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Full Title: Asian Conference on Cultural Studies 2013

      
Short Title: ACCS 2013
Location: Osaka, Japan
Start Date: 24-May-2013 - 26-May-2013
Contact: Melissa Choi
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://accs.iafor.org/
Meeting Description: The International Academic Forum in conjunction with its global partners, including the Cultural Studies Association of Australasia, is proud to announce the Third Asian Conference on Cultural Studies, to be held from May 24-26 2013, at the Ramada Osaka, Osaka, Japan.

Conference Theme: Intersecting Belongings: Cultural Conviviality and Cosmopolitan Futures

Contemporary challenges and contexts of the local, regional, national and global raise urgent questions about cultural conviviality and cosmopolitan futures across the world. These are times when trans-cultural, trans-national and multicultural belonging are particularly being tested through environmental catastrophe, economic volatility, parochialism, fundamentalism, notions of cosmopolitan and multicultural exhaustion, and war. A key challenge lies in the paradox of culture, in which belonging has become a fundamental question of preservation, atavism, tradition and survival as well as hybridity, transgression, possibility and transformation. The aim of this conference theme is to respond to this paradoxical challenge by opening up discussion, critical reflection and analysis about emerging social and cultural identities that are formed at the intersection of multiple and multi-sited belongings.
Linguistic Subfield: Discourse Analysis; Sociolinguistics
LL Issue: 24.641


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