Emotional Geographies of Occupied Territories and Emergency Zones – cfp

A call for papers – please contact arielhan@yahoo.com with any queries.

Fourth International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Emotional Geographies, 1-3 July 2013 at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands

Session title: Emotional Geographies of Occupied Territories and Emergency Zones

Organizer: Dr. Ariel Handel, Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Session abstract:

While both fields – geographies of emergency and occupation zones, on the one hand, and of emotional geographies, on the other hand – are on the rise, their combination is still waiting for realization. Emergency zones studies, from the Occupied Palestinian Territories to natural disasters, tend to emphasize power relations and deny human emotions and perceptions, whereas emotional geographies (such as represented in psychoanalytic, phenomenological, non-representational) tend to neglect power and power geometrics. We assume deep connections between these two domains, which are relevant to study for both scholarly, moral and political reasons. The aim of this interdisciplinary session is to investigate the impact of violence, uncertainty and differentiated power relations on human emotions, social and personal spatialities and place making.

We invite papers exploring the different dimensions of the emotional geographies of emergency and occupied zones. Those contributions include, but are not limited to:

· Spatial-emotional ethnographies of emergency and occupation zones

· Geographies of fear and hope

· Sense of place and displacement

· Violence, uncertainty and emotions

· The role of the senses in creating, analyzing and representing emergency and occupation zones.

· Gendered experiences of emergency and occupation zones

· Theoretical and conceptual contributions to the coupling of power relations and emotional geographies

Please send abstracts of approx. 300 words to arielhan@yahoo.com by January 5th, 2013.

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