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Monday, February 3, 2014

CfP: Negotiating Ambiguities, Navigating Tensions in Subject-State Relationships (CASCA 2014) - Reminder: deadline February 10th

(Reminder: deadline February 10th)

*Negotiating Ambiguities, Navigating Tensions in Subject-State

Global processes, such as increased migration and economic interventions
like free trade, have posed new and interesting sites for ethnographic
study. As these processes settle across diverse contexts they unsettle
individuals' and states' expectations for the future. This diverse set of
papers will explore how people navigate the tensions, contradictions and
complexities arising in everyday life by making and challenging claims to
national and local community spaces. The ethnographic discussions in this
panel will address myriad ways in which individuals and groups draw on
competing discourses to disrupt and reconfigure dominant national
narratives. From South America to the European Union and beyond, these
papers examine how individuals imagine their participation in the state as
moral subjects through discourses of nostalgia, neoliberalism, and
cultural belonging. Our focus on localized attempts to reconcile spaces of
discomfort and uncertainty reveal the broader processes undergirding state
and nation-building projects.


Rhiannon Mosher (York University)

Michelle Switzer (York University) * <>*

*Please email your abstract of no more than 150 words by February 8, 2014.
Include in your email: your paper title, keywords, and information (name,
email address, affiliation). Successful applicants will be notified by
February 10, 2014.*

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