SPAs at AAA 2005


SPA Sponsored Meetings and Events at American Anthropological Association Meetings 2005


The following list of sessions is in chronological order with session titles followed by program and session ID numbers in parentheses and a brief statement of the subjects/locales as referred to in the session abstracts.

WED 11/30/2005

2:00-5:45 PM
Globalization, Embodiment, and Identity (0-028/1058)
Mexican and Central American domesticas in Los Angeles; history classrooms post-unified Germany; young women’s lives Nepal; international competitive ballroom dancing; northeastern Algonquian artists New England; trans-Pacific Asian American professionals; Islamic banking and global community; Slow Food Movement, Italy and world-wide; a Chicago hair salon, African-American and African stylistic trends and global laissez-faire.

6:00-7:45 PM
Who Is a Good Person? (0-074/1049)
Chinese only-children; Oaxaca, Mexico; Newars Nepal; women Northeast Brazil, Botswana, South Africa and the U.S.

THURS 12/1/2005

8:00-11:45 AM
INVITED SESSION Uncanny Minds: Freud’s Unheimlich, and Mental States Medicine, and Madness (1-033/1253)
Rural India; post Coup Indo-Fijian Communities; Italian Mental Health community; contemporary Javanese painter; rural western Canada Aboriginal children with FASD; Arab-Muslim immigrants US; Turkey-Istanbul hospitals, Turkish literature; US hospital psychiatric rounds.

1:45-3:30 PM
Recent Trends in Life History Research (1-080/1389)
Emigrants former Soviet Union; American Middle Class; Java and Bali, Indonesia.

1:45-3:30 PM Poster session.
The Social Psychology of Self Construction (1-085/1647)
Post-Soviet Latvia; Tanzania.

6:30-9:00 PM
Board Meeting (1-192/1284)

FRI 12/2/2005

8:00-9:45 AM
INVITED POSTER SESSION Morals and Mating: How Religions Regulate Sexuality and Negotiate Marriage Contracts. (2-019/1538)
Jewish priests and Israelites; Lutheranism Scandinavian countries; Islamic law; Chinese one-child policy, Shanghai and rural NW China.

10:15 AM-12:00 PM
Voices and Visions (2-074/1124)
Case study: Roman Catholic convent, urban Mexico.

1:45-3:30 PM
The Organization of Diversity: A Developmental Perspective (2-106/1328)
American countercultural and conventional families; secondary school SE U.S.; Anglo and Cherokee youth, western North Carolina; two Colombian cities; Samoan children.

6:15-7:30 PM
SPA Business Meeting (2-213/1285)

7:30-8:30 PM
SPA Cash Bar (2-223/1286)

SAT 12/3/2005

8:00-9:45 AM
INVITED SESSION Localities and Subjectivities (3-010/1091)
Shi’a ritual lamentation, Iran and non-Muslim media audience; Cairo, Egypt; Yap, Federated States of Micronesia; African American children with chronic illnesses and disabilities.

8:00-9:45 AM
Trauma Memory, Family Dynamics, and Therapeutic Interventions (3-024/1644)
Torture survivors and refugees US and Europe; Holocaust survivors and descendants; Israel; war veterans US.

1:45-3:30 PM
Defining & Addressing Mental Health Needs in Native North America: Perspectives on Current Cultural Politics (3-074/1390)
Pima Indians, northern Plains reservation community; Northern Algonquian First Nation community in Midwestern Canada; Native healers and clients in Canada and U.S.; remote-dwelling First Nations women, Cree, NW Indian Country.

12:00-2:00 PM
Ethos Editorial Board Meeting (3-135/1)

SUN 12/4/2005
8:00-9:45 AM
Memory Work, Symbolic Mediation, and the Narrative Emplotment of Self at the Margins of Empire (4-018/1466)
History teaching in Bulgarian schools; Israeli High Schools; Turkish Cypriot community; Welsh history teachers.

8:00-9:45 AM
Temporality and Subjectivity in Amazonia (4-028/1388)
Guaja, Kulina of western Brazil; Kayabi, a Tupi-speaking Brazilian Amazonian people; Xinguano (southern Amazon); Cahinahua (Purus, Brazil); Piraha.