....POLKOM-mandag 29.04 -Cristina Archetti ..POLKOM-Monday 29.04 - Cristina Archetti....

....POLKOM-mandag 29.04 -Cristina Archetti ..POLKOM-Monday 29.04 - Cristina Archetti....

Førstkommende mandag inviterer POLKOM til åpent lunsj-seminar med Cristina Archetti. Seminaret vil inneholde en presentasjon av hennes nye artikkel “From inside the body to policy: Towards an embodied theory of silence”. Seminaret finner sted på rom 418 på IMK klokken 12.00 og er åpent for alle.

This paper develops a theoretical framework that explains the mechanisms through which suffering and pain felt inside the body translate into silence, exclusion from public debate, and lack of political representation. This happens through intermediate steps that involve, among others, the role of the media in the narrative construction of the body and the self. This framework both combines and extends current explanations of silence that span sociolinguistic approaches, theories of stigma, the “spiral of silence,” and the “sphere of deviance.” It is developed on empirical evidence provided by the case study of involuntary childlessness (i.e. childlessness not by choice): even in the age of ubiquitous communication, despite affecting about 25% of the adult population of practically all developed countries, this issue is shrouded in taboo and seldom heard of. This leads to policy gaps, for instance, in dealing with the long-term trauma of infertility and lack of support for isolated childless individuals in their old age. The study combines in-depth interviews, content analysis of popular culture and a five-year ethnography. Its findings show the limitations of current theories, making the case for a more material, indeed embodied, approach to political communication.

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On Monday the 29.04, POLKOM will host a lunch-seminar featuring Cristina Archetti. In the seminar she will present her recent paper From inside the body to policy: Towards an embodied theory of silence. The seminar will be held in room 418 at IMK and is open to the public.

This paper develops a theoretical framework that explains the mechanisms through which suffering and pain felt inside the body translate into silence, exclusion from public debate, and lack of political representation. This happens through intermediate steps that involve, among others, the role of the media in the narrative construction of the body and the self. This framework both combines and extends current explanations of silence that span sociolinguistic approaches, theories of stigma, the “spiral of silence,” and the “sphere of deviance.” It is developed on empirical evidence provided by the case study of involuntary childlessness (i.e. childlessness not by choice): even in the age of ubiquitous communication, despite affecting about 25% of the adult population of practically all developed countries, this issue is shrouded in taboo and seldom heard of. This leads to policy gaps, for instance, in dealing with the long-term trauma of infertility and lack of support for isolated childless individuals in their old age. The study combines in-depth interviews, content analysis of popular culture and a five-year ethnography. Its findings show the limitations of current theories, making the case for a more material, indeed embodied, approach to political communication.

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