Sheffield to host interdiscplinary conference on the Affective Politics of Social Inequality

The Department of Urban Studies and Planning is hosting a one day conference on Tuesday 5th May 2020. 'Feeling Class: Emotions, Bodies and the Affective Politics of Social Inequality' aims to bring together scholars from across disciplines to discuss the embodied, emotional and affective dynamics of class.

The conference will advance understanding of the contemporary working-class experience in its historical, intersectional and geographical complexities. It will appeal to scholars in geography, sociology, historical studies, political sciences, urban studies, literary studies and other disciplines interested in multifaceted experiences of class and working toward a more empathetic and just class politics. The conference will also feature a keynote lecture by Professor Anoop Nayak, School of Geography, Politics and Sociology, Newcastle University, UK.

Abstracts of up to 300 words are invited for 20 minute papers exploring the emotional, affective and/or embodied dynamics of class, including, but not limited to:

  • Stigma
  • Marginality/exclusion
  • Belonging/alienation
  • Deindustrialization
  • Memory/nostalgia
  • Heritage
  • Neoliberalism/austerity
  • Class politics
  • Working-class culture

For more information please see the Call for Papers.