January 15, 2009 | By metafactory |
Paper proposals are invited for the panel, Laughter and Everyday Life for the American Anthropological Association’s Meetings in 2009.
Schedule: December 2-6.
Venue: Philadelphia Marriott, Philadelphia, PA
Keywords: Laughter, Hegemony, Everyday Life
This panel seeks to address the discursive space of laughter as a social fault line in everyday politics. Proposal of interest would broadly explore laughter for the analysis of hegemonic processes,
gender, class, and nation. The regional focus is open. Cultural practices and texts include but are not limited to theater, cartoons, jokes, stand-up comedy, television, and film.
Papers that integrate the conference theme, The End/s of Anthropology, and associated questions: Does anthropology still provide a unique contribution? What are its contemporary goals, and are they different
from those of previous intellectual generations? would be of particular interest.
Please e-mail a 250 word abstract by March 10, 2009 to: email@example.com
Ritu G. Khanduri
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
University of Texas at Arlington