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7533 - Negotiating Intimacy and Economy in the Americas: Discussion 2

The aim of this presentation is to discuss the papers of the symposium ‘Interest and Affect: Negotiating Intimacy and Economy in the Americas’. How do the papers address the negotiation of intimacy and economy, of its emergence and its relevance, in relation to people’s everyday life in the Americas? How are notions of interest, affect, intimacy and economy dealt with and apprehended in the various papers presented, and to what effect? Which are the most salient points of convergence and divergence among the papers? How do they relate to existing theories and approaches within this field of inquiry, and how do they depart from them? What are their main contributions to current scholarship and debates on these issues? Which are the central questions that emerge, and which are still left unanswered? Can we highlight some key issues that deserve to be developed further in future research, and which are the theories and approaches that are likely to be more productive in this undertaking? More generally, what do the papers tell us about intimacy and economy in the Americas, about the interest of pursuing such line of inquiry and the most promising ways to do so? These are some of the questions that will be discussed in the light of the papers presented.

Autores: Rebhun, Lina-Anne (University of California, Ud States of Am / USA)

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