists (that include but are not limited to the domain of their training, teaching and research). We invite contributors to consider some of the questions below: • What motivates future anthropologists to seek training in one country instead of another? • How does exposure to anthropology as practiced in several countries influence their research: the topics that anthropologists study, the theoretical approaches they privilege and the language(s) and audience(s) they publish in and for? • How do larger historical and political issues (e.g. post-socialism, former British and French colonial presence, American empire, regional traditions such as in Latin America) play into the larger world in which anthropologists live and research, and influence their theoretical approaches? • What kinds of moral and ethical issues are involved when the researcher is based in several countries, or has to negotiate different ethical standards between the country of one’s host institution and that of one’s fieldwork, while having been socialised in yet another ethical mode? • How does the researcher negotiate his or her figure of rootlessness in “stable” field environments? As the professional anthropologist as an academic and intellectual migrant is not a completely new character, analyses of historical material on 20th century anthropologists is welcome. Please send 400-word abstracts in English by the 15th of January 2013 to ef.easa.conference@gmail.com. The conference will be held jointly with the Border Crossings Network’s Regional Conference (http://www.border-crossings.eu) in Bucharest on 26-27 of April 2013. Lorena Anton, University of Bordeaux (France) Monica Heintz, University of Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense (France) Samuel Shapiro, University of Auckland (New Zealand)

Appel à communications : 79e congrès international ACFAS

Web social, communautés virtuelles et consommation Colloque : Mercredi 11 mai 2011, Université Bishop’s et Université de Sherbrooke Internet et ses communautés en ligne ont apporté une nouvelle dynamique aux relations sociales autour de produits de consommation, comme les fictions cinématographiques ou télévisées (Kozinets, 1999, 2001) ou encore de communautés de marque (Muñiz & O’Guinn, 2001). Si la notion de lien social permet d’enrichir les études de consommation et les analyses marketing (Badot & Cova, 1995 ; Cova, 2005), elle vient également créer une dialogique, au sens de Morin (1982), qui articule l’individualisme caractéristique de nos sociétés de consommation avec le désir de collectif (Maffesoli, 1988). Ce caractère dual des groupes de consommateurs rend complexe leur qualification en communautés. Entre individuel et collectif, il est toujours plus difficile de conceptualiser cette communauté virtuelle que l’on requalifie au gré des objets de recherche en communauté d’intérêt, de pratiques, de marques (…). Par exemple, GAP, célèbre marque de vêtements, en a fait les frais en octobre 2010 en étant forcée de constater l’échec de son changement de logo suite aux réactions de ses fans sur Facebook. Peut-on pour autant considérer qu’ils (s’)étaient intentionnellement liés contre cette démarche ? Par ailleurs, l’avènement du web social remet la figure de l’usager au centre de la production de contenu (Proulx & Millerand, 2010). La place du consommateur s’en trouve modifiée. Non seulement il partage et échange autour des marques, des produits, mais il participe également à leur évolution ; il les co-produit. La collectivité des consommateurs ne serait donc pas uniquement définie par l’existence discutable d’un lien social, mais également par l’agrégation d’actions individuelles, aux modes de coordination multiples, tournées vers la marque. Face à ces constats, ce colloque se veut un lieu de discussion des modalités de la réappropriation symbolique des stratégies marketing des entreprises par les internautes à la fois dans des perspectives interprétatives (Arnould & Thompson, 2005, 2007 ; Belk & Sherry, 2007 ; Sherry & Fischer, 2009) et critiques (Saren et al., 2007). COMITÉ SCIENTIFIQUE Responsable scientifique : Benoit Cordelier [->cordelier.benoit@uqam.ca ] Olivier Badot, Escp Europe et IAE de Caen (NIMEC) _ Christophe Benavent, Université Paris X, Nanterre _ Bernard Cova, Euromed Management Marseille et Université Bocconi Milan _ Olivier Galibert, Université de Bourgogne _ Florence Millerand, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) _ Andrea Semprini, Université Lumière Lyon 2 _ Thomas Stenger, IAE, Université de Poitiers et ISCC CONDITIONS DE PARTICIPATION La proposition de communication devra comprendre : -* La liste des auteurs et des co-auteurs (prénom, nom, statut, institution), -* Les coordonnées des auteurs (adresses, courriel, téléphone, etc.), -* Un titre de 150 caractères maximum, espaces compris, -* Cinq (5) mots clés, -* Un résumé de 3 000 caractères ou moins, espace compris, -* Une bibliographie (maximum une page). Les propositions de communications au format Word (.doc) devront être envoyées par courriel à : _ ->cordelier.benoit@uqam.ca] et [ _ L’objet du courriel sera intitulé : Proposition ACFAS 2011 _ Les communications attendues après acceptation des propositions feront entre 20000 et 30000 caractères. Calendrier : Date limite de réception des propositions de communication : 30 janvier 2011 _ Évaluation par le comité scientifique : du 31 janvier au 14 février 2011 _ Retour vers les auteurs : 15 février 2011 _ Envoi par les auteurs de leur communication : 17 avril 2011 EN RAISON DES CONTRAINTES CALENDAIRES, IL NE POURRA PAS Y AVOIR DE DEUXIÈME APPEL AVEC REPORT DE LA DATE LIMITE. Les frais d’inscription au colloque sont seulement ceux prévus par l’ACFAS pour tous les participants au congrès et se règlent directement auprès de l’ACFAS. Les frais de déplacement et d’hébergement ne sont pas pris en charge.

