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Conference Information

Full Title: Revisiting Identity - Embodied Communication across Time and Space

Short Title: REID 2013
Location: Örebro, Sweden
Start Date: 22-Oct-2013 - 24-Oct-2013
Contact: Kicki Ekberg
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Meeting Description: While there is no dearth of literature in the area of identity, a large majority of it takes its points of departure either in philosophy, policy studies and/or political science, or in more sector framed domains that build upon identity categories (like gender, ethnicity, class, functional disabilities, etc.). Disciplinary arenas such as education and health sciences, including the multidisciplinary fields of language and communication studies, disability studies, gender studies etc., have focused the concept of identity in a range of ways. This interest often tends to be discussed in terms of what can be called identity sectors. To challenge static and demarcated description of identities, the workshop REID, takes its point of departure in the complexities that characterize and shape societies - past and present - including the increasing pace of change and diversification that interfaces at global, national and local levels. Institutional settings such as K-12 education, higher education, health services, care services etc. provide enclaves that encompass people of all ages, gender, class, race etc. From a social practice perspective one could say that both institutions and individuals are shaped by the ‘living and daily doings’ of these actors.
Linguistic Subfield: Anthropological Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics
LL Issue: 24.1930

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