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Accepting applications for „Deep Transformations: Emotional Experiences in the Post-Communist Change“ conference

The conference aims at presenting state-of-the-art research on the emotional dimension of post-communist change, bringing together scholars working on these subjects and developing a theoretical conceptualization of the transformation in terms of emotions. We welcome researchers in every stage of their academic career, working in different countries, disciplines and with different perspectives on emotions. We accept papers from the history of emotions, memory or regional studies, emotion sociology, political psychology, affect and discourse theory, political science, social anthropology, and political ethnography. Comparative research, as well as case studies, qualitative and quantitative methodologies, are of interest. Various approaches to the subject are welcome: individual emotions and their influence on attitudes; emotional narratives prevailing in societies and their public life; collective and group emotions; emotional communities and their formation in discourse; the change of emotion practices and emotion norms before, during or after the transformation; emotion role in social change as well as changing emotion regimes. The geographic focus of the conference is Central and Eastern Europe; however, works on post-soviet countries or other post-socialist societies will also be considered.

Deadline: Please send the abstracts up to 250 words to tspmi@tspmi.vu.lt by July 1. Authors of the selected papers will be informed by July 15. For other information and questions, contact the organizers.

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