Anthropology of Economy Network Events
Workshop: Deservingness - power, morality and inequality in contemporary Europe and beyond
Convenors: Andreas Streinzer, University of Vienna, Jelena Tosic, University of Vienna and University of Bern
October 27th-28th, 2017
Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Vienna
The call for papers is now open for this event, with a deadline of 10th May. Read the call and instructions (PDF).
EASA2016 Panel: Emerging economic futures: the intersections of informality and formality
Convenors: Alan Smart (University of Calgary)
Filippo Zerilli (University of Cagliari)
EASA2016 Panel: New trends in the anthropology of unemployment after the economic crisis in 2008-2009
Convenors: Francisco Arqueros (National University of Ireland
Patrícia Alves de Matos (University of Barcelona
Michele Fontefrancesco (università di scienze gastronomiche)
Network meeting Tallinn in August 2014
Our second network meeting was held in Tallinn in August 2014. In attendance were 24 people, 12 of whom were signing on as new members.
Panel: Local entrepreneurial responses to global forces: new and alternative enterprise re-configurations
in times of crisis and economic hardship. EASA conference, Tallinn 31st July - 3rd August, 2014.
The Anthropology of Economy Network also organized a panel at the 2014 EASA conference in Tallinn. Convened by Hugo Valenzuela, Allen Batteau of Wayne State University, USA, and Carmen Bueno of Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico, the theme of the panel was ‘Local entrepreneurial responses to global forces: new and alternative enterprise re-configurations in times of crisis and economic hardship’. The panel was global in scope, with 7 papers presenting research on topics ranging from a family jewelry company in Hong Kong, women in Japanese management, music entrepreneurship in Yucatan, and the new Italian working class, to the transformation of Moroccan argan oil into a global commodity.
Workshop: Solidarity, reciprocity, and economy in times of downturn: Understanding and articulating the logics of old and new values in late capitalism. U. Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain in February 2014,
The network held its first workshop at U. Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain in February 2014, organized by Hugo Valenzuela and Peter Simonič with the assistance of Marta Lobato. The theme of the workshop was ‘Solidarity, reciprocity, and economy in times of downturn: Understanding and articulating the logics of old and new values in late capitalism’. There were 15 participants, many of them PhD students, and 8 papers were presented on a variety of topics: microcredit and solidarity finance in Brazil; social entrepreneurship; ‘low-budget urbanity’; mortgage over-indebtedness; food cooperatives in Catalonia; Swiss dairy farming in the face of neoliberalization; and Slovenian squats as sites of emerging commons. Several of the papers from the workshop were subsequently published as part of a special issue in the journal Ars & Humanitas, under the guest editorship of Peter Simonič ( http://revije.ff.uni-lj.si/arshumanitas/issue/view/237 ). Writes Simonič in his introduction, “the number of doctoral students in anthropology present at the seminar gave the impression that the theme speaks to the generational turn in a time of crisis in the social welfare state, and that anthropological theory of economy pragmatically is shifting into activism among young and unemployed anthropologists”.