Fieldwork Relations in the context of Development or Emergency:
Access, risks, knowledge, restitutions
Montpellier, 13-15 juin 2013
For its 2013 conference, the Euro-African Association for the Anthropology of Social Change and Development proposes to deepen the methodological, epistemological and ethical questions which are inherent to the relationships of research in humanitarian or development aid situations.
The Conference took place from Thursday June the 13th to Saturday June the 15th at noon. It has been open by two Key Note Speeches (with simultaneous translation) :
– Pr Tania Murray LI (Toronto University, Canada) : How do development institutions think : anthropological fieldwork inside development institutions.
– Pr Loïc WACQUANT (University of California-Berkeley/CESSP-Paris) : Un sociologue français dans le ghetto noir américain: entrer, circuler, sortir.
Around 80 communications from more than 20 countries have been presented and discussed, in 20 panels covering the following main topics :
- Field relations: ethic and epistemologic issues
- Fieldwork in/on margins
- Anthropology in/of institutions
- Knowledges : confrontation, negotiation, co-production
French and english were working langages. English-speaking panels were organized each half-day.