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Cultures of Wellbeing 

Symposium


CFP: “Cultures of Wellbeing” TASA Symposium
A Cultural Sociology Thematic Group Event
10am-3pm, Wednesday, 23 November
Deakin Downtown, Deakin University


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The Cultural Sociology Thematic Group welcome papers for “Cultures of Wellbeing”, a half day symposium at Deakin Downtown, Deakin University’s city conference venue. The symposium will feature a keynote speaker as well as paper presentations and workshops from interdisciplinary scholars who work across areas of culture, health, the environment, politics and the Arts.

In this symposium, we will explore cultures of wellbeing in a context of multisystemic crises that call for an urgent need to re-imagine human futures. Beyond individual survival, what cultures, systems and structures are needed to enable human flourishing at the crossroads of the climate emergency (with its attendant environmental and health crises), an info-demic and growing inequality?




 
Themes include:
• Critical ecologies, the environment
• New materialisms - objects that support resilience
• Wellness cultures
• Online communities
• Economic supports, such as universal basic incomes
• Religion and spirituality
• Arts, cultural formations and wellbeing
• Community spaces and architectures
• Housing and shelter
• Intimacies, emotions and touch
• Popular culture

Submit a paper title and short abstract of 200 words. We welcome both 5 minute pecha kucha style papers and 15 minute papers. This is a blended event, so online presentations are welcome. Deadline 31 August.

Please submit your abstracts to both megan.rose@unsw.edu.au and vivian.gerrand@deakin.edu.au.

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Vivian Gerrand
Deakin University

Megan Rose
Megan Rose
Vitalities Lab UNSW

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