VULNERABILITIES AND EXCLUSION IN GLOBALIZATION
MARCH 24-27, 2010,
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Society for Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology will hold its Second Annual Spring Conference, along with the Society for Applied Anthropology, in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, under the theme "Vulnerabilities and Exclusion in Globalization." (Please see the general description of the conference's theme abstract at the end of this message).
After the success of our First Spring Conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in 2009, we are now preparing an exciting program for our membership and other scholars whose work focuses on Latin America, the Caribbean, or both.
SLACA members are exempt from SfAA membership fees to participate, but they can still join SLACA sessions and events as members of the SfAA.
To register for this conference, please visit http://www.sfaa.net/sfaa2010.html and on the online registration form choose 'co-sponsor registration', either as a regular or a student member.
Papers can be presented in English, French, Spanish or Portuguese.
If you have any questions on SLACA's program please write to gvcetina[at]uady.mx
Vulnerabilities and Exclusion in Globalization
Globalization is changing the context in which we work, the people we work with and the way in which applied researchers and practitioners address real world problems. The 70th Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology in Mérida, México will bring attention to the growing challenges facing applied practitioners in the 21st century, especially the effects of globalization on the peoples we work with resulting in higher levels of exclusion of vulnerable populations. How do these factors impact applied practice and social science research? Participants are encouraged to submit presentations, roundtables and workshops around this theme.
Globalization is embedded in the human problems we study at local and regional levels. The increased circulation of capital and migration of people in the contemporary world have substantially influenced our approaches to social science practice and the research that guides it,
affecting methodological and theoretical concerns and the scope of work that we undertake, among others. The current global situation requires increased collaboration in interdisciplinary and transnational teams to better engage and advance our efforts in the solution of critical global problems. What have individual and team experiences been and how have our approaches changed? What are the new emerging, contemporary problems facing us? Some of our research efforts are directed at increased poverty, global warming and biodiversity, international migration, the status and protection of political and economic refugees, the protection of cultural heritage and ethnic diversity, the effects of global financial crises and the global food supply crisis, economic justice, and an array of issues faced by vulnerable and excluded populations. What new practices, techniques, procedures, research methods and theoretical perspectives are we developing as a result of our local, regional, international and transcultural collaborations with individuals, partners, groups, NGOs, universities?