Anthropology Seminar

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Anthropology Seminar

Anthropology Seminar Series

No events in this series are currently scheduled. Details of future events will be posted as they become available.

Past events

Being ‘Born Again’: Muslim Youth and The Growth of Urban and Virtual Piety

23 Oct 2019

  The Indonesian da’wa (Islamic proselytising) scene is increasingly experiencing transformation. During the advent of Islam in the archipelago, promoters of...

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Blade, skin and screen: (Re-)assembling self-harm through social media

16 Oct 2019

Self-harm discussions and images on social media have been a recent focus of concern across academia, policy and the media. Cross-sectoral calls for online...

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Ghost Twitter in Australia: Sentience, Agency and Ontological Difference

9 Oct 2019

In this paper, I argue that distinguishing between attributions of sentience and agency is a crucial analytical step to take when considering ontological and...

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In search of social protection: The government of poverty and the evolution of entitlements on Indonesia’s rural periphery

2 Oct 2019

In response to enduring problems of poverty across the global south, social protection policies (SPPs) have emerged as the main policy approach, with over 60...

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Working with the Carpenters’ Cord: Stories in the Shaping of Ethnography

18 Sep 2019

The process of making ethnographic texts is sometimes described in terms of “crafting” with particular “tools". Might insights gained from actual craftspeople...

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Developing relations: Rethinking Development, Intervention and Dependency Among Nayaka Forest Dwellers in South India

4 Sep 2019

“Dependency” has long been described by welfare and development workers as one of the central problems of the indigenous (Adivasi) communities of the Nilgiri...

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Ethnographic Writing, Working with Theory, and Publication Strategies with Mark Goodale

3 Sep 2019

Registration is required, contact fouzieyha.towghi@anu.edu.au. This two-hour interactive workshop will cover various problems of interest to anthropologists...

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Dual Exposure: Transcendental Harm in the Islamic Ontology of Pollution in Tunisia

28 Aug 2019

Exposure to harmful substances typically occurs through the entanglements of bodies and materials in late industrialism. How this exposure is measured depends...

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When Work is Worship: Technology, Labor and the Figure of Vishwakarma—”Maker of the Universe”

21 Aug 2019

Although Vishwakarma worship in India has long been associated with hereditary artisan castes and their hand tools, his presence has moved beyond craft...

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Engendering the Anthropocene in Oceania: Fatalism, Resilience, Resistance

14 Aug 2019

The concept of the Anthropocene, as Dipesh Chakrabarty observes, confounds Eurocentric distinctions of natural and human history. But who are ‘we’ in the...

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