I am interested in proposing a panel on the power of individualist thinking in American culture for the 2011 Meeting of the American Anthropological Association in Montreal, Quebec (Nov 16-20). I welcome replies from anyone working on issues related to this subject and am open to shaping the panel around whatever commonalties emerge among our research projects.
My own research concerns individualist ideologies among unemployed white-collar workers in the United States. I am particularly interested in how job seekers' sense of themselves as independent and in control of their own destinies makes it difficult for them to acknowledge the ways in which their lives are shaped by forces (often neoliberal ones) beyond their own control. (Feel free to read more about my project and recent book here: http://www.cornellpress.cornell.edu/cup_detail.taf?ti_id=9916.)
If you are interested in participating or would like more information, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org before March 15, 2011. Feel free to forward this call to others you think might be interested.
Assistant Professor of American Studies
California State University, Fullerton
800 North State College Blvd., UH 313
Fullerton, CA 92834
657-278-7359 Email: email@example.com
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