Likely themes might be the following, although the conference is by no means limited to these:
- The history of fear as an organising principle of social life
- The ideological role of fear
- The fear of ideology
- Fear of the other; fear of ourselves
- Surveillance, anti-social behaviour orders and the “underclass”
- “Food fascism” and the fear of pleasure
- Medicine and the inculcation of fear
- Anti-education in schools and universities
- The fear of ideas, in both the everyday and the academic worlds
- Fear of the body
- Fear of the mind
- Fear in the media; in film; in literature; in art
- The sophistical undermining of critical thought and theory
- Fear of radicalism in politics
- Fear of catastrophe
- Capitalism and catastrophe
- Fear of financial collapse
- The representation of fear and the fear of representation.
- The architecture of fear
We anticipate that these and related issues will be of interest to people working in, among others, philosophy, ethics, political theory, politics, sociology, social policy, literature, cultural studies, history, art, architecture, photography, geography, psychology, planning, refugee studies, urban studies and area studies.
Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be emailed to Nicola Clewer by 1 July 2010: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that this call for papers is now closed.