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31st Japan Anthropological Workshop Conference in Barcelona

31st Japan Anthropological Workshop Conference in Barcelona

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The 31st JAWS Conference will be held in Barcelona, from July 6-9, 2022. The conference will be 100% face-to-face and based around the global theme: Research  on Japan in the (Post-)COVID-19 Era 

Since the last face-to-face JAWS Conference, held in Aarhus (Denmark) in April 2019,  Japan left the Heisei era behind to fully enter the Reiwa era. The country commemorated  the 10th anniversary of the March 2011 triple disaster, despite multiple unknowns  remaining such as communities undergoing reconstruction and daily recovery. And, due  to the global pandemic, Japan postponed the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games for a year,  finally holding them in 2021 amid widespread social opposition in view of the need to  concentrate government efforts on the ongoing fight against COVID-19. 

Since Aarhus 2019, there can be no doubt that the COVID-19 crisis has shaken Japan  more than any other event, as it has our research projects and personal realities, which  have been affected by a pandemic that has seen our daily lives flooded by dystopian  images. Concepts like ‘social distancing,’ ‘state of emergency,’ ‘lockdown’, and ‘contact [...]

Deadline: 14 February 2022

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