Appel à propositions pour la 6e journée Conférence Africaine sur la Population (UEPA)

Une annonce complète est publiée sur le site web de l’UEPA à l’adresse suivante : [->http://www.uaps-uepa.org/publishfr.php?recordID=53] The Sixth African Population Conference December 5-9, 2011 First announcement Theme : African Population: Past, Present and Future One of the outstanding characteristics of the African continent is the growth of its population since the second half of the 20th century. Africa’s population increased from 227 million in 1950 to the current level of about 1 billion, and it is projected to increase to 2 billion by 2050. Its share in the world population is also increasing from 9 % to 22 % according to United Nations estimates. During the period 1920-1950, the estimated average annual growth of the African population was 1.5 %. In the 1950s, the growth rate was around 2.0%, peaking at 2.9% in 1980-1990 and then declining thereafter (2.3 % in 2000-2010). This demographic development of the continent is, to a certain extent, the reflection of the progress in public health measures and medical technology (particularly through the spread of vaccination, medicine, access to safe water, etc) which has resulted in a noticeable drop in morbidity and mortality since the end of the 1950s. However, fertility levels continue to be high. This dynamics of the African population have continued, and have sometimes led to stormy discourse on the relationships between population and development, as portrayed by the discussions during the first conference on population held in Bucharest in 1974. Some of these issues were reiterated in subsequent meetings such as the Mexico Conference (1984) and the Cairo conference (1994), which marked a decisive turning point in the approach to population issues. The paradigm has shifted from a perspective centred on demographic policies and the slowing down of demographic growth to that of the improvement of people’s living conditions. The implementation of various economic and population policies in the last 50 years has led to diverse experiences on the continent. There have also been international agenda to promote economic development, good governance and improvement in social outcomes since the beginning of the 1990s. Among them are the New Economic Partnerships for Africa (NEPAD), the Millennium Development Goals among others. Within the period there have been tremendous changes in population and social indicators: Declines in infant mortality, declines or at least stabilization of HIV/AIDS prevalence, and improvement in school participation. In the area of education, some countries have either achieved or are close to achieving the targets in the Millennium Development Goal 2. Notwithstanding these improvements, the continent is still facing challenges in the population and the social sectors: maternal mortality and infant mortality are still high; malaria and HIV/AIDS continue to claim lives both within the population of children and young people and within that of adults of working ages in African countries. The outcome of the Education for All reveals that although significant progress has been made a good number of countries among which are African countries are far from achieving the objectives set for 2015. While only 14.4 % of the continent’s population were living in towns in 1950, this proportion is estimated to be 61.6 % in 2050: this fast growing urbanisation presents opportunities for socio-economic transformation. But it also creates numerous needs in terms of basic social services like health, education, employment, drinking water and quality housing. The issue of the quality of the environment, both in the rural area (vegetal cover degradation) and in towns (increasing pollution) and the effects of climate change are becoming apparent. However, opportunities exist and should be taken advantage of: in effect, the process of demographic transition going on in many African countries will progressively create optimum conditions for more investments in human capital due to the decreasing dependency ratio. This decline of the dependency ratio that will occur in many countries in the coming 20 – 30 years could bring about a «demographic dividend» (acceleration of economic growth as witnessed in other developing regions), if effective policies for education, skills training and employment of the increasing manpower are implemented. Between 2010 and 2012, 24 African countries, about half of the countries on the continent, will commemorate their fiftieth anniversary of achieving political sovereignty. This important event provides an opportunity for the continent to take stock of its population issues and at the same time project into the future in relation to challenges and progress in the social, economic, and environmental aspects of development. Among the issues are the level of attention which has been given in the political agenda to population and development issues in Africa and how has this been reflected in policies; the population and development challenges which African countries face and the policies being implemented to respond to the challenges; the strategies which can be pursued to improve population and socioeconomic indicators in the coming decades; the role and contribution of all stakeholders (scientists, decision makers, civil society and development partners) to the achievement of development objectives in the continent, the unique opportunities for African countries for socio-economic transformation. These are some of the issues population and development experts will be invited to discuss during the 6th African Population Conference. Conference Announcement : 1 Dec-2010 Suggestions for sessions and sub-themes from members and stakeholders : 31-Dec-2010 Detailed Call for Papers and Abstracts Released : 31-Jan-2011 Conference Launch in Host Country : 17- Feb-2011 On-line Submission of abstracts starts : 17-Feb-2011 Deadline for submission of abstracts : 31-May-2011 Communication of review decisions from session organizers : 30-Jun-2011 Information to authors of posters and additional sessions, including member/partner initiated meetings to be incorporated in the main programme : 31-Jul-2011 Request for financial support by eligible participants : 31-Jul-2011 On-line registration starts : 31-Aug-2011 Revision of final abstracts to be published in the Conference Programme : 31-Aug-2011 Applications for exhibit stands, side meetings, and workshops : 31-Aug 2011 Release of preliminary conference programme : 30 Sep-2010 Submission of papers to discussants and session chairs : 30-Sept-2011 Deadline for on line registration : 31-Oct-2011 General session themes : 1. Fertility 2. Mortality 3. Migration (voluntary and involuntary) 4. Urbanisation 5. Conflicts and Africa’s development 6. Population structure and demographic transition 7. Women, gender, family and households 8. Children and young people 9. Adult health and the elderly 10. Population and emerging health challenges 11. Sexual and reproductive health 12. Child and maternal health 13. Population, education, and human capacity 14. Population, climate change and environment 15. Population, wellbeing and economic growth 16. Population Policies 17. Population and disabilities 18. New methodologies of data collection and analysis 19. Best practices in addressing population challenges 20. Other sub-themes (following suggestions made by members and stakeholders through the scientific committee) Call for proposals for sessions: Members of the Union and stakeholders are invited to make proposals for themes and sub-themes for supplementary sessions that will be reviewed by the International Scientific Committee. The deadline for sending the proposals is December 31, 2010. Proposals should be sent to the following e-mail address : [->6apcthemes@uaps-uepa.org] 2010-12-06

