“Post-Reformasi Indonesia: the challenges of social inequalities and inclusion”
Date limite pour l’envoi des abstracts : 4 mars 2016
6th International Symposium of Journal of Anthropology Indonesia
Department of Anthropology, University of Indonesia
26-28 July, 2016
Venue: University of Indonesia, Depok
Call for Panel Proposals
The challenges of social inequalities and inclusion
Since Reformasi began in 1998, Indonesia has experienced tremendous political, economic, social, and cultural transformations. The nation has made significant progress in building a more democratic polity. The general election in 2014 was an important turning point. The newly elected president, Joko Widodo (widely known as Jokowi), is the first with no ties to the Suharto regime which many people take as a positive sign of change.
When we organized the first Symposium of Jurnal Antropologi Indonesia in 2000, we were optimistic that Reformasi would improve the lives of Indonesians everywhere. In particular, we believed that greater political equality and increased multiculturalism would lead to greater social and economic equality. However Indonesia is experiencing rising income gaps , conflicts over access to resources and jobs, increasing religious intolerance, and continued marginalization of groups and individuals. Some scholars predict that these problems will continue because reformasi alone could not address the root causes of inequality.
For the 6th International Symposium of the Journal of Anthropology Indonesia, we
invite Indonesian and foreign scholars to propose panels and papers to discuss pressing issues associated with inequality. The objective of the symposium is to explore the social, political-economic, and cultural dimensions of these inequalities, their underlying causes, and the challenges of addressing them. We seek contributions that critically analyze various forms and processes producing inequalities, including government and non- government initiatives and interventions meant to address these problems.
The following are some key questions we hope participants will address.
1. In what ways are ethnic, gender, and other forms of social difference linked to inequality?
2. In what ways might corruption contribute to current patterns of inequality?
3. How are socio-economic inequalities exacerbated by social and political responses to environmental factors? ( for example, preventing and addressing environmental disasters, climate change, pollution, or regional differences in resource endowments.)
4. In what ways do people resist and find ways to overcome the inequalities that they experience in daily life?
5. In what ways are processes of inequality being shaped by International agendas and national policies (for example ASEAN Free trade, global investment, international development agenda)?
Possible panels and topics
The organizing committee has identified the topics for consideration. Applicants are encouraged to construct other panel and paper topics.
• Urbanization and inequalities
• regional inequalities in the context of the nation-state
• Language minorities in the contemporary national context
• Inequalities in media representations
• Gendered and or racialized access to and control of lands and natural resources
• Feminist contributions to the study of all inequalities
• political ecologies of regional development
• REDD+ and other international projects in Indonesia: the politics of access and exclusion
• Citizenship and identity politics producing difference
• Is pluralism equitable by definition?
• Religious conflict and cooperation in contemporary Indonesia: bases of equality and inequality.
• Cultural hegemony and the experiences of majorities or minorities
• Social movements and collective actions :addressing inequalities?
• Indigeneity and the shaping of political identities
• Persistent poverty in Indonesia
• Inequality related by the downturn of public services
• Deadline application for panel proposals is 11 December 2015
• Decision notification for panel by 4 January 2016
• Deadline for paper abstract is 4 March 2016
• Notification of acceptance of paper abstract is 31 March 2016
• Deadline for submitting conference paper is 30 June 2016
Guideline for submitting panel proposals
• Proposal must have information about the panel title, the name(s) of person(s) who would be responsible as the organizer and a description about the panel objectives (max. 300 words).
• Panel organizer(s) will be responsible to select papers to be presented in the panel, a chair and a discussant.
• Each panel session has minimum 3 (three) papers. The time allocation for each paper for presentation and discussion is 30 minutes.
• An individual may serve as an organizer, a discussant, or a chair in a number of panels.
• Send the panel proposals to the organizing committee at: email@example.com
Secretariat of the Organizing Committee
Center for Anthropological Studies
1st Floor, Building B, FISIP – University of Indonesia, Depok 16424.
Phone/fax: (+62 21) 78881032
Contact person: Semiarto Aji Purwanto (firstname.lastname@example.org)