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Message posted on 08/01/2020

EASST +4S Call for Abstracts

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<br>We warmly invite abstract submissions for our open panel at the EASST+4S
<br>Conference 2020 (https://www.easst4s2020prague.org/) in Prague (18-21 August
<br>2020). The panel is entitled "Acknowledging residues: the (un)-making of an
<br>environmental concern".
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<br>Convenors:
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<br>Signe Mikkelsen (Department of Social Anthropology, University of Oslo)
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<br>Franziska Klaas (Department of Social Anthropology, University of Oslo)
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<br>Discussant: Susanne Bauer (Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture,
<br>University of Oslo)
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<br>Panel abstract:
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<br>Residues are reduced and transformed remnants of formerly present materials,
<br>events, or actions. Frequently associated with chemicals, pesticides, and
<br>waste, they are also the result of discard and excess, sticky - yet unruly -
<br>bordering both the visible and the invisible. A consequence of past and
<br>present material legacies, they pervade and persist in environments, humans,
<br>and non-humans alike, carrying with them potentially hazardous or toxic
<br>afterlives.
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<br>Yet, residues do not always emerge as environmental concerns - nor as bodily,
<br>political, or material ones. Rather, they are often a (non)-concern, sometimes
<br>evading recognition and response, despite their ubiquitous presence.
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<br>This open panel invites contributors to critically engage with the question of
<br>when, how, and to whom residues become a concern. It asks under what
<br>circumstances particular forms of residue might rise to levels of
<br>acknowledgement and political engagement - thereby constituting a call for
<br>action - while other forms of residues are silenced, muted, or overlooked.
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<br>Attending to the practices, politics, histories, and technologies that go into
<br>the making of residues as concerns, it wishes to remain attentive to the
<br>(potentially) hazardous materialisations of residues and their ecological and
<br>embodied outcomes. This means acknowledging past legacies as well as lasting
<br>effects and generated inequalities. This allows for a careful engagement with
<br>potential threats embedded within these issues as with political possibilities
<br>that might arise from such recognition.
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<br>Submission information:
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<br>Abstracts may be submitted directly on the 4S/EASST website:
<br>https://convention2.allacademic.com/one/ssss/prague20/. The deadline for
<br>submissions is February 29, 2020.
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<br>After logging in, click 'Submit A New Proposal' followed by 'Papers for open
<br>Panels'. Scroll down until you find Panel #196 titled "Acknowledging residues:
<br>the (un)-making of an environmental concern". Submissions should consist of a
<br>paper title (50 words maximum) and a paper abstract (250 words maximum).
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<br>In case you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact either of
<br>us:
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<br>signe.mikkelsen@sai.uio.no
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<br>franziska.klaas@sai.uio.no
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<br>We look forward to your proposals!
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<br>With kind regards,
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<br>Signe & Franziska
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