Risk and resilience photo entry: Greg Gullette

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Photo by Greg Gullette

Description: Over the past few years I have examined rural-urban migration and the effects of urban expansion on households’ livelihoods.  This includes social prejudices often experienced among ‘rural’ migrants relocated to urban centers in Thailand who often find work in informal economies or street stall vending, as well as the ways in which agrarian households located on the fringes of Bangkok engage in similar forms of labor to manage the social, economic, and environmental effects of urbanization.  As demonstrated in this photo taken at sunset in Thailand, the fields that anthropologists work within are increasingly complex and present notable challenges for research that seeks to understand the expansive and interconnected natures of urban growth, social and demographic change, livelihood adjustments, and environmental effects.

Risk and resilience photo entry: Leann Leiter

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Photo credit: Leann Leiter, MA in Sustainable Communities candidate, Northern Arizona University

Title: Everyday Readiness

Description: I am conducting a participatory research study in the small village in Northern Arizona where I live, which has recently been threatened by wildfires and experienced several minor earthquakes. I have asked my neighbors to contemplate what “disaster” means to them, and photo-document things in and around their households that represent their vulnerability or resilience in the face of potential disaster. I decided to join them in the process. The items in this image are the partial contents of what I call my “Apoco-pac,” a bag I keep packed at all times in case of emergency or evacuation. The items – ranging from cordage to a compass – help me feel prepared for the unknown on an everyday basis.

Abstract deadline extended for SEA meeting to Jan 18

Abstracts for the 2016 SEA conference are due Jan 18 to give those just coming back from break time to submit – please remember to submit them following the instructions below. Thanks, and see you in Athens!
HOW TO:
You might think that clicking on “Spring Meetings” in the americananthro.org website would do it, but this link just takes you to a description of the Spring meetings.
Instead, to register/submit your abstract, go to americananthro.org, then log on with your AAA id and password.  Once you are logged in, click on meeting registration on the left-hand side.  Then look for our meeting and click register.
The reason our deadline is Jan 11 rather than later is because we want to let participants know if their abstract was accepted in sufficient time so that people may secure travel funding.
Here is a Revised Call for Papers with more information about our keynote speaker, Dr. Kathleen Galvin, and lodging.
To further inspire risky and resilient thoughts, below are the fine entries we have received from the Photo Contest:
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Abstracts for SEA meeting are due today!

Abstracts for the 2016 SEA conference are due today – please remember to submit them following the instructions below. Thanks, and see you in Athens!

HOW TO:
You might think that clicking on “Spring Meetings” in the americananthro.org website would do it, but this link just takes you to a description of the Spring meetings.

Instead, to register/submit your abstract, go to americananthro.org, then log on with your AAA id and password.  Once you are logged in, click on meeting registration on the left-hand side.  Then look for our meeting and click register.

The reason our deadline is Jan 11 rather than later is because we want to let participants know if their abstract was accepted in sufficient time so that people may secure travel funding.

Here is a Revised Call for Papers with more information about our keynote speaker, Dr. Kathleen Galvin, and lodging.

To further inspire risky and resilient thoughts, below are the fine entries we have received from the Photo Contest:
M0387BT bad corn bridge wash out dealing with risk IMG_0260B CAM01072B Colonia popular IC

Risk and resilience photo entry: Jen Halliday

CAM01072BFireweed: EcoAnarchism in the Midst of State Neglect

This photo was taken by me during my summer ethnography in Fireweed Universe-City in Metro Detroit. It depicts a community space (an abandoned home), alongside a wild garden, in a diverse community where new and long term residents endeavor to survive and thrive in the face of extreme environmental and economic conditions.  — Jen Halliday, Catalyst for Change