“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?”
The Neoliberal Subject
Resilience, Adaptation and Vulnerability
By David Chandler and Julian Reid
– Andrew Baldwin, Durham University
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