[KS] seeking panelist, annual meeting, American Anthropological Association (November, Minneapolis)

Witteveen GP sjmi_y at yahoo.com
Fri Mar 18 08:06:07 EDT 2016

Dear KoreanStudies readers,

I'm forwarding this CFP on behalf our colleagues in Seoul. They seek one more panelist. Please forward to others you know who do not read KoreanStudies.

-- Guven Witteveen
Guven Peter Witteveen, anthroview at gmail.com; skype address: gpwitteveen

=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=Greetings from Seoul, Korea. Below is a panel absract that we, Hyang Jin Jung and Junehui Ahn, are organizing for the 2016 AAA meeting. 
We'd like to have one more panelist. If you are interested, please send us an abstract of 250 words and title, by March 25. 
Many thanks. Hyang Jin Jung (hjjung at snu.ac.kr) and Junehui Ahn (zuni12 at hotmail.com)

Entanglements of Sociality, Political Ideology, and the Psyche: The Two KoreasOrganizers: Hyang Jin Jung (Seoul National University), Junehui Ahn (University of Seoul)

The twin political ideologies of modernity, capitalism and socialism, have found an unparalleled stage for their rivalry on the Korean peninsula, unparalleled for its intensity, ostentation, and duration. South Korea has relentlessly embraced modernization through a heavy involvement of the state and an increasing role of the market, while North Korea has developed a self-styled socialist modernization program with comparable zeal and determination, if not without tragic political consequences. Given the well-known cultural and historical homogeneity of Korea, the ideological divergence on the peninsula for the recent 70 years raises serious questions as to the place of culture in relation to political ideology and the psyche. Koreans in both Koreas have a shared tradition of collectivism, in which certain cultural models of sociality figure centrally in organizing both communal life and self-understanding. This panel addresses how shared cultural models of sociality for collectivism have adapted to the differing routes to modernity in either Korea. The ethnographic examples presented include: North Korean sociality in the performing arts in the case of a North Korean refugee troupe; the cultural psychodynamics of collectivism involving the Party Our Mother in North Korea; the self-other dynamics in a “collectivist” theater troupe in South Korea; communalities and relationalities of peer culture among affluent Gangnam preschoolers in South Korea. The panel aims to augment psychological anthropology’s longstanding discussions on the issues of collectivism, sociality, and selfhood by indicating the psychocultural contours of collectivisms across two Koreas, North and South.정향진서울대학교 인류학과 교수, 학과장서울시 관악구 관악로 1번지 JUNG Hyang JinProfessor, ChairDepartment of AnthropologySeoul National UniversitySeoul 151-746South Korea phone: +82-2-880-9006fax: +82-2-878-8621
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