February 17, 2010 | By Kate Hennessy |
2010 American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting
November 17-21, 2010, New Orleans, LA
Paper abstracts are invited for this panel to be submitted to the Society for Cultural Anthropology (SCA)
DUE DATE: Tuesday, March 9, 2010.
Panel Organizers: Rebecca L. Carter, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Michigan (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Jessica Robbins, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Michigan (email@example.com
Panel Description: “Keeping Time Alive: Rhythms of Memory and Meaning in Person and Place”
There is an inherent temporality to circulation, evident in the rhythm and cadence that accompanies the movement of people, other organisms, materials, and ideas. As these movements permeate through space and place, their temporality also extends. Patterns and processes of circulation are themselves inherently transitional; embedded in time, and bringing about change in self and society.
In this panel we focus on memory, exploring the temporal dimensions through which memory is generated, circulated, and sustained (or erased). What are the mechanisms and vehicles that carry memory and meaning forward? What are the rhythms inherent to these movements? Who directs these process and how? Finally, how do these circulations “keep time alive,” connecting people to the past, present, and future as well as to larger social and political institutions, structures, and agendas?