Anthropological interpretations: spaces and characters in the current Asian context

Chair: Giacomo Tabacco (Università di Milano-Bicocca)

CfP abstract

  • What social sciences (in particular anthropology) have to say about characters and society within the contemporary “post-post” Asian context?
  • And, to be more accurate, what kind of new interpretations scholars and researchers are able to propose about a changing framework that probably no longer fits a reductive post-modernist label?
  • In this panel, we wish to answer the mentioned questions, sharing participant observation findings and assessing new points of view. To do so, some key topics (or characters' common experiences) may be kept in mind:
    • being young; young generations leading role as society larger group with peculiar wishes, fears and limited agency
    • being a laborer; the individual and public experience of unemployment, job-seeking, labor and retirement
    • being a migrant; new bias in global migration, relocation to mega-towns and industrial areas phenomenon and life in an over-urbanized milieu
    • being part of the global market; individual and “local” outcome of the macroeconomic crisis

CfP deadline and directions

  • General CfP guidelines are posted on this page. Panel deadline has ended February 29, 2012.

List of participants and papers

  • The following researchers have confirmed their attendance to the present panel.
  • Respective abstracts will be posted shortly and are going to be issued on the audience booklet.

Speaker's name
Paper title
Gabriele DE SETA
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
The Noise Connection: Experimental Music in China as a Networked Subculture
Sehat Ihsan SHADIQIN
Università di Milano-Bicocca
Adat in Gayonese Discourse and Practice: The Development of Ethnic Identity in Indonesia
Università di Milano-Bicocca
Speaking of Success: Overwork, Malaises and Dreams among a Group of Javanese Factory Laborers

Venue and schedule

  • Papers will be debated within a session of the CBC 2012 conference held in Cagliari (Sardinia) June 13-15, 2012.
  • The up-to-date meeting program in available here.

Speaking of Success: Overwork, Malaises and Dreams among a Group of Javanese Factory Laborers
Shadiqin, Sehat Ihsan