Imm02
The (mis)uses of genocide and other evils

Convenors:
Sarah Quillinan (University of Melbourne)
Andrew Dawson (University of Melbourne)
Stream:
Immoralities
Location:
Old Arts-155 (Theatre D)
Start time:
2 December, 2015 at 11:00
Session slots:
2

Short abstract:

This panel calls for papers on the broad theme of the misuses and utilities of large-scale human suffering. It is envisaged that these will be discussed in relation to both the anthropology of morality and, reflecting on disciplinary practice, a moral anthropology.

Long abstract:

This panel calls for papers, and especially ethnographically grounded papers, on the broad theme of the misuses and utilities of large-scale human suffering. Illustrative examples that we consider discussing include: the role of the Holocaust in rationalizing organ harvesting and trafficking; forced marriage, honor violence and female genital mutilation in the rhetoric of the Right; the value of anti-trafficking for exploiters of human misery; and the political economies of war rape identification. It is envisaged that these will be discussed in relation to both the anthropology of morality and, reflecting on disciplinary practice, a moral anthropology.