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SAR panels at AAA 2017. Click here to see SAR panels at the 2017 AAA Annual Meetings. We have quite a wonderful selection of panels and we hope you will take advantage of it and attend some of the presentations. Also a reminder: our business meeting in scheduled for Saturday, December 2 from noon to 2pm in Marriott, Congressional. We invite you all to […]

SAR at the AAA

Every year, SAR sponsors several panels on the anthropology of religion at the Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association (AAA). In 2017, the meeting will be held in Washington, D.C.

Below is a list of sessions for the 2017 AAA Meetings that may be of interest to SAR members. See also this PDF compiled by section President Adeline Masquelier.

SAR Meeting:

Society for the Anthropology of Religion (SAR) Business Meeting (5-0603)

Saturday, December 2

12:00 PM – 2:45 PM

Marriott, Congressional

We shall be awarding the 2017 Clifford Geertz Book Prize at the Business Meeting.

Invited Sessions:

Race, Religion, and the State: Afro-Diasporic Imaginaries and the Politics of Black Self-Making (3-1080)

Thursday, November 30

4:15 PM – 6:00 PM

Marriott, Maryland Suite B

Author Meets Critics: Anthropologists Respond to Derrick Lemons’ Theologically Engaged Anthropology (4-0300)

Friday, December 1

10:15 AM – 12:00 PM

Marriott, Wilson B

Sessions of Interest to SAR Members:

The Dharma and the Dime: Ethics and Economics in the Anthropology of Buddhism (2-0125)

Wednesday, November 29

12:00 PM – 1:45 PM

Marriott, Virginia Suite B

Sacred places, sacred journeys (2-0445)

Wednesday, November 29

2:15 PM – 4:00 PM

Marriott, Roosevelt 1

Time and Event in the Anthropology of the Middle East (2-0475)

Wednesday, November 29

2:15 PM – 4:00 PM

Omni, Executive Room

`Ilm and Knowledge Production in the Islamic World: Revisiting the Madrasa Complex (Part 1) (3-0095)

Thursday, November 30

8:00 AM – 9:45 AM

Marriott, Maryland Suite C

`Ilm and Knowledge Production in the Islamic World: Revisiting the Madrasa Complex (Part 2) (3-0345)

Thursday, November 30

10:15 AM – 12:00 PM

Marriott, Maryland Suite C

Islam and Economic Theologies (3-0450)

Thursday, November 30

10:15 AM – 12:00 PM

Omni, Congressional A

Rethinking Piety (3-0265)

Thursday, November 30

10:15 AM – 12:00 PM

Marriott, Wilson B

Exemplary Women and Everyday Islam (3-0810)

Thursday, November 30

2:00 PM – 3:45 PM

Marriott, Virginia Suite B

Theorizing Conversion in Cross-Cultural Contexts (4-0185)

Friday, December 1

8:00 AM – 9:45 AM

Marriott, Roosevelt 3

Controversy and Community: Examining the Intersections of Religion and Sexuality (4-0425)

Friday, December 1

10:15 AM – 12:00 PM

Marriott, Washington Room 2

Ethnography, Misrepresentations of Islam, and Advocacy (4-0350)

Friday, December 1

10:15 AM – 12:00 PM

Marriott, Thurgood Marshall South

Reframing Ritual and Ritualizing Return: Where, When and How Religion Matters (4-1105)

Friday, December 1

4:15 PM – 6:00 PM

Marriott, Thurgood Marshall East

Vodu(n) Matters (Part 1) (5-0105)

Saturday, December 2

8:00 AM – 9:45 AM

Marriott, Delaware Suite A

Vodu(n) Matters (Part 2) (5-0445)

Saturday, December 2

10:15 AM – 12:00 PM

Marriott, Delaware Suite A

Affective Effects: Mediated Islam in Southeast Asia (5-0785)

Saturday, December 2

2:00 PM – 3:45 PM

Marriott, Jefferson

Tradition, Ethics, and the Everyday: Transcending a Divide in the Anthropology of Islam (5-1005)

Saturday, December 2

4:15 PM – 6:00 PM

Marriott, Balcony B

Turning East: Contributions from Eastern Christianity to Negotiating Inter-Christian Engagement, Ethnic Diversity, and Cultural Creativity (5-1115)

Saturday, December 2

4:15 PM – 6:00 PM

Marriott, Washington Room 6

‘Moral Returns on Your Money’: Religion and Ethics in the Contemporary Economy (6-0205)

Sunday, December 3

10:15 AM – 12:00 PM

Marriott, Coolidge

Discussing Religious Belonging (6-0315)

Sunday, December 3

10:15 AM – 12:00 PM

Marriott, Washington Room 2

 

Recent Sessions

At the 2016 meeting in Minneapolis, MN, SAR sponsored 22 sessions: