Johannes Fabian – Cultural Anthropology and the Question of Knowledge

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Royal Anthropological Institute , London

Event Date: 4 February 2011
Stevenson Lecture TheatreClore Education Centre

 


The Huxley Memorial Lecture

Professor Johannes Fabian (University of Amsterdam) – Cultural Anthropology and the Question of Knowledge

Abstract:
Although it helps to be aware of what philosophers think about knowledge anthropologists can neither simply relegate their epistemological problems to, nor find solutions in, philosophy. In anthropology knowing what and how we know is a practical, not just a theoretical problem, one we face in all phases of our work, from field research to writing (and teaching). Historical recollections of debates since the nineteen-sixties are followed by giving attention to two aspects of the knowledge-question in our discipline: Knowledge of what? and Whose knowledge? Guided by reflections on knowledge and survival, the lecture will end with an attempt to assess the present and future state of the question.

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Nira Yuval-Davis – Exile, diaspora and the politics of belonging

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Event Date: Friday 4 February 2011
Goss Room, Bishopsgate Institute
230 Bishopsgate
London EC2M 4QH

Migration: a joint Birkbeck College/
University of East London Symposium


Dr Nira Yuval-Davis (Director of the Research Centre on Migration, Refugees and Belonging (CMRB) at the University of East London) - Exile, diaspora and the politics of belonging

This paper examines different political projects of belonging relating to exile and diaspora and their differential intersectional effects.

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Jasmine Gideon – Transnational health seeking strategies: a study of Latin American migrants in London

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Event Date: Friday 4 February 2011
Goss Room, Bishopsgate Institute
230 Bishopsgate
London EC2M 4QH

Migration: a joint Birkbeck College/
University of East London Symposium


Dr Jasmine Gideon ( Lecturer in Development Studies, Birkbeck College)
Transnational health seeking strategies: a study of Latin American migrants in London

Much of the discussion around migration and health has focused on the need to ensure access to services for migrants once in their destination. Migrants often employ a broad range of health seeking activities, many of which depend on transnational networks. Drawing on interviews with Latin American migrants in London this paper examines the health seeking behaviour of a group of economic migrants and argues that there is a need to recognise the importance of understanding these networks in developing social protection regimes for migrant workers.

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Philip Marfleet – Sanctuary past and present

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Event Date: Friday 4 February 2011
Goss Room, Bishopsgate Institute
230 Bishopsgate
London EC2M 4QH

Migration: a joint Birkbeck College/
University of East London Symposium


Professor Philip Marfleet (Professor of Migration and Refugee Studies at the University of East London) 
Sanctuary past and present

What is “sanctuary” and why has it reappeared as a key campaigning issue among those who advocate for migrants? This paper considers continuity and change in ideas about sanctuary in both the religious and secular traditions. It examines the contemporary Sanctuary Movement in North America and Europe, and the implication of efforts to protect migrants by means which challenge the authority of the state.

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Sunil Amrith – Migration and Citizenship in Modern Asia

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Event Date: Friday 4 February 2011
Goss Room, Bishopsgate Institute
230 Bishopsgate
London EC2M 4QH

Migration: a joint Birkbeck College/
University of East London Symposium


Dr Sunil Amrith ( Lecturer, Department of History, Classics and Archaeology, Birkbeck College) - Migration and Citizenship in Modern Asia

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Migration: a joint Birkbeck College/University of East London Symposium

in Academic Service - Archive by on February 4th, 2011

Event Date: Friday 4 February 2011
Goss Room, Bishopsgate Institute
230 Bishopsgate
London EC2M 4QH

Migration: a joint Birkbeck College/
University of East London Symposium

 

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Welcome and introductory remarks .

Dr Sunil Amrith – Migration and Citizenship in Modern Asia (AUDIO HERE)

Professor Philip Marfleet - Sanctuary past and present (AUDIO HERE)

questions session one .

Dr Jasmine Gideon - Transnational health seeking strategies: a study of Latin American migrants in London (AUDIO HERE)

Dr Nira Yuval-Davis - Exile, diaspora and the politics of belonging (AUDIO HERE)

questions session two .

Panel Discussion: Dr Karen Wells, Dr John Nassari, Dr Sunil Amrith, Professor Phil Marfleet, Professor Nira Yuval Davis.

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