Το Εργαστήριο Ανθρωπολογικής Έρευνας του Τμήματος Κοινωνικής Ανθρωπολογίας του Παντείου Πανεπιστημίου με χαρά σας προσκαλεί στην ακόλουθη ομιλία:
Τρίτη 23 Μαΐου | 12:30-14:00 | αίθουσα Γ6, νέο κτίριο
Ομιλία της Margaret Bullen, καθηγήτριας κοινωνικής ανθρωπολογίας στο Πανεπιστήμιο της Χώρας των Βάσκων, φεμινίστρια και μέλος της ερευνητικής ομάδας του AFIT (Ερευνητική ομάδα φεμινιστικής ανθρωπολογίας στο UPV) / Feminist Anthropology Research Group (AFIT), University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)
Fiesta as a field for feminist anthropology. Thoughts from the Basque Country.
Η διάλεξη θα διεξαχθεί στα αγγλικά // The talk will take place in English
The title of this talk revolves around the concept of fiesta – a central part of Basque and indeed Spanish social life – from a feminist point of view. I will explore the field in different dimensions. First, I look briefly at fiesta as a field of anthropological enquiry, reviewing how it has been approached in Basque and Spanish anthropology. Secondly, I will consider it as a field for feminist action and how the demand of women to participate in certain fiestas – particularly the Alardes – of Irun and Hondarribia, subject of my ethnographic research over almost three decades – brought the fiesta into the forefront of both activism and anthropology. Finally, I will consider the theoretical and methodological issues that the study of fiesta from a feminist perspective has brought to the more traditional field of festive studies in the Basque Country and Spain, or to the present popular arena of immaterial cultural heritage.
Βιογραφικό/ Short CV
Margaret Bullen (Nedging, Suffolk, U.K., 1964) is a feminist anthropologist living in the Basque Country, since 1991 and lecturing in the Faculty of Education, Philosophy and Anthropology at the University of the Basque Country since 2005. She graduated in Modern Languages (French and Spanish) at the University of Bristol (1987), and did a PhD at the Institute of Latin American Studies, University of Liverpool (1991) on cultural and social economic change among Andean migrants in the shanty towns of Arequipa, Peru. Interests in migration, identity, language and change have remained a constant, strengthened by a gendered perspective and focus on gender and symbolic systems. More recently, her research has centred on conflicts relating to changes proposed in rituals in the festival context, especially the polemic over the participation of women in the parades or Alardes of Hondarribia and Irun, but also the Moor’s Parade in Antzuola or Drum Parade (Tamborrada) of Donostia-San Sebastián, among others. As a member of AFIT (Feminist Anthropology Research Group) she has participated in the project Continuities, conflicts and ruptures with regard to inequality: gender relations and bodily and emotional practices amongst the Basque youth and is currently working on the project “New solidarities, reciprocities and alliances. The emergence of collaborative spaces of political participation and redefinition of citizenship, funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitivity (MINECO-I+D+i, CSO2017-82903-R, 2018-2021). Bullen has a firm interest in applied anthropology and in 2002 was co-founder of Farapi, the first Basque consultancy in this vein. She continues to collaborate in gender related projects of social impact. Representative of her work is the co-authored book, Tristes espectáculos: las mujeres y los Alardes de Irun y Hondarribia (2003) and Basque Gender Studies (2003) produced in conjunction with her teaching activity in Basque Culture and Gender Studies with the University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC) in Donostia-San Sebastián.