MA in Anthropology & Development Postgraduate Workshop [co-sponsored by Dept of Anthropology & MUSSI]

Friday, April 26, 2019 - 10:00 to 15:30
Council Room, Riverstown House

MA Anthropology and Development Workshop

'What migration processes reveal about global restructurings'

What do the movements of Central Americans into Mexico and the US, of Turkish migrants into Germany, of the Chinese in France or of Peruvians in Italy tell us about the emerging nodes and modes of capitalist dominance? What can we learn about systemic change from the forms of labour and the practices of place-making and social reproduction undertaken by migrants in these new locations? Tracing landscapes of dispossession and histories of migration, the participants in this symposium will take ethnography beyond the everyday to illuminate contemporary capitalist restructurings.


Professor Gavin Smith (Emeritus Professor of Anthropology, University of Toronto; Visiting Professor, Maynooth Anthropology Dept.)

Professor Winnie Lem (International Development Studies, Trent University)

Professor Ayse Caglar (Dept. of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Vienna)

Dr Kathy Powell (School of Political Science and Sociology, NUI Galway)

Jointly sponsored by the Maynooth University Department of Anthropology & Maynooth University Social Sciences Institute (MUSSI)