Call for Papers - “Care and its dis/placing moves” (Open Panel)
This is a CFP for the open panel “Care and its dis/placing moves” organized for the 4S/EASST Annual Meeting, to be held at the Copenhagen Business School (CBS), Copenhagen, Denmark, October 17-20, 2012.
The term ‘displacement’ may be defined as moving from one place or position to another. Here movement emerges as a key dimension. In care practices, moves which displace may assume violent forms or they may flow with grace. Certainly the design of technologies, policies and services for care attend to and (re)configure its moves but displace or neglect others.
Movement, as both affect and effect, is powerful and pervasive. At once it compresses time and space, entangles emotions and motions, aesthetics and politics. Movement may be simultaneously literal and metaphorical, producing situational intensities that entice knowing but also render it illegible - beyond words. Movement can help articulate the specificities of presence and place, but in its shadows often reside an entire series of neglected concerns. Hence movement offers several challenging avenues for the analysis of care its dis/placements.
This panel invites contributors to focus how care is ‘placed’ and ‘displaced’ through its socio-technical moves. Ethnographic studies of clinical, medical, mental and/or aging care practices are particularly welcome. Onto-epistemological concerns about the nature of care as frictions between ‘placement’ and ‘displacement’ are also of interest. Additional themes may include/combine:
- socio-technical care moves which collapse/bend time and space;
- care moves that produce complicated agencies and/or mixtures of in/dependence, health and harm, or otherwise paradoxical care;
- dis/placing care moves which entangle socio-technical mobilities and design practices.
Abstracts (250 words maximum) must include a summary of the paper’s main arguments and methodology, as well as a brief statement on the contribution to STS. Please indicate your interest in the open panel #10 “Care and its dis/placing moves” and submit online here: http://convention2.allacademic.com/one/ssss/4s12/.
Submission deadline: March 18, 2012
Acceptance notification: May 1, 2012
For general information about the conference please visit: http://www.4sonline.org/meeting.
For information about the other open panels please visit: http://www.4sonline.org/files/open_panels_12.pdf
You are also welcome to contact the panel organizers for further information.
Peter A. Lutz, IT University of Copenhagen (email@example.com)
Sarah Pinto, Tuffs University (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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