CALL FOR PAPERS: AAG 2019
Time, affect, and the political economy of space production
Dr Harry Pettit (Oxford University) firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Mara Nogueira (LSE) email@example.com
Submission deadline: October 22, 2018
The starting point for this session is the premise that there is a need within Geography to develop a conceptual arsenal which can help analyse how affect/emotion and temporality play a role in the governance and contestation of space. Anthropologist Laura Bear (2017) recently called for the development of a 'critical political economy of capitalist time.' This requires, she goes on to explain, developing understandings of how time-maps, alongside certain affective and emotional formations, are assembled in ways that entrench capitalist relations and vectors of inequality.
In Geography, there is now a fledgling literature which looks at the way that particular temporal and emotional configurations are used to legitimise (or challenge) certain spatial transformations, both within and beyond cities, which entrench capitalist relations and political power; for example through the production of future danger, hope, or uncertainty (Zeiderman, 2016; Anderson, 2017; Tucker, 2017). We want to use this session as an opportunity to discuss how the discipline might further incorporate what is a now a huge body of literature on affect and temporality, and concepts such as atmosphere, or uncertainty, into a more thorough political economy approach. We therefore invite empirically-grounded papers which touch upon the following questions:
Key words: temporality, affect/emotion, spatial governance, capitalism, political economy
If you are interested, please submit a 250 word abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com by 22nd October.
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