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Investigating welfare from an anthropological perspective


17-18 November 2005

Arrangør: Dept. of Anthropology and Ethnography, University of Aarhus and Network for Anthropological Analysis of Welfare

Følgende invitation opslås på Det Humanistiske Fakultet v. Aarhus Universitet, udsendes til medlemmer af Netværk for Antropologisk Velfærdsforskning samt opslås som specialekursus v. Afd. for Antropologi og Etno-grafi.

Der kræves tilmelding til senest 10. november 2005. Max deltagerantal er 60.

Konferencecentret, Mødelokale 2 og Preben Hornung Stuen i Studenternes Hus, Aarhus Universitet, Ndr. Ringgade 3, 8000 Århus C.

Programme (download programme as PDF file)

Thursday, 17. November

09.30-09.45 Welcome by Lotte Meinert, Susanne Højlund and Eva Gulløv
09.45-10.00 Introduction by Susanne Højlund
10.00-10.45 Professor Richard Jenkins, University of Sheffield, UK: Problematising policy: culture, modernity and government. (Download paper - PDF file)
10.45-11.00 Break
11.00-12.00 Professor of Social Policy John Clarke, The Open University, UK: What's culture got to do with it? Welfare, states and nations.
12.15-13.15 Discussion. Discussant: Steffen Jöhncke
13.15-14.15 Lunch

Professor Michael Seltzer, Faculty of Economics, Public Administration and Social Work, Oslo University College, Norway: Listening to and Observing Welfare States as an Anthropologist: Research among its clients in Scandinavia and Eastern Europe.

15.00-15.15 Break

Dr. Susanne Langer, Research Associate, Cardiff School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University, UK: ‘Claiming new things’: how bureaucratic technologies create persons and objects (download paper - PDF file)

16.15-17.15 Discussion. Discussant: Susanne Højlund

Friday, 18. November

09.00-09.45 Professor emerita, Dorothy Smith, Department of Sociology & Equity Studies in Education at the University of Toronto, Canada: Institutional Ethnography- the significance of texts for the organization of power.
09.45-10.00 Break
10.00-10.45 Professor Susan Wright, University of Education, Denmark: Anthropology of policy: studying processes of welfare reform.
10.45-11.00 Break
11.00-12.00 Discussion. Discussant: Eva Gulløv
12.00-13.00 Lunch
13.00-15.00 Summary and discussion of perspectives for anthropological welfare studies

Download a presentation of the speakers (PDF file).

Updated 22 November 2005 by smc. Please mail comments to the web editor at Centre for Cultural Research.