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Appel à communication - RGS - IBF Cardiff 2018

« Changing landscapes / Changing the landscapes of terror and threat: materialities, bodies, ambiances, elements ».

15.01.2018 - 09.02.2018

Appel à communication pour la session : « Changing landscapes / Changing the landscapes of terror and threat: materialities, bodies, ambiances, elements » lors de la RGS - IBF Cardiff 2018

Session:  Changing landscapes / Changing the landscapes of terror and threat: materialities, bodies, ambiances, elements.

Convenors :  Sara Fregonese (University of Birmingham), Suncana Laketa (University of St. Gallen), Damien Masson (Université de Cergy-Pontoise)
Sponsored by the Political Geography Research Group (PolGRG)

2018 RGS-IBG, 28 August- 31 August 2018, Cardiff University, Cardiff

We are witnessing an upsurge of deadly acts of terrorism. In Western Europe, for example, the number of incidents has remained stable, but deadly attacks have increased, from 2.7% in 2012 to 7.2% in 2015 and 11.2% in 2016 (Source: Global Terrorism Database). The landscapes of terror and terror threat are complexly interwoven with those of conflict, radicalization, grievance and displacement in and from the Middle East and the so called Islamic State. While IR and terrorism studies struggle to analyze, index and measure the increasingly elusive structures of Jihadi terrorism, and critical security scholars assess the deployment and effectiveness of counter-terrorism measures, the contemporary impact of jihadi terror and terror threat on the everyday landscapes are understudied.

  • Living with to terror and terror threat 
  • Responding, reacting, coping, absorbing : extraordinary violence and ordinary experiences 
  • Governing/regulating public experiences of and terror threat 
  • Performances of terror/security in ppublic space ? 
  • Elemental geographies of terrorism and terror threat 
  • Atmospheric/material/elemental/bodily histories of urban terror and terror threat 
  • Representing, visualizing and/or mapping the everyday, embodied, elemental and ambient geographies of terror fear and threat
  • Collecting, grasping, and other sensory methodologies to understand the mundane feelings/affects/intensities of terror and terror threat 

Please send abstracts of no more than 250 words to Sara Fregonese (S.Fregonese @ bham.ac.uk), Sunčana Laketa (suncana.laketa @ unisg.ch) and Damien Masson (damien.masson @ u-cergy.fr) by 9thFebruary 2018. Thank you for including title, author affiliation and email address.

 

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