As we prepare for the 2019 Spring Meeting in Orlando, it is not too early to dream about the next Spring Meeting in 2020.
Do you have an idea for a theme? Would you like to host the meeting at your home institution? Please, let me know!
Meeting organizers include a Program Chair and a Host. You could volunteer to do either, or both.
The journal of Economic Anthropology (Wiley Blackwell) is calling for open submissions for Volume 7, Number 1, which is to be published in January 2020. EA is a bi-annual refereed journal published by the Society for Economic Anthropology (SEA) to make available research that is innovative and interdisciplinary and focused on economic and social life to serve scholars, practitioners, and general audiences. The journal has recorded the highest rate of growth for readership for all 33 American Anthropological Association journals for the last three years. To further the goal of making the most current research available to a broad audience, EA emphasizes clear and accessible writing. We encourage authors to take advantage of the journal’s online format and incorporate photos, graphics, and links to videos or other related materials. The journal considers the work of scholars and practitioners at all points in their careers, including advanced PhD students.
It is that time of year, when we consider our travel budgets and propose sessions and papers for the Fall AAA meetings. This year the meetings will be in San Jose, CA, Nov 14-18.
The theme is Change in the Anthropological Imagination addressing resistance, resilience, and adaptation from a wide range of perspectives.
“What can holism tell us about social change in the past, present, and future? How have the processes of resistance, resilience, and adaptation shaped our species? How have societies in the past dealt with dramatic social changes and reorganization? What can be learned by examining the many forces that influence peoples’ understandings and reactions to transformation and stasis, both cross-culturally and across time? Can an anthropological understanding of change improve our ability to envision and undertake new forms of local and global cooperation? Finally, what are the possibilities that we as anthropologists can imagine for our shared futures?”
From Dolores Koenig, President, Society for Economic Anthropology
Bram Tucker, incoming SEA President, and I would like to welcome all to the AAA meetings. SEA is offering many exciting events.
There are many interesting SEA sessions, which look at issues such as: ethnography in white collar contexts, new energy landscapes in Africa (co-sponsored with Association for Africanist Anthro), the anthropology of corporations (co-sponsored with the Association for Political and Legal Anthropology), the value and authenticity of cultural products, technologies of governance and communication, calculating the value of food, space, and risk, commodity cycles, taxation, consumerism, entrepreneurship, and the middle classes. For more details on these sessions, see the AAA program.
If you’re a student who works in the area of economic anthropology, you should submit a research paper to the Schneider Student Paper Prize competition! If you know a student who works in this area, you should encourage them to submit, too.
The deadline to submit papers for the 2017 competition is June 1. See here for more details about the competition and to see past winners.