East looks West and West looks East - mutual constructions of anthropology 
Frances Pine (Goldsmiths College, University of London)
Joanna Zalewska
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Michal Buchowski (Adam Mickiewicz University)
Vlad Naumescu (Central European University)
László Fosztó (ISPMN Cluj, Romania)
Eniko Vincze (Babes-Bolyai University)
Vintila Mihailescu (National School of Political and Administrative Studies)
Thursday 28 August, 14:00-15:45, Friday 29 August, 9:00-10:45, 11:00-12:45 (UTC+0)

Short Abstract:

How do eastern and western European anthropologists forge a new common ground in the research practices of the new, youngest, generation of researchers? What unexpected commonalities are found and what shibboleths have to be sacrificed to build this space?

Long Abstract

Our panel examines the way eastern European anthropologists have used their local histories, including their experience of 'socialism' to inform their work outside their own region and the influences western anthropologists have brought to bear on their work in eastern Europe. We shopfront the work of the youngest generation of doctoral students working in these fields - bringing contrasts and parallels from more senior scholars invited as discussants. The organisers of this panel coordinate a Marie Curie network promoting anthropological research in the region but have drawn in a broader set of researchers.

Session 1. At home and abroad

Session 2. Circulating practices

Session 3. Circulating and migrating persons

Session 4. General reflections and discussion

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