Annual Conference of the Commission on Urban Anthropology [CUA-IUAES]

Venue & Date : University Jean Monnet, St Etienne, France, 8-10 July 2014

Nowadays, there is a growing interest among anthropologists to do urban research that looks at both the government of the city and the dwellers’ representations of the city (Lefebvre). Many ethnographies have thus focused, on the one hand, on urban policies and, on the other hand, on social practices. The Urban Anthropology Series - published by Ashgate - and the works published in the Journal Urbanities are good examples of this growing trend among anthropologists, which is consistent with the major transformation of cities around the world : gentrification, competition between cities, urban sprawl, mobility, heritagization, etc.. Urbanity is paradoxically claimed as one of the main attributes of Modernity at a time when cities are diluting and disseminating.

The aim of this conference is to understand both the dreamed/planned cities and the experienced cities. However, we do not want to oppose those who think the city to those who inhabit and practice it. Everyone is entitled to have personal thoughts about the place where one lives.

General Convenors
Michel Rautenberg, Centre Max Weber, Université Jean Monnet, St Etienne, France
Corine Védrine, Centre Max Weber, Ecole nationale supérieure d’architecture de Lyon, France

Scientific committee of the conference
Ahmed Boubeker, University of St Etienne (France)
Bella Dicks, University of Cardiff (UK)
Ivaylo Ditchev, University of Sofia (Bulgaria)
Jerry Krase, Brooklyn College (USA)
Italo Pardo, University of Kent (UK)
Giuliana Prato, University of Kent (UK)
Manos Spyridakis, University of Corinth (Greece)

Publié le 30 juin 2014