We invite abstracts for a session at the RGS-IBG Annual Intrenational Conference (Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers), London, 30 August - 2 September, 2016. Deadline for abstracts: 3 February 2016.
The intersecting spatial and temporal dimensions of human lives have
intrigued several generations of geographers. In this session, we seek to
develop a particular extension of spatio-temporal perspectives on lived experiences,
namely the mobilization of value in time and space among individuals, families
and groups. How do people shift value between the here-and-now and other times
and places? What priorities or pressures underlie such shifts? And how is the
value itself transformed? We suggest an open approach to ‘value’ as a shorthand
term for various resources and capitals, acknowledging that shifting value
could imply a transformation. We invite papers that engage with monetary shifts
in time and space, such as donations, investments, debt, and remittances, as
well as with spatio-temporal mobilization of other forms of resources,
including intimacy, honour, esteem, well-being and religious capitals. Drawing
inspiration from studies of the conversion of different forms of capitals,
often foregrounding these transformations themselves, the focus of the proposed
session is on the intersecting temporal and spatial dimensions of such shifts,
as these are embedded in human lives. We welcome theoretically and empirically
oriented papers thematically relevant to questions of mobilizing value across
time and space.
The proposed session is organized by Jørgen Carling and Marta Bivand Erdal, Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO).
In order to submit an abstract (150-200 words), please complete the online form by 3 February 2016. Notification of inclusion in the proposed session will be circulated by 10