CfP: Global Epistemics: Seeing, Knowing, Norming 'the Global'

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    Section Chairs:
    Felix Anderl & Inanna Hamati-Ataya (CRASSH, University of Cambridge)

    Section on Global Epistemics convened by Felix Anderl and Inanna Hamati-Ataya at the EISA’s annual conference in September. Please see the abstract below — submission deadline: 28 February.

    The realm of ‘the global’ is partly constituted, inhabited, and regulated through a range of epistemic practices deployed by various actors engaged in complementary or antagonistic politics of worlding. This transdisciplinary Section on Global Epistemics invites individual and collective interventions that examine the constitution, diffusion, transformation, normalisation, and contestation of past, present, and emerging knowledges of/for ‘the global’, and of the particular modes of being, seeing, doing, and norming that these knowledges have enabled, constrained, undermined, or erased. We welcome panels, roundtables, and papers from all disciplinary, methodological, and theoretical perspectives, ranging from micro-studies of knowledge-production and norming practices to longue-durée analyses of macro-processes of epistemic diffusion and globalisation. We especially encourage submissions that explore the representational, material, or normative aspects, interconnections, and effects of epistemic artefacts, techniques, modes, and practices of seeing, representing, mapping, measuring, surveying, planning, connecting, controlling, surveilling, defining, distinguishing, transforming, or standardising that contribute to the constitution, ordering, and performance of ‘the global’ as an imagined, lived, and enacted reality. We are further interested in the conditions and rituals through which globalising knowledge is produced, validated, enunciated, and deployed; the (competing) interests and normative imaginaries that are invested and constituted in these processes of legitimation; and the invisible or silenced loci and epistemologies from which alternative visions, values, and practices of worlding and globalism might emerge. This Section is sponsored by the Centre for Global Knowledge Studies (

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