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  • Lloyd Miller
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    Message 1 of 2 , Oct 31, 2008
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      > From: Dinah Winnick <dwinnick@...>
      > Date: October 31, 2008 3:35:49 PM CDT
      > To: Dinah Winnick <dwinnick@...>
      > Cc: Amy Goldenberg <agoldenberg@...>, Oona Schmid <oschmid@...
      > >
      > Subject: Anthropology News Call for Proposals
      > Dear Colleagues,
      > Anthropology News seeks contributions for two spring 2009 series
      > that will explore how ethnographic work is produced through diverse
      > media. We encourage proposals for In Focus commentaries, Teaching
      > Strategies, Field Notes articles, photo essays, interviews and more.
      > Multisensory Anthropology across Media
      > More than just ways of thinking and being, cultures are also fields
      > of sensation, experience and sentiment. Indeed fieldwork remains the
      > sine qua non of ethnographic understanding precisely in so far as
      > both cultural transmission and cultural understanding depend on
      > experiential engagement. Recognizing this, many contemporary
      > anthropologists seek to explore the variety of media�including
      > video, music, photography, digital ethnography and creative writing�
      > through which such multisensory experiences and knowledges can be
      > communicated. Drawing from diverse modes of creative expression,
      > from traditional forms of ethnographic writing to work that makes
      > use of performance or new technologies, submissions should focus on
      > how media can be harnessed to ethnographically convey different
      > kinds of information.
      > Visual Ethics
      > As access to digital media increases, discussions of �visual ethics��
      > ethical considerations regarding the collection and dissemination of
      > visual data�become ever-more incumbent on anthropologists using this
      > data. This conversation is framed by the varying, sometimes
      > conflicting needs and interests of those who produce and consume
      > visual data, including research communities and anthropologists
      > across all subfields. This series seeks to explore the following
      > issues: (1) negotiating representational authority; (2) control in
      > the circulation of images; (3) displaying images in different
      > contexts, including textbooks, conferences and film festivals; (4)
      > relations with and responsibilities toward research subjects and
      > communities; (5) balancing rights to privacy and knowledge
      > circulation; and (6) the collection and dissemination of visual
      > materials within the context of globally expanding use of and access
      > to digital media technologies.
      > Guidelines
      > To participate, email a 300-word proposal and 50-100-word author bio
      > to Anthropology News editor Dinah Winnick. Proposals for photo
      > essays should also include five high resolution photographs, each
      > with a caption and credit. Selected authors will be asked to submit
      > final articles of 1000-1400 words for commentaries and 300-1000
      > words for other article types.
      > Proposal submission deadline: December 1, 2008. Early submissions
      > are encouraged.
      > Please spread the word about this opportunity among your colleagues
      > and students.
      > Best regards,
      > Dinah Winnick
      > Dinah Winnick
      > Associate Managing Editor, Anthropology News
      > American Anthropological Association
      > 2200 Wilson Blvd, Suite 600
      > Arlington, VA 22201
      > 703.528.1902 ext. 1184
      > dwinnick@...

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