Liminal Existences and Migrant Resistances Conference

Страна: США

Город: Marquette

Тезисы до: 15.01.2020

Даты: 20.03.20 — 21.03.20

Область наук: Социологические;

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Организаторы: Marquette University


In Migrancy, Culture, Identity, Iain Chambers describes migrancy as that which involves “a dwelling in language, in histories, in identities that are constantly subject to mutation. Always in transit, the promise of a homecoming—completing the story, domesticating the detour—becomes an impossibility. History gives way to histories.”2 However, Chambers in addition to various other scholars, namely Edward Said and Sara Ahmed, argue that migrancy is not defined solely by the movement between different geographies, but located in the power relations produced by transnational affiliations which dictate inclusion and exclusion, belonging, and access. The function of these dynamics has become of extreme relevance and importance to our contemporary world. It is therefore the goal of this conference to engage scholars, students, and community members in an examination of the transnational and transdisciplinary boundaries affecting issues of access and equity in our contemporary society. We encourage various types of engagements with our theme of liminality, migrancy, and transnationalism, including (but not limited to) an engagement with:

    Transnational fluidity and mobility
    Migration and borderlands
    transnational cultural productions and literary reception
    decolonial epistemologies
    nationalism and nation-states
    law and migration
    academia and equity
    gendered embodiment and identity
    sexuality and agency
    race and intersectionality
    capital and the distribution of wealth
    access and affect (broadly defined to include fear, humor, sadness, compassion, or empathy)
    religion/spirituality and individual or collective forms of identification
    the boundaries between literary or cultural genres
    visual representations of migrancy in film and popular culture
    language and linguistic hybridity
    health and access


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