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CFP 4S Open Panel: Residues: Rethinking Chemical Environments

Bonjour à toutes et tous,

Veuillez trouver ci-dessous l’appel à communication pour un open panel lors de la prochaine 4S.
N’hésitez pas à me contacter pour toute information complémentaire.
Bien cordialement,
Emmanuel Henry

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to welcome contributions for the 4S 2019 meeting in New Orleans for the open Panel, Residues: Rethinking Chemical Environments

A complete description of the panel is below. Please note 4S guidelines and deadlines for submission:

Guideline for Submission:
List of Accepted Panels:
Deadline for Submission: Feb. 1st, 2019
Conference Date & Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, September 4-7, 2019

123. Residues: Rethinking Chemical Environments
Jody Roberts, Institute for Research, Science History Institute
Emmanuel Henry, Université Paris-Dauphine, PSL University
In chemical residues we encounter environmental phenomena that are at once voluminous and miniscule, regulated yet unruly. They are as difficult to theorize and study as they are to control or clean up. Yet reasons for doing so are ever more urgent: residues are remaking the biosphere, altering evolution, and laying claim to the Anthropocene (through carbon synthesis rather than combustion). This panel invites new thinking about chemical residues as material, political, and social objects. We are interested in bringing together STS scholars whose engagement with chemicals-in-society goes beyond more traditional segmented approaches that focus, for example, on a piece of regulation, a local environmental conflict, or a particular molecule. Instead, we seek papers that build deeper connections to the complicated, shape-shifting lives of residues. Our goal is a reimagined vocabulary and program for research that nudges academic and public discussion of chemical production and regulation beyond the cul-de-sacs of exasperation, complacency, and despair and towards critical, action-oriented frameworks that simultaneously grapple with, and thoughtfully engage, “the chemical residual.” In keeping with the themes of the conference, we are particularly interested in theoretical and empirical contributions that explore the possible participatory elements of individuals and institutions in disrupting residual flows and opening spaces and opportunities for innovation and regeneration.

A framing essay that inspires this panel is Soraya Boudia, Angela N.H. Creager, Scott Frickel, Emmanuel Henry, Nathalie Jas, Carsten Reinhardt, and Jody A. Roberts. 2018. “Residues: Rethinking Chemical Environments.” Engaging Science, Technology and Society 4:165-178. DOI:10.17351/ests2018.245

Emmanuel Henry
Université Paris-Dauphine, PSL University
Place du Maréchal de Lattre de Tassigny
75775 Paris Cedex 16
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