Migrating and/as future-making
Start date : 27 August 2019 09:00
End date : 31 August 2019 17:30
Where : Poznan | Pologne
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With a clear focus on the presence and the recent past, peoples’
futures and aspirations have been, until recently, neglected by studies in anthropology. However, as Appadurai stated rightly, humans are future-makers and future is a cultural fact. Appadurai’s call for anthropologists to investigate the future by describing people’s aspirations has received attention lately and brought forward a new debate on future anthropologies and the future in anthropology.
A good case to understand people as future-makers is the study of migration. Migrating individuals embark on a journey with certain aspirations. These imaginings of their future are not merely abstract products of their consciousness, but are, according to D'Onofrio, embodied and embedded in their present actions. Our panel wants to pay attention to exactly these actions of future-making. Presentations may include:
Practices of saving/insuring
Imaginations and working towards the “good life”
Precarity and downwards mobility
Please send your abstracts until 15 February 2019!
The IUAES inter-congress under the theme "world solidarities" will take place in Poznan, Poland from 27-31 August 2019.