On the 2nd of April Substance held the seminar “a Praxology of Craving”. It was our aim to bring together different perspectives on the object of craving (e.g. craving of food, drugs ect.) from different fields (e.g. anthropology, psychology, sociology) and it was both exiting and inspiring to unravel and discuss how craving comes in many versions and is indeed multiple. read more
SUBSTANce has been granted DKK 939.000 as part of the huge UC-CARE project: University of Copenhagen Research Centre for Control of Antibiotic Resistance. Here is a press release about the whole project (in Danish).
Our small part of the project is called Pills, Prescriptions, Practices, and Perceptions. The project is about the prescription of antibiotics, focusing on the standards and technologies, the practical encounter, and the affected bodies, as these are perceived and negotiated by users, as part of their conduct of everyday life. See project description here.
Mid December, we held our second research seminar in the SUBSTANce group – this time with the theme of Focusing and Forgetting. To enlighten us on this theme and help us discuss different aspects of it – also in relation to our projects in general – we had the pleasure of listening to Matthew Allen (University of Glasgow), Dorthe Staunæs (Aarhus University, Emdrup), Brady Wagoner (Aalborg University), Johannes Lang (DIIS) and Jytte Bang (University of Copenhagen).
For our discussions on the theme, we were inspired by the following texts:
Spillman, L. and Conway, B. (2007):’Texts, Bodies, and the Memory of Bloody Sunday’, Symbolic Interaction Vol. (30)1. pp. 79-103.
Bang, J. (2009): Nothingness and the human Umwelt. A cultural-ecological approach to meaning
Papoulias, C. & Callard,F. (2010). Biology’s Gift: Interrogating the Turn to Affect. Body & Society, 16(1): 29–56
Alexander, J. (2002/2009), On the Social Construction of Moral Universals.
Wagoner, B.: Sociocultural mediators or remembering: An extension of Bartlett’s repeated reproduction method.
In relation to the theme it is always worth mentioning “The Social Psychology of Experience – studies in remembering and forgetting” by David Middleton and Steven Brown, should anyone be interested in reading more…
We had some inspiring days of interesting presentations, fruitful discussions and lots of food for thought. It was all wrapped up beautiful surroundings and lots of snow. Thank you to all the participants for joining in..
And MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL