Conference on Body, Public Health & Social Theory

The conference takes place the 2nd-4th of April 2013


Conference on Body, Public Health & Social Theory, April 2-4, 2013 – call for abstracts -

Department of Organization, Copenhagen Business School

Keynotes: Professor Loïc Wacquant, Professor Annemarie Mol, Professor Richard Jenkins, Professor Peter Taylor-Gooby, Senior Lecturer Simon Cohn, Associate Professor Katherine Frohlich. Conference organizers: Associate Professor Nanna Mik-Meyer, Assistant Professors Morten Hulvej Rod and Susanne Boch Waldorff. 

Conference on Body, Public Health & Social Theory

We are today witnessing a growing interest on body issues in Western societies. This focus includes how individuals’ bodies are shaped in alignments with dominating neoliberal ideas in society. This focus also includes how governments shape population health, and also outside of government offices public health, health promotion and disease prevention have become organizing tropes for ongoing reconfigurations of human life and the body.This conference wishes to analyze how individuals, public health interventions, media and politicians attempt to regulate, govern, and transform human bodies, behaviors, and practices in a wide range of fields. The conference wishes to help stimulate a fruitful engagement between sociological/anthropological analysis of the body, public health research and research conducted within social and human sciences that focuses on public health and social theory.The conference will involve a combination of plenary lectures from seven keynote speakers, and the presentation of papers by conference participants in smaller, themed groups.Papers that address the following issues are especially welcomed:The human body in sociological/anthropological and public health studies, 2) The (bio)politics, ethics, and morality in public health, 3) Welfare and the marketization of public health/the body, 4) Media, politics and the body, 5) The “neuro-turn” in public health science, and 6) New contemporary trends in medical interventions (e.g. nudging)

Important dates, length of abstract/paper, price, email, etc

November 1, 2012: Abstract.  

 December 1, 2012: Notification of decision of acceptance.  

 March 15, 2013: Full Paper.

Email contact information: Abstracts should be approximately 500 words (ONE page, Word document, single spaced, excluding references). New and young scholars with 'work in progress' papers are welcomed. In the case of co-authored papers, ONE person should be identified as the corresponding author. Note that due to restrictions of space, multiple submissions by the same author will not be timetabled.Abstracts should include FULL contact details, including your name, institutional affiliation, mailing address, and e-mail address. Abstracts should be emailed to bodysocial.ioa@cbs.dkPapers should be approximately 8000 words. Work in progress is accepted as well as full papers.Price of conference: 200 Euro (including lunch, coffee, conference materials). The conference is funded by the Department of Organization, CBS, with the support of the Centre for Intervention Research in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, National Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark.


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