Persons, Intimacy and Love

Країна: Португалія

Місто: Lisbon

Тези до: 28.10.2016

Дати: 04.04.17 — 06.04.17

Область наук: Психологічні;

Е-мейл Оргкомітету:

Організатори: Inter-Disciplinary.Net


What does it mean to be intimate?  What does it mean to love? What is the connection between love and intimacy? Such broad questions, yet such diverse and personal answers.  This conference endeavours to explore intimacy and love within the context of persons and interpersonal relationships and across a range of critical, contextual, and cultural perspectives. Seeking to encourage innovative dialogues, we warmly welcome papers which struggle to understand what it is to be a person and how intimacy and love impacts our familial, individual, personal, romantic, and social relationships.

This conference has a global focus; it aims to facilitate dialogue and spark innovative collaborations and discussions at the international level. We welcome papers from all disciplines, professions and vocations, going beyond the academic world and bringing together researchers, community, and professionals engaged in work on Sexual Violence.  We welcome traditional papers, panels and workshop proposals, as well as other forms of presentation platforms (art, poetry, posters, video submissions, etc.) favoured outside academia, given the interdisciplinary nature of the conference, recognising that different groups express themselves in various formats and mediums.

We seek submissions on any of the following themes:

Defining Intimacy: What is intimacy?; How and where to locate intimacy?; Should we re-think the idea of intimacy?; Cultural meanings; Identity and belonging; Structures, institutions and systems; Economics and intimacy; Work and intimacy; Acts and interactions; Representations and symbols

Defining Love: What is love?; How and where to locate love?; should we re-think the idea of love?; Cultural meanings; Identity and belonging; Structures, institutions and systems; Economics and love; Work and love; Acts and interactions; Representations and symbols.

Love, Desire, Lust and Sex: Persons and the search for meaning; Social norms that rule the intimacies of our lives; The death or killing of love, desire, lust, or sex; Commitment and obligation; Choice, respect, loyalty and trust; The secular and the religious – the heretical and the sacred; Personhood and identity without love, desire, lust or sex

Relationships: Defining familial relationships: blood and heritage versus choice and happenstance; Defining friendship; Defining romantic relationships; Persons, acquaintances, others and the needs of strangers; Intimacies between strangers; Historical, literary, and personal perspectives; Meaning, obligation, identity and belonging; Loving and caring for children, siblings, and parents; Hospitality and bonds of care

Self: Selfhood intimacies and pleasures of the self; Soul, emotions, ideas and the inner-self; Dreams, fantasies and desire – symbols, meaning and the unconscious; Time, space, solitude and the recognition of self and the inner-self; Body rituals: aesthetics, playfulness, health and functions; Alienation, madness, crisis of the self, despair and suicide

Technology: How does technology change how we love and seek love?; Creating and fostering community; Creating and maintaining long-distance relationships; The impact of technology on our currently lived intimate relationships; Technology fails and its impact on relationships; Empowerment/disempowerment narratives; Ghosting and its impact; Virtual versus ‘In Real Life’ (IRL) relationships

The Political: Inequality, power relations, and intimacy; Normativity and normalization – difference and dissidence; Productivity, efficiency, and the dwindling of free time; Homogeneity, identity and intimacy; The democratisation of intimate relations; Freedom, personhood, resistance and rebellion

Vulnerability and Shame: What does it mean to be vulnerable?; Intimacy and vulnerability; Love and vulnerability; Our authentic selves: Intimacy and shame; Love and shame

When Relationships End or Fail:  What does it mean when relationships end?; Norms, agreements and expectations; Betrayal, cheating and infidelity; The loss of intimacy – the destruction of trust; Isolation, alienation, loneliness and estrangement; Conflict, breakdown, crisis and the demise of relationships; Separation, mourning and bereavement; unlinking and unloving; Unrequited love: Rejection.

We also welcome additional proposal themes related to intimacy and love.

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