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email@example.com CFP: European Conference on African Studies, Lisbon: panel 107: "The transformation and redefinition of honour, status and moral authority patterns in contemporary Africa" Dear all, The fifth European Conference on African Studies (ECAS 5) will take place in Lisbon, Portugal, on June 27 to 29, 2013. Further information on the conference can be found here: http://cea.iscte.pt/ecas2013/cfp.shtml We invite paper proposals for a panel (P107) entitled"The transformation and redefinition of honour, status and moral authority patterns in contemporary Africa". This panel proposes to discuss the recent trends regarding to social distinction, honour and self-achievement patterns in contemporary Africa. It aims to explore the moral transformations and innovations by which wealth and social domination are justified and embodied, out of any individual and personalized relationship of social responsibility and political accountability. We welcome papers from all social sciences' traditions dealing with Sub-Saharan or North Africa.Please find a detailed panel description below. The call for papers is now open and will close on 16th January 2013. All proposals must be made via the on-line facility that ECAS2013 is using to handle all proposals: http://www.nomadit.co.uk/ecas/ecas2013/panels.php5?PanelID=2132 Proposals should consist of a paper title, a short abstract of less than 300 characters, and an abstract of 250 words. Please do not hesitate to contact us for any inquiries. We are looking forward to your contributions! Best regards, Dominique Connan and Emmanuelle Bouilly *** The transformation and redefinition of honour, status and moral authority patterns in contemporary Africa This panel proposes to discuss the recent trends regarding to social distinction and self-achievement patterns in contemporary Africa. How, for instance, the financialization of African economies (Vallée), the structural adjustment policies of the 1990s and the subsequent growth of the private and non-governmental sectors do transform the moral economies of African societies ? How does it affect previous models of honour (Iliffe), respectability, and self-achievement (Banégas/Warnier) in the continent? What possible new ethoses do emerge from such changes? How does it lead to new forms of legitimization of wealth and economic accumulation and redistribution? This panel seeks to explore the moral transformations and innovations by which wealth and social domination are justified, disembodied or re-embodied out of individual and personalized relationship of social responsibility and political accountability; amongst the economic elite, but also the (allegedly) growing "middle class" of the continent. For instance, how can we document and study the growth and use of charity organizations, corporate social responsibility, voluntary work, international standards of management and governance or new religiosities? The panel also aims to analyze the way through which fortunes and economic status inherited of previous eras, acquired through both legal and illegal or criminal ways (Bayart/Hibou) domesticate or cope with these new discourses of justification. Not restricting the analysis to discourses, the discussion will also encompass the way such transformations can affect the aspirations, desirable lifestyles and material cultures. Dominique Connan (European University Institute, Florence; CESSP, Paris I University) firstname.lastname@example.org Emmanuelle Bouilly (CESSP, Paris I University) email@example.com -