workshop at the EASA conference in Nanterre: Materiality and Poverty

We are pleased to invite the submission of abstracts for the following workshop at the EASA conference in Nanterre, Paris, from the 10th-13th July 2012.

Workshop title:          Materiality and Poverty
Co-convenors:              Erin B. Taylor, Instituto de Ciências Sociais, Universidade de Lisboa
                                        Daniel Miller, University College London
Chair:                             Erin B. Taylor
Discussant:                   Daniel Miller

Short abstract: If materiality is integral to poverty, can poor people have positive relationships with materiality? This workshop critically explores the possibilities and limitations of material forms as vehicles for self-creation and social transformation among the poorest sectors of societies.

You can find the full abstract and workshop details at:

Abstracts should be submitted by November 28th, 2011, by logging into EASA on their homepage.


Feel free to email us if you have any questions. We look forward to receiving your proposals and engaging in a great discussion in Paris!


All the best

Erin Taylor and Daniel Miller

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