Abstract no. 474

By taking the title of Sebald’s long prose poem “After Nature” as a point of departure for this contribution, I would like to signify a dramatic uneasiness of humankind’s place in presence. On one hand it means questioning its own situatedness in relation to...

Abstract no. 415

This paper explores how emergent neoliberal structures of labor are contributing to the contemporary notions of health and productivity among young startup workers living in the city of Florianópolis, Brazil. To answer this question, workers’ life stories will be...

Abstract no. 404

This report examines the changes in the attitude of the Spanish society toward immigration. At the beginning of the 21st century Spain quickly transforming into an immigrant-accepting country as a result of the demand for a neoliberal immigration policy. In the 2010s,...

Abstract no. 394

The movement of people from the global “South” to the “North” has become an “everyday” topic in the modern world. In the past, Mexico was a sending country of so-called “illegal immigrants” to the United States. However,...

Abstract no. 392

This study aims to examine the transformation of rural Buddhist temples into entrepreneurial institutions under the constitution established by the elected government of Bhutan. Following the country’s political democratization in 2008, the new constitution forbids...

Abstract no. 384

As a Japanese anthropologist who has spent over two years in Cuba and visits Spain regularly to see how Cubans there are faring under “capitalism,” I have begun to feel that although their way of dealing with new circumstances is not always in accordance with the...

Abstract no. 237

Veracruz is a state with natural resources and a multicultural population that develops various productive activities. On the other hand, a certain tendency of the State to participate in its use for economic purposes has prevailed. This has been active in some...

Abstract no. 31

In a globalizing world, where neoliberalism has settled with strength, the way the Spanish youth understands its own migration trajectories responds, to a great extent, to the naturalization of geographical and political borders, as well as to the permeability of...