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In the Frictions: Fragments of Care, Health and Wellbeing in the Balkans

Datum
27. April – 30. April 2023 

By look­ing at the result­ing frag­men­ta­tion of care in the Balka­ns, this con­fer­ence aims to move away from the  dichoto­mous frame­works of Balka­nism (Todor­o­va, 2009) to rethink the Balka­ns as a site of knowl­edge pro­duc­tion that has more to offer than just “catch­ing up” with the West.


CFP: In the Fric­tions: Frag­ments of Care, Health and Well­be­ing in the Balka­ns, 27–30th April 2023, Uni­ver­si­ty of Zadar, Croatia
In the wake of the Covid-19 pan­dem­ic, inter­est in care, health, and well­be­ing resurged  across  var­i­ous dis­ci­plines. We are inter­est­ed in how anthro­pol­o­gy has respond­ed to new care real­i­ties in the Balka­ns. These fol­low both the pan­dem­ic and the neolib­er­al restruc­tur­ing of the last decades. By look­ing at the result­ing frag­men­ta­tion of care in the Balka­ns, this con­fer­ence aims to move away from the  dichoto­mous frame­works of Balka­nism (Todor­o­va, 2009) to rethink the Balka­ns as a site of knowl­edge pro­duc­tion that has more to offer than just “catch­ing up” with the West. What the­o­ret­i­cal and method­olog­i­cal issues do anthro­pol­o­gists face in their research in the Balka­ns? How do peo­ple in the Balka­ns relate to one anoth­er with­in car­ing rela­tion­ships them­selves? What does care look like in prac­tice and what does it entail? How are car­ing rela­tion­ships shaped and changed? How do these expe­ri­ences and rela­tion­ships inform or chal­lenge broad­er the­o­ret­i­cal concerns?
Dead­line for sub­mis­sions: Octo­ber 15th, 2022. For more infor­ma­tion down­load the call attached or vis­it our web: https://conference.unizd.hr/frictions/.