International Conference of Critical Social Psychology: 6-8/2/2013 CFP

International Congress
Critical Social Psychology:
Discourse, Materiality and Politics

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
6th – 8th February

The consolidation of the knowledge economy in the context of contemporary neoliberal capitalism has consolidated procedures and criteria that models academic production in terms of economic efficiency. In the field of Social Sciences, funding policies are biased towards the development of knowledge and technologies for the management of populations, diminishing the progressive deterioration of political legitimacy, worsening of life conditions, loss of freedoms and social rights and the lack environmental sustainability. It is necessary, in this context, an ongoing reflection on the role of psychosocial knowledge in the legitimation and transformation of dominant ideologies and practices, a reflection that takes into account how the development of alternative and critical psychosocial perspectives can become academic commodities.

Critical perspectives address psychosocial phenomena taking into consideration multiple semiotic-material interactions taking place within a socio-historical context, considering the social and political implications of the knowledge that is being produced. Discursive perspectives have become in recent decades a backbone in the production of critical knowledge, analysing how certain versions of social reality get stabilized and developing strategies for transforming these sedimented realities. At the same time, the recognition of the heterogeneity of the constituent elements of social reality has led, in recent years, to the incorporation of intrapsychic, affective and material elements in the analysis and intervention of psychosocial phenomena. The recognition of the constructed character of our semiotic-material reality opens the door for the necessary involvement of psychosocial knowledge in the transformation of present condition of power and the consideration of the political dimension in the development of research practice.

Critical Social Psychology congregates different ontologies and epistemologies that, as a toolbox, seek to identify, analyze and transform our existing power relations. This meeting opens a space for debate and reflection to share different academic and political sensitivities, thematic and theoretical developments in a critical approach to social reality. A space that welcomes specific investigations, theoretical analysis and political positions within a critical reflection on the current forms of social reproduction and transformation.–

Scientific Program

Wednesday 6th February

16:00 – 19:00 Registration>
17:00 – 18:30 Conference
18:40 – 20:00 Conference

Thursday 7th February

09:00 – 10:30 Conference
10:40 – 12:10 Symposium
12:10 – 12:30 Coffe Break
12:30 – 14:00 Symposium
14:00 -16:00 Lunch break
16:00 – 17:30 Symposium
17:30 – 18:00 Coffe break
18:00 – 19:30 Conference

Friday 8th February

09:30 – 11:00 Conference
11:10 – 12:40 Symposium
12:40 – 13:00 Coffe Break
13:00 – 14:30 Symposium
14:30 -16:30 Lunch break
16:30 – 18:00 Symposium
18:00 – 18:20 Coffe break
18:20 – 20:00 Conference
21:00 Toast and closing event

Feel free to follow us through our virtual forum after the congress

Registration and Submission of Proposals

You will find the registration form in this link.

Submission of proposals

  • Forms of Participation: Symposium and Communication
  • Abstract should have a maximum of 300 words
  • Contributions are accepted in Spanish and English.
  • Abstract submission deadline: November 15th, 2012

Thematic areas

  1. Affect and emotions
  2. Analysis and Strengthening of Social movements
  3. Critical and activist methodologies.
  4. Critical Management
  5. Feminisms and Interseccionality
  6. Governing of the body and the self
  7. Management and Control of Public and Private Spaces
  8. Politics, Utopias and Dystopias
  9. Post-Colonial Perspectives
  10. Social Inequalities
  11. Technoscience, technoculture, technosubjects
  12. Theoretical and epistemological critical approaches

Registration Fees

First period for payment will be open until December 17th

  • Professional – 160 €
  • Students – 110 €
  • Institutional Agreements – 70 €
  • Volunteers and Unemployed – 0 €

Account details

  • Bank: La caixa
  • Concept: Critical Social Psychology Congress (UAB)
  • Bank account 2100 0424 36 0200270936
  • In order to complete your registration, you should send the payment proof to congres.csp

Conference languages: English and Spanish

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