Accepted Paper:

East Asian imaginings of crisis: an introductory approach  
Blai Guarné (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

Paper short abstract:

Paper long abstract:

This overview paper is an introduction to the workshop and its approach to the notion of "crisis" as a particular discursive framework for the understanding of changing contexts in a globalized world. In recent years, we have accepted that the world is undergoing a series of global "shake ups" which critically affects our everyday realities. The world we are left with in the context of "crisis" (e.g., social, political, ecological, and economic) has reconfigured the ideas of wealth and health, hope and happiness at a global scale. Although there is a common denominator in terms of crisis, such ideas are signified through different practices of safety, trust and confidence within specific realities of threats, challenges and changes. Through ethnographic analysis of East Asian societies, the workshop will explore those changing notions of crisis as "global imaginings" that must be socially, politically, and historically situated in (trans)national scenarios.

Panel W061
East Asian imaginings: (trans)national scenarios and global crisis