Accueil:18-20 June 2020

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18-20 June 2020 (postponed)
Televising the Socialist Body. Projections of Health and Welfare on the Socialist and Post-Socialist Screen
An ERC BodyCapital conference, Paris, 18-20 June 2020, co-organised with the Centre d'études des mondes russe, caucasien et centre européen (EHESS) Television prospered upon a tension between education and leisure, which was especially acute in a socialist context. Televisions began to appear in homes in Eastern Europe after its stabilization as a socialist “block” dominated by the USSR. However diverse by nature and history, all the socialist regimes shared common strategies of mass propaganda, i.e. the intensive use of media to convert people and transform collective/individual behaviours. Television was supposed to be a new tool allowing direct normative shaping of every citizen, but some circles also blamed it for stimulating the disarticulation of the class/work/political collective...

The conference will take place in Paris, 18-20 June 2020.

Travel and accommodation funding will be available, according to need.

More details.

Proposals for presentations of approx. 3000 characters as well as a short CV are requested by 20 December 2019 by e-mail to: Alexandre Sumpf.

Candidates will be notified by 31 January 2020.