Call for Papers
International Workshop on:
ECONOMY, MORALITY AND MATERIALITY
Date: 26 – 27 September 2013
Venue: University of Pardubice, Czech Republic
Magda Craciun, Lale Yalçın-Heckmann, Tomáš Ryška
Department of Social Anthropology
University of Pardubice
Long-held convictions about the immoral or amoral nature of capitalism have recently lost some of their force in light of illustrations of how moral conflicts unfold in the economic realm and examples of how religious and non-religious morality works its ways in the capitalist economy. Subsequently, the articulation of economy and morality has returned as a topic of interest in the academia. Depictions of how moral meanings are implicated in economic choices have been added to descriptions of the individualistic, economistic, immoral and amoral behaviours fostered by capitalism in societies all over the world. In addition, the mutual entanglement of capital, Islam and the market has become an active sub-field of enquiry in response to recent transformations. While capitalism and Islam have long intersected in Muslim societies across time and space, in the last decades their articulation has intensified under the impact of the concomitant spread of Islamic revivalist movements and neoliberal capitalism.
Questions we hope to address:
What kind of relationships do people, especially the religiously committed people, have with such objects?
What kind of economic actors do people, especially the religiously committed people, relate to such objects?
What kind of ethics and practices do people, especially the religiously committed people, relate to such objects?
What do people, especially the religiously committed people, consider economically moral/religiously acceptable?
Please submit a 250-word abstract and a short biographical note (including name, affiliation, e-mail) to the organisers at Lale.Yalcin-Heckmann@upce.cz and Magdalena.Craciun@upce.cz by 31 March 2013. The authors of the accepted abstracts will be notified by 19 April 2013.