SCA Biannual Meeting 2014
The Ends of Work
Detroit, Michigan, May 9–10
For information on the SCA's spring meeting, please see this announcement. Those wishing to submit panels, or to find a panel for their paper, should read the instructions on our forum panel construction.
SCA @ AAA 2012 San Francisco
Join us in San Francisco for our annual Culture@Large session, this year with Lauren Berlant, student-faculty workshops, SCA's business meeting, and much much more!
Culture@Large, "On Biopolitics and Attachment to Life" with Lauren Berlant
Schedule of Events SCA@AAA
Past Culture@Large Events
On Biopolitics and the Attachment to Life
organized by Kath Weston
San Francisco, 2012
The Human is More than Human
organized by John Hartigan
Militarization of the Social
organized by Cori Hayden
New Orleans, 2010
Sex and Secularity
organized by Mary Murrell
Civilizing Modern Practices
organized by Marisol de la Cadena
Conversations wtih Henrika Kuklick
organized by Ana Alonso
San Jose, 2006
The Post-Soviet Condition
organized by Judith Farquhar
Rethinking American Culture: The Social Warrant of Consumer Citizenship and Hostile Privatism
organized by Michael Fischer
Reading for a Living: Some Observations on the Differences Between Lay and Professional Reading
organized by Dan Segal
Race, Power, and Social Justice
organized by Polly Strong
New Orleans, 2002
organized by Vincanne Adams
Washington, D.C., 2001
Making Bedfellows of Philosophers and Anthropologists
organized by Brackette Williams
Washington, DC 1997
About the SCA Spring Meeting
SCA spring meetings are held every two years. The goal is to showcase the best work in interdisciplinary, innovative, and critical anthropologies in alternative settings in contrast to the larger AAA conventions.
When SCA was first founded in the 1980s, conferences were as small as 50 or 60 attendees, with conversations organized around two to three plenaries, with a few extra panels on the side.
Since that time, with the growth of the SCA and the drive to share in members' work, as many as 300 now attend, with approximately 100 presenters in a weekend program. Holding to the original format of SCA conferences from their inception, we look for works-in-progress that turn on a central organizing question across keynote lectures, plenary presentations, and the panels and individual papers accepted.
SCA conferences are held in small, great locations--such as Portland's Governor Hotel, Milwaukee's Pfister Hotel, or the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California--with plenty of space for social engagement to work at a relaxed pace.
SCA Meeting Archive
Life and Death: A Conversation
2010 Santa Fe
2008 Long Beach
Ethics, Aesthetics, Politics
Translations of Value
Engaging Regimes of Technoscience
1999 San Francisco
States of Power: Culture, Governmentality, and Markets in Transition
1997 San Francisco
1995 New York City
States of Violence and the Violence of Status
Cultural Production under Late Capitalism
Culture and Colonization
Culture and Memory
1990 Santa Monica
Making Popular Culture
Challenges to the Concept of Culture
The Relationship Between Culture and Self
David Schneider Lecture Archive
Joao Biehl (Princeton University) and Vinh-Kim Nguyen (U Montreal)
Donna Haraway (U California, Santa Cruz)
"Staying with the Trouble: Xenoecologies of Home for Companions in the Contact Zones"
In conversation with John Law (Open University Sociology and the CRESC ESRC Research Centre)
Santa Fe, 2010
Talal Asad (CUNY Graduate Center)
"Freedom of Speech and Religious Limitations"
Long Beach, 2008
Timothy Mitchell (New York U)
"Culture and Economy"
Mahmood Mamdani (Columbia U)
"Post-Apartheid Perspectives on America and Israel"
Paul Rabinow (U California, Berkeley)
"The Problem of Anthropology"
Ashraf Ghani (Johns Hopkins, World Bank)
"State-Power and Production and Destruction of Public Value: Toward an Ethnographic Approach"
San Francisco, 1999