Appel à communication – Société Internationale d’Ethnologie et de Folklore

SIEF 2011 :

People Make Places – ways of feeling the world

— L’appel à communications pour le prochain congrès de la Société Internationale d’Ethnologie et de Folklore Lisbonne, 17-21 avril 2011 est en ligne sur le site de la SIEF : http://www.nomadit.co.uk/sief/sief2011/ date limite des propositions : 15 octobre 2010Theme and sub-themes The ways in which people construct their views, opinions, values and practices are constantly being re-negotiated and re-interpreted in various creative forms. The 10th SIEF International congress intends to elucidate and develop perspectives on this topic by focusing on the making of places, and invites colleagues and other scholars to present new perspectives on how people’s lives, memories, emotions and values interact with places and localities. The conference will be structured around three themes: Shaping Lives; Creativity and Emotions; and Ecology and Ethics. In each of the themes, case studies as well as inquiries into theory are welcome. The conference aims to encourage in particular boundary-crossing explorations of ontological, epistemological and ethical issues that arise from a greater emphasis on a sensitive and even sensuous approach to knowledge and understanding. The question of how people make the places they inhabit remains wide open. We invite proposals that deal with the role of cultural practices in the creation of locality: how a space turns into a particular place; how people relate to, construct, and are constructed by, the places they live in; and what the practices are that shape those places. Other questions to be posed include: What new approaches for the study of the emotional links between people and the places they inhabit are being developed? What theoretical tools can be used by ethnologists to understand a sense of belonging? What is the role of expressive culture linked to daily life in the shaping of the places? How do we combine ecological and ethical issues with ethnographic data, especially in cases where there seems to be a clash between what people do with their places and general ecological and ethic concerns? The variety of places that could be explored in this process include, among many others: work and home places, places for vacation, places for the dead, places to pray, places to create, places to destroy and to be destroyed, places to memorialize, places to arrive and to leave, as well as places that disappear and reappear, inside places, and non-places. Notions of multi-belonging, shared places, and generational differences all show how making places is a process that is not univocal, and people make places as much as places make people. New ways of making places – through the virtual space and internet – should also be taken into consideration. Each day of the conference, a specific theme will be introduced by two invited keynote speakers, leading international scholars, and discussed further in a series of panel sessions, some of which will run in parallel. Workshops, intended to open to practice-based research, and poster sessions, will also take place. We invite colleagues to participate and propose panels directed at the general theme and the three daily sub themes. Day 1: Shaping Lives Our disciplines have from their early beginnings contributed to the understanding of how people are shaping lives. The study of narratives and beliefs, of material culture and practice still belong to the core of our analytical enterprises. However, new perspectives and new analytical horizons suggest new questions to both old and new material. Shaping lives is also about creating and sustaining memory. Memory in its turn makes places predictable and readable to cultural practices, to lived experience. But memory is also changeable and the object of additive interpretation. Both in past and in present people have moved between places, within sets of narratives and practices. Contemporary culture interpreted as global and de-territorialized can be challenged by past experiences and new dimensions of culture of the past can be detected when being confronted by today’s practices. Reflecting on such perspectives several topics and questions can be addressed: By which means and strategies do people shape their lives? The relevance of media and mediation is obvious, as is the relationship between memory and practice. Everyday practices, symbols, rituals and religious values might be taken into consideration. And how are similarities and differences between