FIRST SUMMER SESSION, 2010

ReSET
The Soviet in Everyday Life
OSI/HESP
2010-2013
Dates: August 20-26, 2010
Place: Bodrum, Turkey
Working language: English, Russian
 
Participants from: Armenia, Belarus, England, Estonia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Ukraine
Preliminary schedule for the 2010 summer session in Bodrum
 
Program of the session 
 
Tuesday, 20 July
Arrivals
19:00-21:30 Dinner and welcome activity
 
Wednesday, 21 July
07:30-08:30 Breakfast begins
09:00-10:00 Introductions and orientation (Organizers: G. Aitpaeva, A. Alymbaeva, L. Adams)
10:30-12:30 Discussion: Beginning to conceptualize “the Soviet” (Discussion moderators: A. Alymbaeva, J. Schoeberlein)
13:00-14:00 Lunch begins
14:00-15:30 Small group discussions of the “statement of teaching philosophy.”
                  Feedback from peers and faculty on bringing innovations into teaching.
                  Introduction/organizers: G. Aitpaeva, L. Adams, R. Rahimov
                  Small group moderators: all faculty
16:30-18:00 Group social activity
19:00-20:00 Dinner 
20:00-21:30 Discussion: What does it mean to compare?
                  Introduction/organizers: Adams, Féaux
 
Readings:
1) Richard G. Fox and Andre Gingrich (2002). “Introduction,” in A. Gingrich and R. G. Fox (eds.), Anthropology, by comparison. London: Routledge, pp. 1-24.
2) Boyer, Dominic and Alexei Yurchak (2008). “Postsocialist Studies, cultures of parody and American stiob,” Anthropology News, November 2008, pp. 9-10.
Discussants: [TBA]
 
 
Thursday, 22 July
07:30-08:30 Breakfast begins
09:00-10:30 Faculty-led seminar: Serguei Oushakine, Biographies of Everyday Objects
 
Readings:
1) Igor Kopytoff. The Cultural Biography of Things: Commodification. In: The Social Life of Things: Commodities in Cultural Perspective. Ed. by Arjun Appadurai. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1986, pp.64-94.
2) Сергей Третьяков. Биография вещи // Литература факта: первый сборник материалов работников ЛЕФа. Под ред. Н. Ф. Чужака. (1929). М., 2000, СС. 68-74. Sergei Tretiakov. The Biography of the Object. October, Fall 2006 (Vol.118), pp. 57-62.
Discussants: Skubytska [1], Joraev [2]
 
11:00-12:30 Discussion: Why study everyday life?
 
Discussion leaders: Ismailbekova, Schoeberlein, Rahimov
Readings:
1) (English OR Russian option) Boym, Svetlana (1994). From: Common places: Mythologies of everyday life in Russia. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press; selections: overview of the book (pp. 20-27), section on byt (pp. 29-41) and section on private life (pp. 73-95). ИЛИ Бойм, Светлана (2002[1994]). Общие места: мифология повседневной жизни. Москва: Новoе литературное обозрение (pp. 36-44, 47-60, 101-119).
2) Козлова, Наталья (2005). “Сцены из частной жизни периода «застоя»: семейная переписка,” inСоветские люди: сцены из истории. Москва: Европа, pp. 407-433.
Discussants: Gharagulyan [1], Abdrakhmanova [1], Skubytska [2]
 
13:00-14:00 Lunch begins
14:00-15:30 Faculty-led seminar: Galina Orlova, Optics and Politics in the USSR: Vision in Soviet Contexts
 
Readings:
1) Crary, Jonathan (1992). Chapter 1: “Modernity and the problem of observer,” in Techniques of the observer: On vision and modernity in the 19th century. Cambridge: MIT Press, pp. 1-24.
2) Goodwin, Charles (1994). “Professional vision,” American anthropologist, 96(3)606-633.
3) Сарторти, Розалинде [Sartorti, Rosalinde] (2006). “Фотокультура II или «верное видение»,” in Х. Гюнтера, С. Хэнсген (eds.), Советская власть и медиа. Санкт-Петербург: Академический проект, pp. 145-163.
Discussants: Joraev [1]
 
