The Potential Value of Mobility as an Analytical and Methodological Perspective

Enache, A. (Puhuja: esitelmän pitäjä), Tervonen, M. (Puhuja: esitelmän pitäjä)

Aktiviteetti: Tapahtumaan osallistumisen ja tapahtuman järjestämisen tyypitKonferensseihin, kursseille ja seminaareihin osallistuminen ja näiden järjestäminen


The Norwegian Network on the Anthropology of Mobilities, and
Department of Social Anthropology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

The Potential Value of Mobility
as an Analytical and Methodological Perspective

The overarching motivation of The Norwegian Network on the Anthropology of Mobilities is to engage critically with the current trend in international anthropology as well as in the social sciences in general to put a stronger theoretical emphasis on ‘mobility’. To pursue the debate, the network has invited scholars to reflect upon oscillations between movement and fixity from a societal and state perspective, but also as a reappearing problem within anthropological theory. The above theme involves, for instance, discussion on relationships between movement, connectivity and fixity; how mobility as well as conceptual and actual mobility regimes, whether social, spatial or both, structure societies in different ways and how relationships are maintained, developed and changed through processes of motion and of being moored. Attentive to what is often referred to as ‘the mobility turn’ in social theory, the main aim of the conference is to engage scholars in a critical exploration of the analytical usefulness of the concept of mobility for anthropological thought and theorization. In addition, we question in what manner mobility as an analytical perspective may produce unprecedented methodological insights and engender novel ethnographies and, thus, better informed interpretations of social relationships and society in general.
Aikajakso31 lokakuuta 201630 marraskuuta 2016
Tapahtuman tyyppiKonferenssi
SijaintiTrondheim, Norja