Monday, May 14, 2007

Conference at Chinan: The Future of Ethnographic Practices

H-Asia passed around this conference notification. Looks interesting, I might try to go at least one day...


Conference: The Future of Ethnographic Practices, National Chi Nan University, Puli, Taiwan, June 2-3, 2007
From: Allen Chun


Organizers: Institute of Ethnology, Academia Sinica and
Anthropology Department, National Chi Nan University
June 2-3, 2007 in Puli, Taiwan

Mediating and Meditating on Ethnographic Representations
[June 2, 9:30am-1:00pm]

Mary Steedly, Anthropology Dept, Harvard University
"On the Verge of History: The Future of the Past in Ethnographic

Brian Axel, Anthropology Dept, Stanford University
"A Time for Method: Or, What Is Ethnography, and Why Do I Have to

Allen Chun, Inst of Ethnology, Academia Sinica
"Ethnography in the Anthropology of the Unreal"

Subjectivity in the Imagination and Practice of the Political
[June 2, 2:00-5:30pm]

John Borneman, Anthropology Dept, Princeton University
"Fieldwork Experience and Subjectivity: An Introduction"

Saurabh Dube, History Dept, El Colegio de Mexico
"Issues of Modernity: Antimonies, Subjects, Enchantments"

Chuang Ya-chung, Hakka Studies, National Chiao Tung University
"Taipei Walker: Street Life in a Taiwanese Urban Neighborhood"

Institutions in Situ, or Culture as Experienced
[June 3, 9:30am-1:00pm]

Karin Knorr, Sociology Dept, University of Chicago
"The Market as an Epistemic Institution"

Paul Festa, Anthropology Dept, Chinese University of Hong Kong
"The Social Poetics and Ethnographic Practice of Spearfishing in
Taiwan: Nation, Nature, Cross-Dressing, and the Gift Society"

Jung Shaw-wu, Anthropology Dept, National Chi Nan University
"Ethnography of Custom as Cultural Negotiation and Social Process"

Intellectually Repositioning Anthropological Futures
[June 3, 2:00-5:30pm]

Paul Willis, Economic & Management Studies, University of Keele
"How Do 'Structures' Structure? A Darwinian Reflection"

Wazir Jahan Karim, Academy of Socio-Economic Research and Analysis,
"Anthropology as Social Capital"

Maurice Godelier, Anthropology Dept, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en
Sciences Sociales
"In and Out of the West: The Delicate Balance of Social

To register online, go directly to the following webpage:

For other inquiries, email

Allen Chun and Jung Shaw-wu, Conference Co-organizers

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