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The 35th Annual International Social Philosophy Conference will be held at Oakland University in Michigan, July 18-20, 2018

Keynote speakers for 2017

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NASSP is pleased to announce that the keynote speakers for the 2017 International Social Philosophy conference will be

Lisa Guentherguenther

Unmaking and Remaking the World in Long-Term Solitary Confinement

Abstract: In The Body in Pain, Elaine Scarry analyzes the structure of torture as an unmaking of the world in which the tools that ought to support a person’s embodied capacities are used as weapons to break them down. I argue that the Security Housing Unit (SHU) of California’s Pelican Bay State Prison functions as a weaponized architecture of torture in precisely this sense. But in recent years, prisoners in the Pelican Bay Short Corridor have re-purposed this weaponized architecture as a tool for remaking the world through collective resistance. This resistance took the form of a hunger strike in which prisoners exposed themselves to the possibility of biological death in order to contest the social and civil death of solitary confinement. By collectively refusing food, and by articulating the meaning and motivation of this refusal in articles, interviews, artwork, and legal documents, prisoners reclaimed and expanded their perceptual, cognitive, and expressive capacities for world-making, even in a space of systematic torture.

 

shelby-2015Tommie Shelby

Prison Abolition? The Uses and Abuses of Incarceration

Submit Abstracts

Thirty-Fourth International

Social Philosophy Conference

Sponsored by the North American Society for Social Philosophy

with the Department of Philosophy, Loyola University, Chicago

July 13-15, 2017

Proposals in all areas of social philosophy are welcome, but special attention will be devoted to:

Justice: Social, Criminal, Juvenile

SUBMISSIONS ARE NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTED

Some possible paper topics include:

  • Justice and the law
  • Justice in law and public policy
  • Injustice
  • Children’s rights
  • Policing
  • Incarceration
  • Law and power
  • International criminal justice
  • Due process at the border
  • Legal responsibility
  • Restorative justice
  • Violence and resistance
  • Jury nullification
  • Black Lives Matter
  • Modern day “debtor’s prison”
  • Criminal law and ideology
  • Race and criminal justice
  • School-to-prison pipeline
  • Multiculturalism and the law
  • Micro-injustices
  • Criminal justice and gender
  • Wealth and justice (or injustice)
  • Adversary trials and truth
  • Justice and sexual assault
  • Justice for victims
  • Solitary confinement
  • Capital punishment
  • Care and social justice
  • Rights of felons
  • The prison-industrial complex
  • Charging juveniles as adults
  • Community policing
  • Reproductive injustice and prisons
  • Captivity and carcerality
  • Social and civil death
  • Prison abolition and reform

We welcome submissions from both members and non-members, but we require that all presenters join the North American Society for Social Philosophy if their papers are accepted and if they present at the conference.

Submission Deadline:  February 15, 2017. Please submit a 300 word abstract using the form below.

Questions? contact@northamericansocietyforsocialphilosophy.org.

The Program Committee:

Joan Woolfrey, West Chester University of Pennsylvania (chair)

Kathryn Norlock, Trent University

Ann Levey, University of Calgary

Local host:  Heidi Malm, Loyola University, Chicago.

Members of the Program Committee may be reached at:
program@northamericansocietyforsocialphilosophy.org

NASSP Support for International Presenters

The NASSP will waive fees for conference registration and for the banquet for those participants traveling from outside of the United States and Canada.

NASSP Conference Awards for Graduate Students:

The North American Society for Social Philosophy has established the NASSP Awards for Best Graduate Student Papers to promote new scholarship in social philosophy and to encourage student participation in our Conference.

The winners of the annual prizes each receive $300. The prizes are awarded only to conference attendees, though there is no obligation to use the money for conference-related costs. Any graduate student enrolled in a program towards a degree beyond the B.A. or first university diploma is eligible.

The paper may address any topic in social philosophy. Papers should be no more than 3,000 words (include a word count with submission), and they should conform to the requirements set out by the APA for colloquium submissions to annual Divisional meetings.

Those who want to be considered for this award should send their full papers on or before February 15 to gradaward@northamericansocietyforsocialphilosophy.org – and they should also submit abstracts to the site by February 15, 2017.

 

The deadline for the submission of abstracts has closed. 

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