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Rethinking Body-Environment Relation

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Asunto: AAA 2013 CFP: Ethnographies of Exposure: Rethinking             
Body-Environment Relation
De:     "Jerry Zee" <jerryczee(at)GMAIL.COM>
Fecha:  Mar, 19 de Marzo de 2013, 11:50 pm


Hello all,

Thought this might be of interest to some of the people here! Please send
it along to anyone you know who might be interested, and if you have any
questions, you can contact either of the two organizers directly at
jcz(AT)berkeley.edu and stgraeter(AT)ucdavis.edu ; Thanks for your time!



American Anthropological Association Meetings. Chicago, November 20-24,

Ethnographies of Exposure: Rethinking Body-Environment Relation

A slew of contemporary phenomena underscores emerging conceptions of the
human condition as one of existential exposure to its surrounds:
environmental toxicity, meteorological conditions, contaminated
commodities, and global pandemics. These emerging conditions of exposure
suggest a conception of a human body as ineluctably bound in ecologies
populated by nonhuman and material others, underscoring an existential
condition of the imbrication of human life with its surrounding material
milieu. These exposure phenomena thus animate new understandings and
enactments of relationality, as well as vulnerability, blurring boundaries
between subjects and objects, persons and things, and insides and outsides.
Furthermore, reconfigurations of human bodies, ecological milieus, and
diverse conditions of exposure may provide us with new possibilities for
bridging medical and environmental perspectives in anthropology.

This panel asks its participants to reflect on how ethnographies of
exposure might challenge entrenched concepts of the human condition as a
self-contained sovereign body and subject, offering instead a body
inseparable from, vulnerable to, and affected by its environs, broadly
understood. We also wish to consider what analytic tools are appropriate
for considering conceptions of a human condition in exposure.

For this panel, we are searching for papers that attempt to consider the
relationship between medical and environmental anthropology, focusing
especially on reimaginations of the human body in the world. We especially
welcome submissions that ethnographically consider ecological epidemiology,
environmental degradation and contamination, post-disaster exposures,
global pandemics, tainted commodities etc. If you have any questions,
please contact the panel organizers: Stefanie Graeter (stgraeter@ucdavis.edu)
or Jerry Zee (jcz@berkeley.edu). Please submit abstracts by midnight on
Saturday April 6, 2013. We look forward to hearing from you!*

*Jerry Zee*
Ah, here it is! It's a truffula seed. It's the last one of all. Catch it,
don't muff!

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