human beings, nature and ‘society’ constructed and objectified? How are lives shaped as seen from the individual, from the group or from policy makers? The implications of memory as an important element of shaping lives also include the construction and use of history, without which human conditions can hardly be conceived. Is de-territorialization a way of neutralizing memory and history or is it only a strategy for making memory and history cosmopolitan? Day 2: Creativity & Emotions Within our anthropological disciplines the knowledge of the influence of culture on creativity and emotions is still rather limited. This is due more to a lack of ethnography and under-theorizing than to their elusiveness. Emotions and creativity are major factors of change and continuity within all sorts of contexts and places; an ethnological engagement with them is therefore important. The idea of creativity as a basic element for personal existence may accentuate contemporary concerns with issues of agency, but it may also stimulate the refashioning of classical themes of social and cultural identity. To what extent, then, are emotions and creativity idiosyncratic, and to what extent can general cultural principles be detected that affect them? How are emotions and creativity perceived by individuals and groups and in what ways do they influence daily life and the making of places? What is the role of emotions in the construction of a sense of belonging in a globalized world? What is the role of creativity in dealing with increasing contacts of people and cultural forms and ideas under current globalization? Furthermore, how does the organization of the world and the construction of places reflect itself on the ways of feeling the world? Emotions remain a collective and powerful social engine. Some of today’s collective performances (such as theatre, music or art) are related to place belonging and indigenous identity claims. How can emotions help us to question the transmission between the performers and their audience? How do emotions, like nostalgia, suffering or joy, deal with traditional patterns (either inherited or invented) and regenerate or transform feeling about one’s place? Those questions should open vast queries, not only about the classical artistic fields of anthropology, but also heritage places, local festivals, web arena, cultural and tourism market, war and nation-building propaganda, diaspora communities, globalized religions, which are all linked with aesthetic values, human capacity of creativity and emotional background of social life. And, as a subsidiary problem, what is the place of the researcher himself in those processes touching or affecting us? How do these circumstances influence our disciplines and their academic output, thinking that scholars, like artists, are supposed to be creative and bring elements of originality and appropriateness to their research? Day 3: Ecology & Ethics Culture takes place. We need to reflect on what that simple fact means, in general and for our disciplines in particular. People rarely take a place as they find it, but do they actually make – in the constructivist sense – the places they live in, or are they rather co-creators shaping the places that they are shaped by? On the third day of the conference, we want to put a spotlight on the ecological relationships with both human and non-human makers of places through which culture is lived, and on the responsibilities that we as researchers face when we are dealing with them, both ‘in the field’ and afterwards, in our ethnography and beyond. Intellectually, most of us are aware that we are part of ‘the field’ which is also part of us – but are we actually addressing that issue concretely in our work, and if so: how? What are our responsibilities as researchers, and who are we responsible to? What can we learn from neighbouring disciplines, such as cultural geography or human ecology? To what extent does our ecological connectedness with the people we study in their various places provide a justification for engaged ethnology/anthropology, or is it rather the reason why we ought to maintain our objective distance? Whose call is this, in the first instance – that of our institutional ethics review boards or promotions committees; the local ecosphere with the past, present and future generations of its constituents; or a generalised moral conscience? Who are the peers by whose standards our work should be judged, and why they? These and other questions will be addressed on the third day of the conference.