112th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association

The 112th AAA Annual meeting will be held at the Chicago Hilton November 20 - 24, 2013 in Chicago, IL. The 2013 annual meeting theme is Future Publics, Current Engagements.

Department Presentations

Patrick Ball

Session Title: SOCIAL MOVEMENTS, PATIENT ACTIVISM AND BIOSOCIALITY
Scheduled Date: Sunday, Nov. 24th, 2013
Scheduled Time: 10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Presentation Title:

We Only Use Medicines From Double-Blind, Clinical Trials:" Crafting Agency and Authority in An Asthma Patient Group

Jan Brunson

Session Title: SON PREFERENCE, DAUGHTER PREFERENCE, AND CHANGING GENDER ROLES
Scheduled Date: Sunday, November 24, 2013
Scheduled Time: 10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
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Deconstructing Duty: Son Preference and the Preferences of Sons

Alex Golub

Session Title: MAGARET MEAD AND JARED DIAMOND: PAST PUBLICS, CURRENT ENGAGEMENTS
Scheduled Date: Thursday, November 21, 2013
Scheduled Time: 1:45 PM - 3:30 PM
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Natural Experiments in History: Jared Diamond's Comparative, Anthropological Project

Yuka Hasegawa

Session Title: REGIONAL IDENTITIES AND SOCIAL CHANGE IN CONTEMPORARY JAPAN
Scheduled Date: Sunday, November 24, 2013, Hilton, Conference Room 5B
Scheduled Time: 8:00 AM - 9:45 AM
Presentation Title:

Identity Work Of Kamando

Asami Nago

Session Title: WHERE EMBODIED PAST, PRECARIOUS PRESENT, AND MUSINGS ON the FUTURE INTERSECT: THE SOCIO-CULTURAL LIVES of MEDICAL NARRATIVES
Scheduled Date:
Scheduled Time: 4:15 PM - 4:30 PM
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Narrating the Moral Economy and Bio-Politics of Care At the Malaria Research Clinics in Thai-Burma Border

Jonathan Padwe

Session Title: SEEDS OF RESISTANCE, SEEDS OF HOPE: THE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE LIFE OF PLANT GENETIC RESOURCES
Scheduled Date: Thursday, November 21, 2013, Hilton, Joliet Room
Scheduled Time: 1:45 PM - 5:30 PM
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Reconstituting Agro-Ecologies in Post-War Cambodia, in Public and in Private

Ashley Vaughan

Session Title: WHERE EMBODIED PAST, PRECARIOUS PRESENT, AND MUSINGS ON THE FUTURE INTERSECT: THE SOCIO-CULTURAL LIVES OF MEDICAL NARRATIVES
Scheduled Date: Wednesday November 20, 2013, Hilton, International Ballroom South
Scheduled Time: 2:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Presentation Title:

Gifts From God: Gift Narratives and the Medical Imaginary in Tautu, Vanuatu

Mattias van Ommen

Session Title: SPORTS, GAME, AND MUSIC in EAST ASIA
Scheduled Date: Wednesday November 20, 2013
Scheduled Time: 8:00 PM - 9:45 PM
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Fantastical Affect: FINAL FANTASY VII and Subjective Linkages of Japanese Role Playing Games Among Global Consumers

Geoffrey White

Session Title: TOURING PUBLICS, GLOBAL INTERCONNECTIONS, AND INTERDISCIPLINARY ENGAGEMENTS: WHITHER THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF TOURISM?
Scheduled Date: Friday, November 22, 2013, Hilton, Williford C
Scheduled Time: 8:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Presentation Title:

Memorial Tourism and the Ethnography of Emotion

Christine Yano

Session Title: SEEKING PARADISE: UTOPIC VISIONS IN JAPANESE POPULAR CULTURE
Scheduled Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2013, Hilton, Conference Room 5I
Scheduled Time: 8:00 PM - 9:45 PM
Presentation Title:

Plucking Paradise: Hawaiian ‘Ukulele Performance and Consumption in Japan