15:30-19:00 Free time
19:00 Dinner
20:00-21:30 Film and discussion: Русский Cувенир (реж. Александров, 1960 год) (Discussion leaders: Orlova, Féaux)
 
 
Friday, 23 July
 07:30-08:30 Breakfast begins
09:00-10:30 Faculty-led seminar: Gulnara Aitpaeva, Religion and Spirituality in Everyday Life
 
Readings:
1) Nancy T. Ammerman (2007). “Studying Everyday Religion: Challenges for the Future Author,” in N. T. Ammerman (ed.), Everyday religion: Observing modern religious lives. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 219-244;
2) Maria Elisabeth Louw (2007). “Introduction,” in Everyday Islam in post-Soviet Central Asia. London: Routledge, pp. 1-20.
Discussants: Joraev [3]
 
11:00-12:30 Small group discussions of the “preliminary research proposal.” Feedback from peers and faculty on developing a research question and literature reviews
Introduction/organizers: Oushakine, Féaux, Alymbaeva
Small group moderators: all faculty
 
13:00-14:00 Lunch 
14:00-15:30 Faculty-led seminar: John Schoeberlein, Everyday Normativity
 
Readings:
1) Сергей Петрович Поляков (2004 [1989]). Selectedchaptersfrom: Традиционализм в современном среднеазиатском обществе. Москва: Общество Знание. Originally published 1989; republished 2004
2) Sergei Petrovich Poliakov (1991 [1989]). Selected chapters from: Everyday Islam: Religion and Tradition in Soviet Central Asia. Armonk, N.Y.: M. E. Sharpe
3) Maria Louw (M.S.): “Being Muslim the Ironic Way: Secularism, Religion and Irony in Post-Soviet Kyrgyzstan,” in Nils Bubandt and Martijn van Beek (eds.): Varieties of Secularism: Religion, Politics and Their Others in Asia (forthcoming).
Discussants: [TBA]
 
15:30-19:00 Free time
19:00 Dinner begins
20:00-22:00 Film and discussion: Первые на Луне (реж. Федорченко, 2005 год)
                  Discussion leaders: Orlova, Féaux
 
Saturday, 24 July
07:30-08:30 Breakfast begins
09:00-10:30 Faculty-led seminar 5: Laura Adams: Habitus and everyday life
 
Readings:
1) (English or Russian option) Бурдьё, Пьер. Глава 3, “Структура, габитус, практика” // Практический смысл / Пер. с фр.: А.Т. Бикбов, К.Д. Вознесенская, С.Н. Зенкин, Н.А. Шматко; Отв. ред. пер. и Послесл. Н.А. Шматко. — СПб.: Алетейя, М.: «Институт экспериментальной социологии», 2001 г. OR Pierre Bourdieu, chapter 3: “Structure, habitus, practices,” in The logic of practice; translated by Richard Nice. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 1990.
2) Zdravomyslova, Elena (2003). “The Café Saigon Tusovka: one segment of the informal-public sphere of late-Soviet society,” in Biographical research in Eastern Europe: altered lives and broken biographies / edited by Robin Humphrey, Robert Miller, Elena Zdravomyslova. Aldershot, Hampshire, England; Burlington, VT: Ashgate.
Discussants: Golubev [1], Gharagulyan [2]
 
11:00-12:30 Overview of HESP Webfolios: Adams, Rahimov
13:00 Lunch begins
14:00-18:00 Boat excursion
19:00 Dinner begins
20:00-22:00 Film and discussion: Private Chronicles: Monologue (Vitaly Mansky, 1999)
                  Discussion leaders: Oushakine, Ismailbekova
 
Sunday, 25 July
07:30 Breakfast begins
09:00-10:30 Planning intersession activities: reading, research, and teaching (Organizers/moderators: Alymbaeva, Féaux, Ismailbekova, Rahimov)
10:30-12:30Discussion: Continuing to conceptualize “the Soviet”
Moderators: Aitpaeva, Orlova
Discussants: [TBA]
13:00 Lunch begins
14:00-16:00 Group work to finalize the first year “contract for research and teaching goals”
Organizers: Adams, Aitpaeva, Alymbaeva
Small group moderators: all faculty
16:00-18:00 Free time
19:00 Dinner begins
 
Monday, 26 July
 Departures