Donnerstag, 28. Januar 2016, 13:30 - 20:00 iCal

State, Work, and Affects

International Symposium

Vienna University of Economics and Business, LC.2.400
Welthandelsplatz 1 , 1020 Vienna

Tagung, Konferenz, Kongress, Symposium

Weitere Termine

Freitag, 29. Januar 2016, 09:30 - 18:00

International Symposium, organized by the interdisciplinary research group of the FWF-project “Affective Labor of Employment Agents”. The symposium will be held at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), and we are delighted to announce three highly renowned keynote speakers: Birgit Sauer (University of Vienna), Vincent Dubois (University of Strasbourg) and Marek Korczynski (University of Nottingham). The symposium revolves around major transformations in the economic and political fields of the Global North: the tremendous growth of service industries, service professions and immaterial labor; the liberalization of public services and transformation of bureaucrats into service providers; and the rise of new political aims, encouraging entrepreneurialism, competition, self reliance and self activation. We are particularly interested in the growing importance of emotions and affects in those processes, like the increase of emotional, affective or aesthetic labor, the marketization of affective dispositions and subjection of the “whole person” in service jobs or bio-politics and affective governance. Power relations and symbolic violence traverse and foster the establishment of a new affective order between the state and its citizens. Conflicts between corporate management and workforce or gender struggles about seemingly masculine and feminine properties and skills are also part of the transformation of domination. We regard those power structures as constitutive for feeling rules and affective relations.

Zur Webseite der Veranstaltung


Research Group "Affective labor in the public employment service" (Universtity of Vienna, Vienna University of Economics and Business)

Um Anmeldung wird gebeten


Myriam Gaitsch
Universität Wien
Institut für Politikwissenschaft