The Research Network for Postsocialist Cultural Studies Interest Group is calling for panel submissions for the 2018 AAA Annual Meeting “Change in the Anthropological Imagination” to be held on Nov.
We've kicked off the school year with a fantastic Anthropology News article by Amy Garey (UCLA) about her fieldwork with student comedy leagues (KVN) in Russia and Ukraine. "Agents of Humor?" responds to a NATO-backed report that suggested that KVN is a soft-power tool of the Kremlin, and explains ethnographically why this is anything but the case. Read Amy's work here: http://www.anthropology-news.org/index.php/2017/09/21/agents-of-humor/.
Soyuz has three, count 'em three new pieces up on Anthropology News, all surrounding the theme of "Romanian Mobilities: Vehicles of Migration in New Europe." Check out Andrey Vozyanov's "Relics of the Future: The Sociotechnical Functions of Secondhand Trams in Romanian Cities"; Anatolie Coșciug's "Transnational Motorways: The Secondhand Car Trade in a Country of Migration"; and Elena Popa's "Fellow Passengers: Roma and Romanian Migrants in France." Find Andrey's piece from the Anthropology News homepage (links to the other pieces are in the article), or the w