Call for Papers: Panel "Generational Affects: Anthropological Ways Toward Re-Enchanting Disenchantment" IUAES Congress 2020

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Dear Colleagues,
 
Please consider submitting a paper proposal to the panel "Generational Affects: Anthropological Ways Toward Re-Enchanting Disenchantment" (panel no. 30) Adam Kingsmith and I are organizing at the next IUAES Congress, which will take place on 7-11 October 2020 in Šibenik, Croatia.
 
Paper proposals should be sent through the online submission system by 23 March 2020: https://iuaes2020.conventuscredo.hr/abstract-submission/
 
Call for Papers

Panel "Generational Affects: Anthropological Ways Toward Re-Enchanting Disenchantment" (panel no. 30)

Convenors: Adam Kingsmith and Lisa Richaud

 
Panel Abstract:
From President Macron's recent public address blaming the French for being "too negative" to state-led promotion of positive psychology in post-socialist China, governmentality seems increasingly veered toward saving present and future populations from "negativity". But what are the operations of the "negative" that make it so central to state and market concerns? Put differently, what can negative affects do, in an age of ecological anxiety, economic insecurity, migrant melancholy, suburban despair, technological FOMO, outrage against state brutality, depression, grief, fear, boredom, loneliness? Rather than dismiss these pervasive feelings, this panel focuses in on affective modes of being that context-specific emotional regimes condemn as unproductive or threatening to social order. Following the ongoing "affective turn" in the humanities and social sciences, it invites ethnographic case studies to investigate how dysphoria operates, in order to better understand the imaginaries and sociality that shape and are being shaped by future generations. To these ends, we welcome papers exploring:
- Negative affects as diagnostic tools for understanding social conditions and practices;
- Irruptions against explicit definitional acts or staged atmospheres that manage or promote certain affects and dismiss or condemn others;
- Physical and discursive spaces, events - ranging from the most obviously traumatic to the most mundane - and other insecurities through which affects materialize;
- Politicized and structured feelings, emotions in the public sphere and power structures; feminist, queer, intersectional feelings; emotional labour, affective activism.
 
Any questions and queries should be sent to Lisa Richaud (lrichaud@ulb.ac.be) and Adam Kingsmith (adam.kingsmith@gmail.com).
We look forward to receiving your abstracts! 
 
Lisa Richaud (Université Libre de Bruxelles) and Adam Kingsmith (York University)

Dear Colleagues,

Please note that the deadline for paper proposals to the panel "Generational Affects: Anthropological Ways Toward Re-Enchanting Disenchantment" (panel no. 30) that Adam Kingsmith and I are organizing at the next IUAES Congress has been extended to August 15. The Congress is supposed to take place on 7-11 October 2020 in Šibenik, Croatia, but organizers are now working to make online participation possible.

Paper proposals should be sent through the online submission system by 15 August 2020: https://iuaes2020.conventuscredo.hr/abstract-submission/

Call for Papers

Panel "Generational Affects: Anthropological Ways Toward Re-Enchanting Disenchantment" (panel no. 30)

Convenors: Adam Kingsmith and Lisa Richaud

Panel Abstract:
From President Macron's recent public address blaming the French for being "too negative" to state-led promotion of positive psychology in post-socialist China, governmentality seems increasingly veered toward saving present and future populations from "negativity". But what are the operations of the "negative" that make it so central to state and market concerns? Put differently, what can negative affects do, in an age of ecological anxiety, economic insecurity, migrant melancholy, suburban despair, technological FOMO, outrage against state brutality, depression, grief, fear, boredom, loneliness? Rather than dismiss these pervasive feelings, this panel focuses in on affective modes of being that context-specific emotional regimes condemn as unproductive or threatening to social order. Following the ongoing "affective turn" in the humanities and social sciences, it invites ethnographic case studies to investigate how dysphoria operates, in order to better understand the imaginaries and sociality that shape and are being shaped by future generations. To these ends, we welcome papers exploring:
- Negative affects as diagnostic tools for understanding social conditions and practices;
- Irruptions against explicit definitional acts or staged atmospheres that manage or promote certain affects and dismiss or condemn others;
- Physical and discursive spaces, events - ranging from the most obviously traumatic to the most mundane - and other insecurities through which affects materialize;
- Politicized and structured feelings, emotions in the public sphere and power structures; feminist, queer, intersectional feelings; emotional labour, affective activism.

Any questions and queries should be sent to Lisa Richaud (lrichaud@ulb.ac.be) and Adam Kingsmith (adam.kingsmith@gmail.com).
We look forward to receiving your abstracts!

Lisa Richaud (Université Libre de Bruxelles) and Adam Kingsmith (York University)