The High Plains Society
Applied Anthropology

2010 Annual Meeting

  • Thursday, April 22, 2010
  • 5:00 PM
  • Sunday, April 25, 2010
  • 12:00 PM
  • Metro State College, Auraria Campus, Denver, CO


  • Registration fee for current HPSfAA individual members. To renew your membership, please use our new online payment system.
  • Special discounted rate for couples. To renew your membership, please use our new online payment system before or after registering for the conference.
  • Special welcoming rate for new members in HPSfAA. Before or after registering for the conference, please join HPSfAA at the appropriate level using our online membership system.
  • Free conference registration for current students (high school, undergraduate and graduate). Please bring your student ID to the conference registration desk. Conference pre-registration is required to help us plan space and other needs. To join or renew as a student member, please use our online member registration system.
HPSfAA 2010 Annual Conference
April 22-25 – Denver, Colorado

Representation: Who is Heard, and Who Needs to Be Heard?

Central to the history of Anthropology is representing “the other.” At its best, ethnographic representation leads to greater cultural awareness and beneficial engagement for the communities involved. At its worst, ethnographic representation fosters colonial mindsets, exploitation, uncompensated appropriation, and misguided efforts.

In the global 21st century, it is more important than ever for communities to have control over their own representation. Today, issues such as ethnic and gender subjugation, poverty and homelessness, natural resource management, tourism, education and economic development are all affected by representation issues. Throughout the world representation both perpetuates and problematizes issues like domestic violence, female circumcision, and slavery.

Our conference this year will focus on the opportunities and challenges of representation in ethnography, film making, visual anthropology, politics, and other areas. The ethics of representation will be the common thread throughout our program. Ultimately, anthropologists are responsible for understanding, protecting and advocating for voices heard, voices silenced, voices revised, voices appropriated.

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