Against Violence and Racism: Performing Bodies at the Living Spaces of the World Cities

Monday, 16 July 2018: 10:30-12:20
RC54 The Body in the Social Sciences (host committee)

Language: English

Borders and boundaries are being discussed in urban and body studies as analythical spaces that nowadays require unprecedented translations and exchanges. We understand borders as embodied thresholds; times and places of encounter, cutting, crossing; also critical places of social conflict, negotiation, violence. This Joint Session (JS) between body an urban studies focus on the strategies of the bodies on situations related to borders, above all those which implies the emergence of social and political violence. Which relations could were develop between body and urban approaches in violent contextes? This JS invite to this broad reflection.
Session Organizer:
Bianca Maria PIRANI, Università la Sapienza Roma, Italy
Bianca Maria PIRANI, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Oral Presentations
Embodied Spatial Practices and the Power to Care
Elise PARADIS, University of Toronto, Canada; Myles LESLIE, University of Calgary, Canada; Warren LIEW, National Institute of Education, Singapore
The Abject Other
Adam GREARSON, McMaster University, Canada
Sharing and Building Knowledge with the Community to Overcome the Tensions between the Marginal Local and the Dominant Global
Veronica ALBANESE, Universidad de Granada, Spain; Monica MESQUITA, Mare Centre, Portugal
The Rise of Gastronomic Capital in São Paulo, Brazil
Mauricio LAGES, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Distributed Papers
Sensitive Bodies: From Lack of Recognition to Social Distinction
Virginie WOLFF, Université de Strasbourg, France