Call for Papers (deadline June 15, 2017)
Politics of Emotions in Turkey and Its Connected Geographies
December 1-2, 2017,
London School of Economics
In Turkey politics is often emotional and emotions are highly politicized. However, a closer look at public and political expressions of emotions shows that distinctive emotions show salience at different decades and under different political projects. In other words, emotions are historically, politically, and socially situated. Passionately felt as well as despised emotions are closely connected to micro and macro developments people find themselves in.
This symposium aims to have a closer look at the politics of emotions and affect from an interdisciplinary perspective. It seeks to inquire the emotional and affective aspects of the political, social, economic, religious, and artistic fields in Turkey and its connected geographies. We especially want to explore the often invisible but highly effective hierarchies that are created among emotions themselves: which emotions are sanctioned or even actively cultivated and when? Which emotions are rendered inappropriate or unacceptable and for whom?
Among others, we are curious to explore the trajectories of the following emotions: fear, pride, hope, love, guilt, denial, resentment, anger, suspicion, belonging, compassion, empathy, humiliation, respect, and trust.
For further information: http://www.lse.ac.uk/europeanInstitute/research/ContemporaryTurkishStudies/Interdisciplinary-symposium-Politics-of-Emotions-in-Turkey-and-Its-Connected-Geographies-(1-2-December-2017)—including-CfP.aspx