Thursday, November 16 / 8:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Session 17
Power and Normativity in Society and History (1): Performativity and the State

Chair: Jordanna Matlon, American University

1. A Secular Hindu Nationalism? How Left Parties Perform Caste and Religion in Kerala, IndiaSamantha Agarwal, Johns Hopkins University.

2. Performing Punishment: Brazil's 2006 Drug Law and Routinizing Court Practices in São Paulo CityMaria-F├ítima Santos, University of California-Berkeley.

3. Moral Meaning-Making in Times of Crisis: How US Asylum Officers Negotiate Mismatches between their Actions and Moral Service MissionsTalia Shiff, Tel-Aviv University.

4. Theorizing the Performative Power of the State: Pragmatism, Structuralism, and the Possibility of Synthesis?Jonah Stuart Brundage, University of Michigan.

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