[csaa-forum] CFP **Deleuze and The Social**

Anna Hickey-Moody Anna.HickeyMoody at unisa.edu.au
Mon Apr 26 13:31:38 CST 2004

Call for Papers 

**Deleuze and The Social**

An edited anthology

As a popular field of study and an increasingly utilized tool for social
research, the work of Gilles Deleuze has perhaps come to fulfil Foucault's
prophecy that one day we would see a Deleuzian century.  However, the nature of
this century which is becoming so Deleuzian is arguably plagued by problematics
surrounding what becoming 'Deleuzian' might mean. Studies of Deleuze in
relation to philosophy, psychoanalysis, literary theory, moral reasoning and
critical theory offer insight into the work of this eminent scholar and place
Deleuze's writings in an historical academic context. Simultaneously,
sociological, cultural, architectural, artistic and educational studies have,
particularly over the past decade, become increasingly popularized by
references to Deleuze and his fantastic neologisms. Yet, the space between
these two trajectories; that is, the spaces between Deleuze's conceptual
philosophy, the ethics that underlie them, and everyday community practices,
politics and social relations, remain relatively unmapped. 

What does it mean to read Deleuze in relation to the social? To retain an
ethical commitment both to Deleuze as a scholar, and to those material social
concerns which continually call us to action?  In what ways can we enable
community practices and social politics to resonate with Deleuze's work? Brian
Massumi and Paul Patton have offered us some fascinating work in this area -
work which is, to date, the closest example we have of reading Deleuze in
relation to the social. This anthology aims to build upon and extend the
critical insight offered by the work of these established scholars. Through
reading social, political and community concerns in relation to Deleuze we look
to inform social theory and Deleuzian scholarship in considered, original ways.

The anthology, 'Deleuze and The Social', will bridge a gap between high-level
Deleuzian theory and critique and popularizations of Deleuze; trajectories
which are often grounded in Deleuze's love for reappropriating, reinventing and
creatively bastardizing theory. The anthology particularly seeks to explore how
'minority' bodies and communities can be re-thought in relation to Deleuzian
theory, and to investigate the ethical implications of such an encounter. 

Editors call for expressions of interest from authors to be submitted as a 500
word abstract detailing a proposed book chapter and the ways in which the
chapter will address issues relating to Deleuze and the social.
Possible areas of contribution may include, but are not limited to:
*	Activism, Deleuze and political change
*	Gendered subjectivities
*	Minoritarian ethics
*	New technologies and virtual communities
*	Illness and aesthetics
*	Regional spaces and identity
*	Bullying
*	Vernacular creativity
*	Behavioural disorders 
*	Performance art
*	Classroom interfaces between policy, pedagogy and corporeality
*	Sexual practices, politics and power
*	Style and aesthetic communities
*	Suicide
*	Sonic communities
*	Transgenderism
*	Drug use
*	Eating disorders
*	Environmentalism
*    	Disability 
*	Graffiti and public space
*	Bodily mutilation
*	Activism
*    	Addiction
*	Mental health
*	Globalisation/Capitalism and bodies
*	Refugee bodies
*	Environmental Activism
*	Indigenous politics
*	Gambling
*	Delinquency, crime, and imprisonment.
Deadline for expressions of interest: 31 July 2004

Please email submissions to:

Anna Hickey-Moody and Peta Malins at:

deleuzeandthesocial at yahoo.com.au

Or send hardcopy submissions to:

Peta Malins
Department of Criminology
The University of Melbourne
Melbourne 3010
Phone +61 3 83449464
Fax   +61 3 93494259

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