Informal Session: Anthropologists Facing Decolonization in the Pacific: Actors, Witnesses, or Victims of History? (!)
Thursday February 1, 2:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m., Versailles C
This session aims to explore how Pacific peoples have faced—and continue to face—major political changes towards self-government and/or self-determination in the Pacific, from WWII through the present day. Participants are expected to focus on case studies firmly grounded within a specific time and place, and may either reflect on their own experience and/or draw on the research and life history of a colleague. The session does not intend to rehash well-known debates on anthropology as a colonial science par excellence. It rather aims to address specific questions such as:
Those who have expressed interest so far include: Bastian Bosa and Angela Santamaria, Natacha
Gagne, Alex Golub, Alan Howard and Jan Rensel, Benoit Trepied, Geoffrey White.
For more information or express your interest in participating, please contact the organizers.
Marie Salaün, L’Université Paris Déscartes <firstname.lastname@example.org>;
Benoît Trépied, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales - EHESS <email@example.com>