Due to last minute changes in availability, we are seeking additional presenters for a "Collective Memory as Dissent" panel for the 2013 American Studies Association annual meeting.
PLEASE note, the ASA guidelines clearly state that a member may appear only once on the program:
Meeting Date and Location:
In Washington D.C. and across countless American cities, urban residents are suffering economic loss and dispossession stemming from foreclosure, debilitating cuts to municipal services, social welfare, and public education budgets, and gentrification.
While the 2008 global economic crisis was triggered by larger infrastructural failures such as racilaized predatory mortgage lending practices, corporate greed and fraud, and colonial histories, neoliberal market logics and logics of debt have created a hierarchy of value in which non-normative working class, immigrants, unpropertied, people of color, marginalized or queer others have become cast as in debt or as "high-risk" and "failed" subjects.
1) What resources do collective memory practices offer for opposing logics of debt?
2) How might we think debt in relationship to practices of memory, commemoration, and collective dissent?
3) As debt erases the past and colonizes the future in America's cities, what kinds of dissent emerge from collective and cultural memory practices?
In keeping with the American Studies Association's 2013 Annual Meeting theme " Beyond the Logic of Debt, Toward an Ethics of Collective Dissent," we are seeking abstracts that consider practices of memory and commemoration as forms of collective dissent, debt rebellion and critique (broadly conceived):
-commemoration of social movements and human rights struggles
-long histories of indigenous and migrant resistance to debt and dispossession
-debt and financialization in public education and private universities
-debt as metaphor for our engagements with the past
Please email paper abstracts (250-300 words) and 1 page C.V.s to Rosie Uyola (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Friday, January 18, 2013.
Ph.D. Candidate (ABD) American Studies
Rutgers University - Newark Email: email@example.com
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