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SEA and C&A Virtual Conference Call for Papers

Hello SEA-ers! Brad and I are delighted to announce that the CFP for our 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting, Landscapes of Value/Economies of Place, is now live! See full details below, and visit our conference website for full information about registering and abstract submission.

Theme: Landscapes of Value / Economies of Place

Annual Meeting of the Society for Economic Anthropology, jointly sponsored with the Culture and Agriculture section

March 4-5, 2021

Virtual Conference

Program Co-Chairs: Andrea Rissing (The Ohio State University) and Bradley Jones (Washington University in St. Louis)

Keynote Speaker: Madeleine Fairbairn (UC Santa Cruz)

Abstract submissions due November 30, 2020

SEA News, Summer 2020

I hope this message finds you well as you prepare to go back to teaching (in all its various and strange forms, old and new). The Board and I wish you safety and fulfilment in broadening the minds of future generations.

I’m writing with some news from the SEA. As always, forgive the bullets!

  • The SEA invites your submissions for AAA’s fall “Raising our Voices” online program running November 5th – November 14th. We are interested in reviewing a wide range of proposals for both “on demand” and “livestream” content (see AAA’s CFP here). We are thankful to Program Chair A.J. Faas and the rest of the committee (Allison Harnish, Olubukola “Bukky” Olayiwola, & Meg du Bray). We encourage, in particular, your ideas for specifically anti-racist programming in support of the SEA’s Juneteenth Statement of Solidarity.
  • Great thanks to former Prez Bram Tucker and new board member Kristin Phillips who are leading the SEA Inclusive Syllabus Project, designed to broaden our cannon. They are working to review all the submissions and to thematically structure a reading list that will be available to all members as a teaching resource.
  • The SEA Spring Meeting (2021) on “Landscapes of Value, Economies of Place” is shaping up! We have decided to take the meeting online given uncertainty and as a means to accommodate the significant number of members with restricted travel budgets (thanks to those who took the survey). We are grateful to Program Chairs Brad Jones and Andrea Rissing who are already putting in a ton of work to ensure a fabulous and engaging online meeting. Please see the CFP here.
  • Third, I am thrilled to tell you that the SEA is preparing to launch a new blog/podcast series in January of 2021. Featuring economic anthro analysis of contemporary events, interviews with authors and conversations with economists — this multimedia blog (tentatively titled “Mergers and Aquisitions”) presents an excellent opportunity to expand our reach and relevance. More information will be forthcoming but I wanted to take this opportunity to extend a very sincere thanks to Jennifer Huberman, Aneil Tripathy, Kelly McKowan and Ipshita Ghosh for forming our first editorial team and helping to get the idea off the ground!
  • Finally, the SEA is looking for fieldwork photographs that we might feature on our website. If you have anything good that you don’t mind sharing in a public platform (with acknowledgment of course!), please do send it our way!

My very best to all!

Cindy Isenhour (SEA President 2019 – 2021)

Latest Issue of Economic Anthropology is Now Available!

Check out the latest issue of Economic Anthropology, Volume 7, Issue 1 (January 2020) now fully available and accessible online!

This most recent open issue brings together a diverse selection of authors and research contributions from around the world—China, Palau, Micronesia, Norway, Uganda, South Africa, the Philippines, India, Madagascar, and the United States. The research articles published in this issue take on the emergence of financial technologies (Fitzpatrick and McKeon), shifting water narratives (Tucker), navigating agricultural standards (Flachs and Panuganti), entrepreneurship and possibility (Milgram, Beresford, Steiner), gendered consumption (Dolan et al.), economic imaginaries through real estate investment (Youngling), welfare and work (McKowen), and the sharing economy (Frost). Our authors clearly advance discourses and empirics of consequence to those interested in economic anthropology. The authors address capitalist and noncapitalist economic formations as they create relations that innovate, invigorate, and integrate people, their values, their livelihoods, and their well-being.

The Symposium section asks Laura Nader, Gearoid Millar, Cynthia Mahmood, Mark Moberg, and Erik Bähre, What does economic anthropology contribute to the understanding of the economics of peace and conflict? Their responses consider economics and war (Nader), hidden interactions (Millar), corruption and resistance (Mahmood), militarism (Moberg), and solidarity (Bähre). This set of essays elevates the discussion around the importance of socioeconomics in contemplating conflict, as well as its escalation, resolution, and transformation.​

Be sure to download, share, and cite your favorite contributions from this issue. EA looks forward to publishing your socioeconomic work next! Submissions are now being accepted through January 20, 2020 for the January 2021 open issue! Visit EA’s website through AnthroSource to browse our content, read our virtual issues, recommend EA to a librarian, and sign up to get content alerts. Finally, join the Society for Economic Anthropology (SEA) this spring (April 30–May 2, 2020) at the University of Notre Dame, where the conference theme will be “Convenience.”​

Brandon Lundy, Ph.D.
Editor, Economic Anthropology
Associate Director / Professor of Anthropology
School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding & Development
Kennesaw State University

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