WMW18
Space, culture and society

Convenors:
Patrick Laviolette (New Europe College / UCL)
Jonathan Miles-Watson (Durham University)
Discussant:
Carlo A. Cubero
Location:
Roscoe 1.008
Start time:
8 August, 2013 at 9:00
Session slots:
1

Short abstract:

This panel places varied, detailed, ethnographic accounts into dialogue with each other. The idea is to explore emerging socio-spatial trends in terms of such anthropological themes as migration and identity.

Long abstract:

These two sessions shall place detailed ethnographic accounts in dialogue with each other to explore the trends that emerge at the nexus of space, migration and identity. In particular the sessions focus on the power dynamic at play in the generation of identity at both the group and individual level. Through detailed exploration of specific case studies from Europe, Asia and the Americas the panel maps the various ways that concepts of culture and heritage are employed to generate cultural landscapes. By questioning established theories of the relationship between social change and spatial change, the papers presented in these sessions collectively examine the manner in which discontinuity (of any sort) translates into spatial changes, variously understood as material, social, political, symbolic or psychic.