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CfP Panel on "Post/Neo/Colonialism and the Workings of Affect" at the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences

News vom 02.03.2020

At this year's International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES) conference in Šibenik, Croatia on 7-11 October 2020Dr. Jonas Bens and Laibor Kalanga Moko convene a panel titled "Post/Neo/Colonialism and the Workings of Affect". They cordially invite our CRC colleagues in anthropology to send in an abstract for a paper. The deadline is 23 March 2020:

Abstract: Anthropology and postcolonial theory are currently engaged in an intensive discussion on how to rethink colonialism, its legacies, as well as its ongoing and future manifestations by exploring affective dynamics. Anthropological inquiry, with its attention to the seemingly micro and marginal, is in a privileged position to understand how much colonialism has been and remains to be about the creation, maintenance, modulation, transformation and rejection of specific affects and emotions. This panel facilitates a dialogue on the anthropology of affect and colonialism and invites papers from all kinds of cultural and historical contexts. They can refer to one or several of the dimensions that are currently explored in the field of affect and post/neo/colonialism, such as: (1) the technologies of affective colonial governance, including the curation of specific colonial sensibilities and sentiments; (2) emotions of colonial domination and of coloniser-colonised relations; (3) how processes of colonial racialisation in neo/post/colonial societies (including phenomena such as blackness, indigeneity, mestizaje, white supremacy, nativism etc.) inscribe into the affective lives of people; (4) the role of affect and emotion for the production of belonging and (national) identity both in Europe and the post-colonies; (5) the affective workings of colonial ruinations, archives, and museums and the politics of history, remembering and nostalgia in which they are embedded; (6) how ongoing global post/neo/colonial economic inequalities inscribe into people's everyday living and feeling and are reproduced by a politics of sentiment. Papers can address one or more of these perspectives, or open up new ones.

Please use this link to upload your paper. At the end of the Form please select "Panel no. 24 - Post/Neo/Colonialism and the Workings of Afffect".

It would be great if we could have a few strong contributions from Berlin at this conference.