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APLA Activities at the 2013 AAA Meetings:

APLA Invited Sessions:

Wednesday, 12-1:45 PM: REMOVED FROM THE NATION: ILLEGALITY, DETENTION, AND DEPORTATION IN THE LIVES OF YOUNG PEOPLE, organized by Susan J. Terrio and Deborah Boehm, with Susan Coutin as discussant. This remarkable panel brings together ethnographers and legal practitioners to “consider a range of experiences of illegality within the United States and beyond the borders of the nation.”

Thursday, 1:45-3:30 PM, GRAY ZONES AND THEIR AFTERMATHS: MEMORY, MOURNING, JUSTICE, organized by Elizabeth F. Drexler with  Sally Engle Merry and Kimberly Theidon as discussants, explores the “gray zones” of conflict and post-conflict situations by considering “the aftermath of collaboration, betrayal and other zones of intimate engagement between indeterminate conflict protagonists.”

Friday, 4-5:45 PM: ROBOPROCESSES, organized by Catherine Besteman and Hugh Gusterson, with Rena Lederman and Joseph Dumit as discussants. This innovative panel, co-sponsored by APLA and AES, explores “evaluative protocols or formulaic scripts for interaction and judgment mobilized by corporate and state bureaucracies… which sort, standardize, and hierarchize.” This panel promises to push forward conversations on the role of the technical in bureaucracy, and also draws on themes that emerged in the conversation with Besteman and Gusterson that took place at the 2012 APLA business meeting.

Friday, 10:15-12:00 PM. THE CULTURE OF POVERTY: PITY AND SELF-CRITIQUE IN CONFRONTATIONS WITH POVERTY AND SCHOOL FAILURE, 1959-2013, organized by Raymond P McDermott and Shirin Vossoughi with Frederick D Erickson as discussant. This interdisciplinary panel, co-sponsored by APLA and the Council on Anthropology and Education, considers the role of earlier anthropological critiques in shaping school reform and educational policy in approaching poverty and its relationship to culture, in the hopes of shedding light on the present.

SPECIAL EVENTS :

GENRES of PUBLIC WRITING in POLITICAL AND LEGAL ANTHROPOLOGY: ADDRESSING MULTIPLE AUDIENCES
Thomas Hylland Eriksen, University of Oslo
Ghassan Hage, University of Melbourne
Susan Hirsch, George Mason University
Linda Layne, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Scheduled Event Date: Thursday, November 21, 2013
Scheduled Start Time of the Event: 12:15 PM
Location of Event and Room Name: Chicago Hilton, Conference Room 4E

GRADUATE STUDENT PANEL:  NAVIGATING the JOB MARKET: ACADEMIC CAREERS in POLITICAL AND LEGAL ANTHROPOLOGY
Elif Babul, Department of Anthropology, Mount Holyoke College
Claire Cesareo-Silva, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Saddleback College
Bianca Dahl, Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto
Julia Elyachar, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Irvine
Scheduled Event Date: Friday, November 22, 2013
Scheduled Start Time of the Event: 6:15 PM
Location of Event and Room Name: Chicago Hilton, Conference Room 4G

APLA Board Events:

ASSOCIATION FOR POLITICAL AND LEGAL ANTHROPOLOGY BOARD MEETING
Scheduled Event Date: Friday, November 22, 2013
Scheduled Start Time of the Event: 12:00 PM
Location of Event and Room Name: Chicago Hilton, Conference Room 5C

ASSOCIATION for POLITICAL AND LEGAL ANTHROPOLOGY BUSINESS MEETING
Scheduled Event Date: Saturday, November 23, 2013
Scheduled Start Time of the Event: 12:15 PM
Location of Event and Room Name: Chicago Hilton, Marquette Room

And all of the APLA sessions can be found here:  Web program

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