Conferene Theme: Encounters & Exchanges
The International Academic Forum in conjunction with its global partners is proud to announce the Second Asian Conference on Cultural Studies, to be held from June 1-3 2012, at the Ramada Osaka, Osaka, Japan.
The theme for the 2012 conference is 'Encounters and Exchanges' and the programme advisers also suggest the following sub-themes with the hope and expectation that they will excite interesting new interpretations and explorations: 'Post-colonial or trans-colonial?', 'Transformations of self and place', 'Beyond boundaries?','Difference, diversity, plurality', 'Cultural re/constructions', 'Politics and power', and 'Ideologies of culture'. We hope that the conference theme will again encourage academic and personal encounters and exchanges across national, religious, cultural and disciplinary divides.
The Second Asian Conference on Cultural Studies 2012 will be held alongside the Second Asian Conference on Asian Studies 2012. Registrants for either conference will allow attendees the option of attending sessions in the other.
Authors of accepted abstracts will have the opportunity of publishing their associated paper in the official conference proceedings, and a selection of papers will be considered for inclusion in the planned internationally reviewed IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies.
The Asian Conference on Cultural Studies encourages participants from a range of inter/disciplinary and theoretical perspectives, including but not limited to:
- Cultural studies
- Critical race theory
- Social criticism
- Queer theory
- Gender studies / feminist theory
- Black feminism
- Media studies
- Visual culture
- Cultural geography
- Cultural history
- Political theory
- Critical legal studies
- Political philosophy
- Linguistics, Language and Cultural Studies
Special Theme: "Encounters and Exchanges"
The conference theme is "Encounters and Exchanges" and the organizers encourage submissions that approach this question from a variety of perspectives. This theme can be explored in any way, but the following sub-themes may offers some direction or ideas.
- Post/colonial or trans/colonial?
- Transformations of self and place
- Beyond boundaries?
- Difference, diversity, plurality
- Cultural re/constructions
- Politics and power
- Ideologies of culture
The submission of other topics for consideration is also welcome and we encourage sessions within and across a variety of related disciplines and fields. The submissions will be generally organized into the following themes:
- Gender and sexuality
- Queering culture
- Environment, space and place
- Cultural differences and stereotypes
- Constructions of self and other
- New social movements
- Contested spaces
- Subjectivities and identities