Accepted paper:

"Emigration of capabilities" and political exile - the trajectories of two Polish anthropologists: Maria Czaplicka and Alicja Iwańska

Authors:

Grazyna Kubica-Heller (Jagiellonian University)

Paper short abstract:

The paper deals with political aspects of emigration, fieldwork and "job-hunting" of women-anthropologists of two generations: Czaplicka (1884-1921) and Iwańska (1918-1996), who represent two ways of mobility.

Paper long abstract:

The paper deals with political aspects of emigration, fieldwork and "job-hunting" of women-anthropologists of two generations: Czaplicka (1884-1921) and Iwańska (1918-1996), who represent two ways of mobility. One was called "migration of capabilities" by educated people who could not find room for their aspirations in the (subordinate) country before IWW. The second was caused by political situation in Poland after IIWW and the communist regime. The initial push out of the country of the two women made both of them move later to various places: to study in England and the U.S., to the field in Siberia and Mexico, and later in search for permanent position in academia in various universities in Europe and America. The paper is based on the historical-anthropological research in the frame of "biographies of anthropologists as anthropological data".

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On the move: fieldwork, academy and home in the early anthropologists' careers