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University of London Latin America Workshop

22nd June 2011, Room STC.S78, St Clement's Building, LSE

10.00am Registration

10.15 – 11.30 Panel 1

Panel 1: Carving artefacts and making persons: Ethnographic perspectives from Latin America

Alanna Cant (LSE):
'Mi hijo es muy flojo': Skill, talent and personhood in the production of Oaxacan woodcarvings.'

Paolo Fortis (LSE):
'Artefacts and bodies among Kuna people from Panamá'

Discussant: Martin Holbraad (UCL)

11.30 – 12.45 Panel 2

Panel 2: Comparative Perspectives on Anthropology and Law in Latin America

Martyn Wemyss (LSE):
'Community Justice and Human Rights in Highland Bolivia'

Alonso Barros (LSE):
Title TBC

Discussant: Tom Grisaffi (LSE)

12.45 – 2.00 Lunch

2.00 – 3.45 Panel 3

Panel 3: Money flows, obligation and kinship: Exploring money and its role in relationship-making in three case studies from Brazil and Ecuador

Emma-Jayne Abbots (SOAS):
'Making Migrants & Money Matter: Obligation, Investment & The Performance of Reputation among Transnational Households in Highland Ecuador and the United States'


Martin Fotta (Goldsmiths):
'"Making the future": Manhood and the proliferation of loans among the Calon-Gypsies in Brazil'

Jessica Sklair (Goldsmiths):
'Giving Money Away: Decision-making around what and how to give among elite philanthropists in Brazil'

Discussant: Matt Wilde (LSE)  

3.45 – 4.00 Break

4.00 Film Screening