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Political solitude. Between participation, marginalization, and indifference

Solitudine politica. Tra marginalità, partecipazione e indifferenza

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Publié le mardi 20 juin 2017 par Céline Guilleux

Résumé

The XXXII cycle of “Social and Political Change” doctoral course, University of Turin and University of Florence, presents the first Interdisciplinary Conference on Social and Political Change on the theme of Political solitude. Between participation, marginalization, and indifference. The conference aims to be a reflection upon the theme of political solitude, from the perspectives of sociology, political science and political theory; this interdisciplinary conference is born guided by the aim to build possible connections between multiple disciplinary “islands”. It will take place in Florence, 25th and 26th of January 2018, University of Florence, Political and Social Sciences Department.

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Argument

The XXXII cycle of "Social and Political Change" doctoral course, University of Turin and University of Florence, presents the first Interdisciplinary Conference on Social and Political Change on the theme of Political solitude. Between participation, marginalization, and indifference.The conference aims to be a reflection upon the theme of political solitude, from the perspectives of sociology, political science and political theory. 

In the time of disintermediation and the declared end of mass movements, it seems to appear in the political, social and media field the “specter” of solitude. Not limited to Europe, as the Marxian specter, solitude seems to currently adopt a pervasive and –paradoxically- collective dimension; becoming a sort of fil rouge among unattended participation instances, ever so high ivory towers, and isolated mobilization strategies. 

The participation in the Conference is open and free of charge. It is with this open spirit that we seek to encourage contributions from anyone who wants to take part in the initiative with his or her own paper. That is, regardless of their position at any university’s structure. The proposals will all be equally evaluated by the same scientific committee, which will be established for this purpose and instituted with the collaboration of the departments involved. We will particularly welcome contributions from the areas of sociology, political philosophy, political science and international relations. The list is, clearly, not exhaustive and proposals from other disciplines will also be taken into consideration.

Below we propose some possible declarations of the subject:

  1. Solitude in power? Political participation from the party to participation in the net;
  2. The solitude of the leader and distancing from the institutions: “plaza” and “palace” ever so connected, ever so distant. The increase of distrust and loss of representativity;
  3. Policies of solitude: the citizen as a client of social intervention;
  4. Anatomy of the political body: the experience of solitude, between individual atomization and the indistinction of the masses;
  5. Solitudo in societate: representation and diagnosis of contemporary public space;
  6. Youth and politics: solitude as a generational experience? Between impotence and movement possibilities;
  7. “Employed by: myself”- from TV-working to “mini-jobs” in bicycles. Their effects in the market and lives;
  8. Solitude as an exit strategy: escaping the world as a checkmate to politics?;
  9. An isolated act: individual strategies of violence and protest (from the burning monk to the lonely wolf);
  10. Islands of freedom. Collective experiments and political practices against solitude.

Calendar

  • Publication call: June 5, 2017 
  • Deadline of the abstract: July 15, 2017 

  • Publication of selected abstracts: August 4, 2018 
  • First Draft Paper Deadline: December 22, 2017 
  • Conference dates: January 25 and 26, 2018. University of Florence, Political and Social Sciences Department. Via delle Pandette 21, 50127, Florence.
  • Paper for publication deadline: March 15, 2018. 

Modes of participation and selection

An abstract (max. 700 words, bibliography excluded) and a brief bibliography (max 250 words) should be sent

by July 15,2017.

Participations in English and Italian will be accepted.

The people whose abstract is selected must send a first draft paper with a maximum length of 4000 words (bibliography excluded) by December 22, 2017. The draft papers will be subjected to an additional anonymous review for publication: candidates selected for publication will have to send final papers (max 8,000, including bibliography) by March 15, 2018.

Organizing committee

  • Paulina Barrera: paulina.barrerarosales@unifi.it
  • Camilla Emmenegger: camilla.emmenegger@unito.it
  • Tommaso Frangioni: tommaso.frangioni@unifi.it
  • Gaia Gondino: gaia.gondino@unito.it
  • Giulia Marroccoli: giulia.marroccoli@unito.it
  • Moreno Stambazzi: moreno.stambazzi@unifi.it

Lieux

  • University of Florence, Political and Social Sciences Department. - Via delle Pandette 21
    Florence, Italie (50127)

Dates

  • samedi 15 juillet 2017

Fichiers attachés

Mots-clés

  • sciences politiques, sociologie politique, philosophie politique, solitude politique

Contacts

  • Gaia Gondino
    courriel : gaia [dot] gondino [at] unito [dot] it

Source de l'information

  • Gaia Gondino
    courriel : gaia [dot] gondino [at] unito [dot] it

Pour citer cette annonce

« Political solitude. Between participation, marginalization, and indifference », Appel à contribution, Calenda, Publié le mardi 20 juin 2017, http://calenda.org/409141