Everyday Hybridity

Dr Paul O'Connor
Anthropology/Sociology/Cultural Studies/
Hong Kong/Ethnicity/
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Lecturing in Anthropology at CUHK

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  1. Taylor and Francis are offering 50 free downloads of my newly published paper, ”Hong Kong Muslims on Hajj: Rhythms of the Pilgrimage 2.0 and Experiences of Spirituality Among Twenty-First Century Global Cities”. This is published in the upcoming volume of the Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs.
Follow this link to get access to this new paper.
I previously posted on this research here, and for other postings on my blog regarding hajj look here.

    Taylor and Francis are offering 50 free downloads of my newly published paper, ”Hong Kong Muslims on Hajj: Rhythms of the Pilgrimage 2.0 and Experiences of Spirituality Among Twenty-First Century Global Cities”. This is published in the upcoming volume of the Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs.

    Follow this link to get access to this new paper.

    I previously posted on this research here, and for other postings on my blog regarding hajj look here.

     
     
  2. The Department of Anthropology, Chinese University of Hong Kong, invites graduate students in Asia and elsewhere to present their current research at our 7th Postgraduate Student Forum: “Impacting the World: The Emerging Voices of Asian Anthropology”. The Forum, to be held 23-24 January 2015 (Friday and Saturday) at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, will showcase the best of students’ contemporary research on Asia. Hong Kong is a global city, a major node for trade, investment, and the exchange of ideas. The Postgraduate Student Forum seeks to encourage the communication among young anthropologists in and of the East and Southeast Asian region, to help improve their research and to make the excellent research being conducted in Asia to be better known internationally. 
Presentations and Panels
We accept proposals for individual papers ONLY this year. Papers of different topics are welcome, ethnographic work preferred. Papers will then be organized into panels. Each paper presentation will last 15 minutes; PowerPoint and multimedia equipment will be provided. The language of the forum will be English. 
How to Apply
Application procedure and additional information can be found athttp://www.cuhk.edu.hk/ant/pgforum7/index.html Deadline for abstracts is 30 September 2014.   
Forum Dates 
23-24 January 2015 (Friday and Saturday)  For additional information, visit http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/ant/pgforum7/index.html or email anthforum@cuhk.edu.hk telephone: +852 3943 7670

    The Department of Anthropology, Chinese University of Hong Kong, invites graduate students in Asia and elsewhere to present their current research at our 7th Postgraduate Student Forum: “Impacting the World: The Emerging Voices of Asian Anthropology”. The Forum, to be held 23-24 January 2015 (Friday and Saturday) at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, will showcase the best of students’ contemporary research on Asia. 

    Hong Kong is a global city, a major node for trade, investment, and the exchange of ideas. The Postgraduate Student Forum seeks to encourage the communication among young anthropologists in and of the East and Southeast Asian region, to help improve their research and to make the excellent research being conducted in Asia to be better known internationally. 

    Presentations and Panels

    We accept proposals for individual papers ONLY this year. Papers of different topics are welcome, ethnographic work preferred. Papers will then be organized into panels. Each paper presentation will last 15 minutes; PowerPoint and multimedia equipment will be provided. The language of the forum will be English. 

    How to Apply

    Application procedure and additional information can be found athttp://www.cuhk.edu.hk/ant/pgforum7/index.html 
    Deadline for abstracts is 30 September 2014
      

    Forum Dates 

    23-24 January 2015 (Friday and Saturday)  


    For additional information, 
    visit http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/ant/pgforum7/index.html or 
    email anthforum@cuhk.edu.hk 
    telephone: +852 3943 7670

     
     
  3. If you missed Nicole Constable’s recent book launch, there are two further opportunities to hear her talk about her work. On the 13th of June at HKU and also on the 16th of June at FCO in Hong Kong.
Further details can be obtained via the HKU Press site.

    If you missed Nicole Constable’s recent book launch, there are two further opportunities to hear her talk about her work. On the 13th of June at HKU and also on the 16th of June at FCO in Hong Kong.

