Three of our CaSt-members are hosting panels at this year’s EASA conference New anthropological horizons in and beyond Europe, which will take place virtually.
Christof Lammer (Alpen-Adria-University Klagenfurt) & André Thiemann (Riga Stradiņš University): Infrastructures of Value: Uniqueness and Genericness in Agri-Food Chains.
Value has often been discussed with examples from agriculture. On this old terrain, this panel opens new views on valuation through the lens of infrastructure. This directs attention to material creations of uniqueness and genericness and challenges persistent binaries in economic anthropology: artisan versus industrial production, gift versus commodity exchange, capitalism versus socialism, civil society versus state, community versus market.
Christof Lammer | André Thiemann
Ivan Rajković (University of Vienna) & Larisa Kurtović (University of Ottawa): Water Will Rise: New Political Lives of a Life-giving Substance. This panel asks how this “turn to water” reshapes collective life and the political itself, by simultaneously making it naturalised, popularised, and sacralised.