CFP: Multiculturalism, Conflict and Belonging

6th Global Conference
Multiculturalism, Conflict and Belonging

Sunday 16th September 2012 – Wednesday 19th September 2012
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Abstract due: Friday 16th March 2012

Call for Papers:
This multi-disciplinary project seeks to explore the new and prominent place that the idea of culture has for the construction of identity and the implications of this for social membership in contemporary societies. In particular, the project will assess the context of major world transformations, for example, new forms of migration and the massive movements of people across the globe, as well as the impact of globalisation on tensions, conflicts and on the sense of rootedness and belonging. Looking to encourage innovative trans-disciplinary dialogues, the Conference  warmly welcomes papers from all disciplines, professions and vocations which struggle to understand what it means for people, the world over, to forge identities in rapidly changing national, social and cultural contexts.

Papers, workshops and presentations are invited on any of the following themes:

  • Challenging Old Concepts of Self and Other
  • Nations, Nationhood and Nationalisms
  • Institutions, Organizations and Social Movements
  • Persons, Personhood and the Inter-Personal
  • Media and Artistic Representations
  • Transnational Cultural Interlacing of Contemporary Life
  • New Concepts, New Forms of Inclusion

The 2012 meeting of Multiculturalism, Conflict and Belonging will run alongside the forth meeting of our project on Fashion – Exploring Critical Issues and we anticipate holding sessions in common between the two projects. We welcome any papers considering the problems or addressing issues of Fashion, Multiculturalism, Conflict and Belonging.

Papers will be considered on any related theme. 300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 16th March 2012 to the Organising Chairs. If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper should be submitted by Friday 22nd June 2012.

Organising Chairs
Dr S. Ram Vemuri
School of Law and Business, Faculty of Law, Business and Arts
Charles Darwin University
Darwin NT0909, Australia

Rob Fisher
Network Leader, Inter-Disciplinary.Net,
Freeland, Oxfordshire,
United Kingdom

The conference is part of the Diversity and Recognition research projects, which in turn belong to the At the Interface programmes of Inter-Disciplinary.Net. It aims to bring together people from different areas and interests to share ideas and explore discussions which are innovative and challenging. All papers accepted for and presented at this conference are eligible for publication in an ISBN eBook. Selected papers may be invited to go forward for development into a themed ISBN hard copy volume.

For further details of the conference, please visit the website.

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