Sam Kirwan and Leila Dawney convened a session at the Emotional Geographies conference at Edinburgh University on Economics and Governance: Affective Cartographies of Debt.
Session Summary: This session combines papers exploring the emotional experiences of debt; from the anxiety over unopened letters piling up at the door or the fear that attaches to contingently-held objects, to the non-financial (or more-than-financial) dimensions of debt - commitments to nation, family and friends. The session will build from the increasing body of work recognising that financial debts are located not only in the abstract space of financial arrangements, but in the lived rhythms, practices and commitments of debtors (for example Deville's (2012) work on debt collectors employing their own cartographies of affective capture)
In drawing together different areas of research into these rhythms, practices and...
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