CFP: Workshop, ‘Who’s Afraid of ISIS’?

“Who’s Afraid of ISIS?” A Workshop and Themed Journal Issue on the Politics of Hegemonic Fear

Colgate University and On Line

9-10 September 2016

Deadline for Abstracts: 15 May 2016

Keynote:  David Campbell, Author of ‘Writing Security,’ and ‘National Deconstruction.’ Emeritus Professor of Geography, Durham University and Distinguished O’Connor Visiting Professor, Colgate University.

The ‘War Seminar,’ a distributed publishing initiative jointly sponsored by Colgate University’s P-CON Program and the journal, Critical Studies on Security, is pleased to announce a call for abstracts/participation for a unique workshop and themed special issue entitled “Who’s Afraid of ISIS?”
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New Book: The Neoliberal Subject, Chandler and Reid


The Neoliberal Subject
Resilience, Adaptation and Vulnerability
By David Chandler and Julian Reid

The Neoliberal Subject offers a timely and trenchant dialogue on neoliberalism from two of the world’s most incisive critical international relations theorists. It adds immeasurable depth to the debate on neoliberalism, revealing its resonance with the widely popular categories of vulnerability, resilience and adaptation. A must read for any serious reader of contemporary precariousness and the political economies of risk and global environmental change.”
– Andrew Baldwin, Durham University

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CFP: Intersecting Critical Terrorism Studies and (Post)colonialism: Standards, Subjects and Spectacle.

The Annual BISA Critical Studies on Terrorism Working Group Conference, 2016
15-16 August 2016
Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom.

Critical Terrorism Studies (CTS) has engaged with the problem of terrorism and political violence from a number of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives, including critical security studies, peace studies, cultural theory, and area studies. This rich interdisciplinarity has allowed scholars to unpack the multitude of ways that ‘terrorism’ is deployed as a social signifier to determine identities and cultural boundaries, while also helping to investigate how specific ‘ways of being’ are constructed as superior to others. Despite the many disciplinary crossovers that define CTS, explicit engagements with colonial, postcolonial, and decolonial research remains limited. This is particularly problematic given the ongoing grounding of many political conflicts in the structures of a modern (post)colonial global order. Continue reading