About the conference
The IAS is delighted to share a call for papers for this conference to be held on 11 July 2017 which it is co-funding under this year's Planetary Futures research theme. The convenors invite abstract submissions (up to 300 words) which explore the various ‘intersections’ between political, economic and social imaginaries of financial capitalism. They are especially interested in theoretically-driven approaches studying the role of different types of imagination in materially mediating currently experienced crises (economic, social, border, migration etc.), through producing and legitimating dominant visions and narratives of the future.
Sessions within the conference will debate the role of social imagination in addressing different ‘intersections’: How do the fictitious operations of financial markets shape our perception of the future? Are they opening up or rather foreclosing radical imagination? How is debt shaping individual as well as state imaginable trajectories? How do contemporary technologies of the future proliferate through real-estate imaginations? What futures are inscribed by the merger of financial and populist imaginaries in the West?
Please email your abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org by 1 May 2017.
The conference organisers will publish a selection of the papers as a special issue in the ‘Public Seminar’ and other prominent peer-reviewed journals.
- Aris Komporozos-Athanasiou (University College London)
- Chiara Bottici (New School for Social Research, New York)
- Professor Jens Beckert (Director of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne)
- Professor Ruth Levitas (Department of Sociology, University of Bristol)
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