Business and design anthropology sessions at the 2013 Society for Applied Anthropology meetings


Here is a quick list of all of the business anthropology and consumer research-related sessions taking place at the upcoming Society for Applied Anthropology meetings in Denver, CO this March. Not surprisingly, there aren’t that many. For a complete list of all sessions, workshops and events, please visit the SfAA’s website or see the current draft program.

Business Anthropology Roundtable
Wednesday, March 20th 12:00 – 1:20 pm
Brigitte Jordan (PARC), Maryann McCabe (Culture Connex), Brian Moeran (Copenhagen Business School), and Timothy de Waal Malefyt (Fordham University)

So You Wanna Make an Ethnographic Film?: Methods and Tips for Beginners
Friday, March 21st 3:30 – 5:20 pm
Stev Weidlich (AECOM): Lights, Camera, Plan!: Preproduction for your Ethnographic Film
Christopher LeClere (Independent): iPhones to Imax: A Brief Survey of Video Equipment and its Use in Ethnographic Research
Jared Schultz (Rowan University): From the “Ken Burns Effect” to Nonlinear Storytelling: Creative Editing Techniques in the Context of Ethnographic Filmmaking
Sara Masetti (UNT): Film Festival Marketing and Social Media Promotion: Distribution Strategies for Film Students and Beginning Filmmakers 

Institutionalizing Financial Behavior: Anthropological Perspectives (PESO)
Saturday, March 22nd 8:00 – 9:50 am
Thomas K. Park (U. Arizona): Aristotle’s Critique of the Sumerian Financial Paradigm
James Greenberg (U. Arizona): The Rise of Modern Consumer Credit
Michael Coffey (U. Arizona): The Household as Institution
Hsain Ilahiane (UKY): Appropriate Technology for Financial Inclusion: The Case of Kenya’s M-Pesa

Anthropologists’ Perspectives of Corporate Culture
Saturday March 22nd 10:00 – 11:50 am
Dipak R. Pant (LIUC): Helping Italian Entrepreneurs Embrace Sustainability Principles
Matthew Stoffer (SUNY-Buffalo): Bridging the Gap: Translational Anthropology and the Corporate Cube Plantation
Amy Santee (Independent): The Exotic Anthropologist: Reflections on Working in Corporatelandia
Timothy de Waal Malefyt (Fordham U), Barbara Olsen (SUNY Old Westbury): Saving Our Backs: Exploring a Century of Mattress Marketing
Lauren Bae (Columbia U): That’s Not My Job: The Social Significance of Crossing Crafts among U.S. Postal Service (USPS) Employees

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