Artisan Production and the World Market: Collaborating in Theory, Methods, and Practice

Short Seminar

October 3–4, 2012

Artisan Production and the World MarketArtisan Production and the World MarketShort Seminar Co-chaired by June Nash, Distinguished Professor Emerita, Department of Anthropology, City University of New York; Katherine O'Donnell, Professor, Department of Sociology, Hartwick College; and Jeanne Simonelli, Professor, Department of Anthropology, Wake Forest University, October 3–4, 2012.Artisan Production and the World MarketShort Seminar Co-chaired by June Nash, Distinguished Professor Emerita, Department of Anthropology, City University of New York; Katherine O'Donnell, Professor, Department of Sociology, Hartwick College; and Jeanne Simonelli, Professor, Department of Anthropology, Wake Forest University, October 3–4, 2012.

This seminar, a collaborative arrangement between SAR and the Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA), brought together an interdisciplinary, intercultural group of artisans and the scholars who work with them to discuss the production, marketing, and consumption of crafts and boutique food products. The seminar participants analyzed learning as an interactive process functioning on three levels: providing practical marketing and business skills for small-scale producers; developing methodologies for understanding and enhancing networks of accompaniment; and evaluating the process in order to enrich cultural and economic theory. The seminar was intended to become the basis for a wider discussion for the SfAA, as well as a the source of at least two publications.

June Nash, Chair Distinguished Professor Emerita, Department of Anthropology, City University of New York Mayan Artisan Production in the Creation of the World and the Re-Creation of Another World
Katherine O'Donnell, Chair Professor, Department of Sociology, Hartwick College “Can You Do More Than Take Photos?” Solidarity, Efficacy, and Cooperative Marketing with Jolom Mayaetik, Mayan Women’s Weaving Cooperative, Chiapas, Mexico
Jeanne Simonelli, Chair Professor, Department of Anthropology, Wake Forest University Cooperative Goals; Cooperative Skills: Culturally Appropriate Enterprise
Karen Charley Traditional Potter, Sisomovi Village, First Mesa, Hopi From a Potter’s Perspective: Negotiating Hopi Traditions in a Global Market
Rosalinda Santiz Diaz Director, K’inal Anzetik, Chiapas and Mexico City Crafts in the World Market Conference
Betty J. Duggan Curator of Ethnography & Ethnology, New York State Museum, Albany Seeking, Selling, and Saving American Indian Arts and Crafts Traditions: Comparing Strategies of Four Successful Cooperative-Collective Ventures
Duncan MacLean Earle Professor and Director, Global Studies/Humanities and Social Sciences, Marymount College, Rancho Palos Verdes Crafty Textiles: Selling to Solidarity and Other Tastes
Christine E. Eber Professor Emerita, Department of Anthropology, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces If Not Us, Who? If Not Now, When?
Lea S. McChesney Research Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Toledo From a Potter’s Perspective: Negotiating Hopi Traditions in a Global Market
Lupita McClanahan Owner, Footpath Journeys of Canyon de Chelly Discussant

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