CALL FOR PAPERS AND VISUAL PROJECTS

What Can and Can’t Be Said: Fieldwork as Witnessing?

06-07 December 2019, University of Perugia, Italy

DEADLINE: 15 SEPTEMBER 2019

The third Political Imagination Laboratory invites those who carry out fieldwork related to questions of social justice and/or activism (anthropologists, filmmakers, social scientists) to focus on methodological and ontological aspects of their research: What can be understood? What not? What can be said? What not? When should we intervene? In how far do we have an obligation to our interlocutors and other actors in as well as outside the field? How do we situate ourselves with regard to moral positions (between cultural relativism and universalism)? How does the relation with our field partners and possible resulting emotional entanglements (e.g., the negotiation of empathy vs. sympathy) influence our way of representing them and of acting in the field?

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