Critique of Violence Now: From Thinking to Acting against Violence

Call for papers: 2018 CAS SEE Summer School. Rijeka, June 18 – 22

Rationale and background

The 2018 CAS (Call for Applications) SEE (South East Europe) Summer School examines one of today’s most pressing topics: how to think and what to do with violence in our present society. To what extent is it possible to deconstruct and name emerging mechanisms of violence? What are the kinds of phenomena that escalate coercion and violence, making it difficult to either contain them or to work out feasible alternatives? Assuming that violence in the various social contexts is not a self-contained, but rather a relational/social phenomenon (across various social entities and institutions such as families, associations, corporations, nations, states, religions), is there any social purpose of violence, and is there any productive alternative to violence? Is violence a form of communication, and are there substitutes in terms of strategies of communication that might non-repressively reduce the recourse to violence?

Guest lecturers

Judith Butler (Berkeley University)
Hervé Le Brass (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris)
Peter Fenves (Northwestern University)
Alexis Nuselovici-Nouss (University of Aix-Marseille, Fondation Maison des sciences de l’homme)
Astrid Deuber-Mankowsky (Ruhr University Bochum)
Marc Crepon (Ecole normale supérieure, Paris)

Technical information and application procedure

The official language of the Summer School is English.
The Program Committee of the 2018 CAS SEE Summer School will select the presenters based on the submitted abstracts responding to four Clusters:

– Political Violence: Revisited
– Administrative Violence: Migration
– Ethnicized and Racialized Violence
– Deconstructing Misogyny and Patriarchy

We kindly ask you to put the following title in your email subject: ‘Name: title of the paper’. The complete application should be submitted in.doc or .docx format, and must contain: the title of the presentation, an abstract of up to 200 words, key words and a short biography in English.
Summer School applications should be sent only via e-mail to the following address:
Deadline for abstracts is 31st March 2018.
It is expected that the participants submit their full papers before 1st June 2018.

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