Oral Presentation Session
Reviewed by: Society for Urban, National and Transnational/Global Anthropology
Of interest to: Practicing and Applied Anthropologists, Students
Primary Theme: Violence
Secondary Theme: Resistance
Landscapes, defined in their broadest sense, are an accumulation of cultural processes (Hirsch & O'Hanlon, 1995); forces that shape and form subjectivities, identities, and collectivities (Brown, 2005); and, contexts out of and against which things happen. There is an underlying temporality of past, present, and future embedded in these theorizations of the landscape (Ingold, 1993). As such, the landscape as repository, milieu, and mechanism is poised as an ideal analytic into thinking through the 'post-' or 'the after' of the phenomena, crises, conflicts, projects, and circumstances that necessitate strategies and practices of resistance, resilience, and adaptation. The papers in this panel explore how landscapes – articulations and intersections of the physical, political, social, affective, and developmental – are sites and mediums in which and through which people make sense of memories of the past in the face of violent ruptures and continuities as well as grapple with the future as they mobilize for change and look for answers in failed promises.