    Further details can be obtained via the HKU Press site.

     
     
  4. Some thoughts on the THES University rankings.

     
     
  5. CUHK Undergraduate Student Forum

    This afternoon our students provided short presentations on their final year projects. The organisation, the topics, and the presentations were excellent. Projects included, but were not limited to, the marginalisation of waste management workers, DJs negotiating new technology, BDSM in Hong Kong, leaving pool meals, and the everyday complexities of left handedness.

    The students, I am proud to say, did a great job. Looking forward to next year’s event.

     
     
  6. Free access to past papers from Ethnic and Racial Studied Journal

     
     
  7. Upcoming Event at CUHK

    The Philomathia Lectures on Human Values 2014

    Is it possible to be a robust cultural pluralist and a dedicated liberal at the same time? How are anthropologists and psychologists steeped in a liberal ethics of autonomy able to fairly represent the moral thinking of “others” whose moral judgments are rooted in an illiberal ethics of community and divinity? Although this year’s Philomathia Lectures will present a thumbnail sketch of five major findings from research on the cultural psychology of moral thinking the main objectives of the lectures are (1) to highlight the limits of liberal moral concepts for judging the moral foundations of diverse cultural traditions; (2) to ask what a highly developed social intelligence should look like in a complex multicultural society; and (3) to open a long overdue conversation about the provocative “equality-difference paradox”, which suggests that embracing cultural diversity and promoting economic equality are not harmonious social policy goals.


    Professor Richard Shweder is Harold Higgins Swift Distinguished Service Professor Department of Comparative Human Development at The University of Chicago

    Tuesday 25 March 2014
    The Moral Challenge of Robust Cultural Pluralism

    Wednesday 26 March 2014
    The Equality-Difference Paradox: Lessons from a Jewish Village

    Thursday 27 March 2014
    Response Lectures
    Feat. Prof. Joan Miller, Prof. Tage Rai and Prof. Michael Bond

    All lectures begin at 5.30pm
    Cho Yiu Hall, G/F,
    University Administration Building,
    The Chinese University of Hong Kong

     
     
  8. 800,000 Year Old Human Footprints Discovered in Norfolk

    (The Guardian)

    The oldest human footprints ever found outside Africa, left in a muddy river estuary 800,000 years ago, have been discovered in Norfolk by scientists from the British Museum and other national museums and universities.

    National History Museum

     
     
  9. (Source: thresholdukraine)

     
     
  10. It has been a busy week and I have been slower than usual with updates. Hi to all my new followers, I hope you enjoy the blog.
Today was the first day of CUHK’s 6th Annual Postgraduate Student Forum. The event has been really engaging and I am very proud to be associated with it. It is a truly international event with scholars sharing their research in numerous fields, from a host of universities. The calibre of the presentations has been excellent and I have been exposed to some promising academics and new avenues of research. It has also been a great opportunity to catch up with people too.
I must also mention that the forum is also highly commendable as it has been organised solely by the postgraduate students at CUHK Anthropology. It’s a mammoth task and a real testament to our students and the department. Bravo!
The event continues tomorrow at Yasumoto International Park CUHK campus.
Follow the link for a rundown of the presentations.

    It has been a busy week and I have been slower than usual with updates. Hi to all my new followers, I hope you enjoy the blog.

    Today was the first day of CUHK’s 6th Annual Postgraduate Student Forum. The event has been really engaging and I am very proud to be associated with it. It is a truly international event with scholars sharing their research in numerous fields, from a host of universities. The calibre of the presentations has been excellent and I have been exposed to some promising academics and new avenues of research. It has also been a great opportunity to catch up with people too.

    I must also mention that the forum is also highly commendable as it has been organised solely by the postgraduate students at CUHK Anthropology. It’s a mammoth task and a real testament to our students and the department. Bravo!

    The event continues tomorrow at Yasumoto International Park CUHK campus.

    Follow the link for a rundown of the presentations.