Call for papers: Mobilizing value across time and space

RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2016


22 December 2015

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 February.

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