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Socialism Reborn: Ethnographic Comparisons across Latin America

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Socialism Reborn: Ethnographic Comparisons across Latin America

12 June 2008 

Convenor: Lucia Michelutti, London School of Economics

Venue: Institute for the Study of the Americas|, Rooms 11/12, 35 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9HA

9.00 - 9.30 am

Registration

9.30 - 9.50 am

"¡Viva La Coca, Mueran los Gringos!" Coca Leaf Reduction Strategies in Bolivia
Thomas Grisaffi, University of Manchester

9.50 - 10.10 am

Kataristas and folkloristas: the political idiom of the Gran Poder Festival in La Paz, Bolivia
Nico Tassi, University College London 

10.10 - 11.00 am

Open Discussion
Discussant: Olivia Harris, LSE

11.00 - 11.30 am

Coffee/Tea

11.30 - 11.50 am

Being socialistas in the mountains of Oaxaca: an exploration of the social in the communal in a Zapotec forest community, Mexico
Barbara Bodenhorn, University of Cambridge

11.50 - 12.10 pm

Political corruption as socialism: personalism and politics in a Brazilian rural village
Marcello Sorrentino, LSE

12.10 - 1.00 pm

Open Discussion
Discussant: Stephan Feuchtwang, LSE

1.00 - 2.00 pm

Lunch

2.00 - 2.20 pm

Becoming Salesian: Missionary Anti-Politics, Real Work, and the Production of Cooperative Subjects in Highland Ecuador
Annabel Pinker, University of Cambridge

2.20 - 2.40 pm

Dancing and drinking in a day's work: civil service and cultural capital in Cochabamba, Bolivia
Emma Felber, Goldsmiths College, University of London

2.40 - 3.30 pm

Open discussion
Discussant: Alice Forbess, Goldsmiths College

3.30 - 3.50 pm

Tea/coffee

3.50 - 4.10 pm

Waiting for Chavez: the management of charisma in a Venezuelan village
Lucia Michelutti, London School of Economics

4.10 - 4.30 pm

Money and need in Havana
Martin Holbraad, University College London

4.30 - 5.15 pm

Open discussion
Discussant: Harry West, SOAS

5.15 pm

Reception



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