Informal Session: Affect and Place in the Contemporary Pacific
Organizers: Paige West and Jamon Halkavsz
We had a productive and exciting session with thirty-six participants, seventeen of whom have committed to writing 8000 word papers for the continuation of the session next year in Auckland. Our group consisted of scholars working across the full Pacific region, with both urban and rural based projects. All of the participants talked about their on-going work focused on affect, space, place, and subjectivity. Specific topics included taboo, climate change, soundscapes, labor and gender, commemoration, landscapes and social relations, custom, human-animal relations, place and kinship, material culture, displacement, migration, and diasporas.
Paige West, Columbia University <firstname.lastname@example.org>;
Jamon Halkavsz, University of Texas San Antonio < email@example.com>