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FYI. CfA Health, body weight and everyday life: Studying subjectivities through time.

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Call for Abstracts: Health, body-weight and everyday life: Studying subjectivities through time (RN16-q)

13th Conference of the European Sociological Association  

www.esa13thconference.eu
29 August – 1 September 2017
Athens, Greece.
Abstract deadline: 1st February 2017
Session organisers: Christian Bröer, Gerlieke Veltkamp, and Mutsumi Karasaki (University of Amsterdam).
We invite abstract submissions to our panel, Health, body-weight and everyday life: Studying subjectivities through time, at the 13th Conference of the European Sociological Association in Athens, Greece, 29 August – 1 September 2017. The deadline for abstract submission is 1st February, 2017.
Short Abstract:

The session will explore subjectivities in and of everyday and professional practices that are related to health, eating, and physical activity. Also considered will be body weight as an intersection of professional and everyday practices, moral imperatives, embodiment, habits and socio-cultural, political and economic conditions.

Long Abstract:

This session begins from the premise that subjectivities, in the context of health and eating, emerge over time as people negotiate problematisations and temporality in daily life. Taking as a point of departure the importance of time and temporality – along with cultural and structural contexts – in thinking about identity, experience and positioning, we ask presenters to reflect on how subjectivities emerge in and through the unfolding of everyday life. In particular, we are interested in how time and temporality interact with risks, medicalisation, and professional and everyday pragmatic concerns. We invite presenters to attend to the lived realities of health and body-weight at the intersection of professional and everyday practices, moral imperatives, embodiment, habits, and socio-cultural, political and economic conditions. We are particularly interested in presentations of longitudinal studies and/or those dealing with temporality.

Abstracts must be submitted online at the conference website: www.esa13thconference.eu. Please see the RN16 Sociology of Health and Illness CfP document for instructions: http://www.bbmri-eric.eu/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/ESA_RN16_CallForAbstracts_Athens2017.pdf. For further information regarding our session, please contact Mutsumi Karasaki (m.karasaki@uva.nl).