Annual RC21 Conference 2011

The struggle to belong. Dealing with diversity in 21st century urban settings
Amsterdam (The Netherlands), July 7-9 2011

Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research – Urban Studies
University of Amsterdam – The Netherlands

21. Ethnographic Interventions

Organizer: Anouk de Koning                       

21.1: Innovative Methods.

Chair: Anouk de Koning. Discussant: Philip Kasinitz.

Michelle Hall (Queensland University of Technology)
Imagining community through consumption: An autoethnography

John Joe Schlichtman (a) & Jason Patch (b) (a: University of San Diego b: Roger Williams University)
Gentrifier in the Mirror

Margarethe Kusenbach (University of South Florida)
Mobile Ethnographic Methods: Researching Cities, Communities and Places While Going Along

Walter Alejandro Imilan (Universidad de Chile)           
Making cities by mobility. Ethnography by mobility in Santiago de Chile

21.2 Critical concepts/conceptual critiques.

Chair: Rivke Jaffe. Discussant: AbdouMaliq Simone.

Anouk de Koning (University of Amsterdam)
Social life in public: ethnographic reflections

Pauline Clech (Sciences Po, CNRS)
Importing concepts from one ‘national’ context to another: critical ethnography as safeguard.

Susanna Rosenbaum (Rutgers University)           
 (Re)mapping Los Angeles: marginality in/through the city

Giovanni Picker (University of Kent)
On making diversity. Ethnography and everyday nationalism in two “Gypsy neighborhoods”

RT21.1 Ethnography of Urban Inequality.

Chair: Anouk de Koning.                       

Gabriella Modan (a), Susanna Schaller (b) (a: Ohio State University, b: City College of New York)
“Safe and Clean”: Community Reactions to Business Improvement District (BID) Marketing in a Multi-ethnic Neighborhood

Janet Bauer (Trinity College, Hartforf, Connecticut)           
Cityscape Ethnography and Identity Making: The Americanization of Muslim Refugees in Hartford

Nina Schuster (Dortmund University)           
Ethnography as a Method for the Exploration of the Social Production of Space

Kennosuke Tanaka (Hosei University, Japan)           
"Ethnographic Imagination and Intervention Reflexive Fieldwork of undocumented day labors sites in US"

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21 December 2011
Deadline for abstract submission

10 January 2011
Notification of selected abstracts

1 March 2011
Registration open

15 May 2011
Deadline for early bird registration and for (some) hotel options

31 May 2011
Deadline for paper submission

15 June 2011
Papers online

7-9 July 2011