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RGS Paper Call Out - Contemporary Forms of Disorientation

CALL FOR PAPERS RGS-IBG Annual Conference 2024, 27 th - 30 th  August 2024.   Contemporary Forms of Disorientation Session convenors: Robin Finlay – Durham University, UK. Victoria J. E. Jones – Northumbria University, UK. Image credit: Clare Chapman, 'Untitled', 2021, Oil on paper, 23x24cm ©Clare Chapman. All rights reserved, 2024 The purpose of this paper session is to open up the forms and conditions of disorientation that emerge in the contemporary contexts of neoliberal life and everyday geopolitics. Disorientation is a socio-spatial-temporal feeling. Conceptually, it involves the loss or detachment of orientating relations that enable a person to feel certain of their position in the world. Contemporary neoliberal life has opened new forms of disorientation. Recent catalytic events such as the Covid-19 pandemic, government austerity measures, the emergence of Black Lives Matter, the rise of populist politics, the proliferation of t

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