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Duke-UNC Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies Graduate Student Workshop, ‘Affect in Dissent: Past and Present’
March 4, 2017 - March 5, 2017
Muslims across the globe, from the Middle East, North America, South Asia and beyond, have been in constant engagement with the changing material and social conditions of human experience. The conference will explore the multiple ways that Muslims in various places have confronted and objected to these conditions historically and in the present. These changing conditions have been evaluated from a variety of vantage points, whether through sociological, theological, economic, historical or artistic means. Studies of affect, comportment, bodily habit and discipline can provide an alternative critical lens through which to interrogate the dynamics and practices of power within, between and against Muslim collectives throughout the world.
This year’s workshop, featuring eight graduate student speakers from across the U.S. and Canada, asks how affect is intimately connected with historical and contemporary practices of dissent among Muslims.
This event is sponsored by the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies, Carolina Asia Center, Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Duke Department of Religious Studies, Duke Department of Cultural Anthropology and Duke Department of Political Science
The Carolina Asia Center supports diverse Asia-related events. However, CAC co-sponsorship of any talk, seminar, documentary screening, film screening, performance or celebration does not constitute endorsement of or agreement with the views presented therein. As an academic institution, we value diverse perspectives that promote dialogue and understanding.