Saturday, June 18, 2005

UGAT 27th Annual Conference - The Anthropology of Crisis

Anthropological Association of the Philippines

27TH Annual Conference
"The Anthropology of Crisis"
20-22 October 2005, University of the Philippines Visayas (Miag-ao)
Sponsors: Philippine Social Science Council and University of the Philippines Visayas (Miag-ao)


(Session papers and Student Paper Competition)

UGAT is inviting professional anthropologists, anthropology students, and related practitioners to submit abstracts for its 27th Annual Conference: THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF CRISIS. The conference seeks to provide an arena for lively yet critical discussion of emerging perspectives for explaining and understanding the political, economic, environmental, social and moral crises in the Philippines and beyond.

Papers are, therefore, expected to characterize the crises confronting Filipinos in various settings, and raise important theoretical, methodological, and practical, including policy, issues. Presentations and discussions will address three broad areas encompassing various topics, such as:

Political and Economic Crisis
  • governance
  • labor and employment
  • displacement and marginalization
  • urbanization
  • ethnicity and citizenship
Social and Moral Crisis
  • family
  • professional ethics e.g. legal, medical, mass mediagender, sexuality and health
  • commoditization of the body
  • education
  • religion
Environmental Crisis
  • biodiversity
  • water crisis
  • global warming
  • pollution
  • energy crisis
  • heritage sites
Abstracts due: 6 AUGUST 2005

Abstracts should be 1-page long (single-spaced) and should include the author’s name, institutional affiliation and contact details (mailing address, telephone no., mobile phone no., e-mail address). They should be sent to 16 J. Luna St. UP Diliman, Quezon City 1101. or to For further inquiries, please contact Monica Santos (0917-5336578), Luisa Fernan (09927-5212944) or Jaja Paulate (0917-4404131) or send e-mail to Authors of accepted abstracts will be notified through mail, phone or e-mail. All papers read in the conference may be published in Agham-Tao, the official publication of the Anthropological Association of the Philippines.

Student Paper Competition: The UGAT encourages active participation of graduate and undergraduate students. Student paper presenters will be scheduled in appropriate conference sessions. Awards will be given to best papers in the graduate and undergraduate levels. Winning papers will be published in the Agham-Tao.

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