CALL FOR PAPERS
2002 Oral History Association Annual Meeting
San Diego, California
October 23-27, 2002
Global Linkages: The Internationalization of Everyday Life
The Oral History Association invites proposals for papers and presentations for its 2002 annual meeting, to be held October 23-27, 2002 in San Diego, California. The theme of the meeting is “Global Linkages: The Internationalization of Everyday Life”.
This conference welcomes presentations on oral history projects that investigate the relationships between regional cultures and economies and the larger processes of globalization. Situated on the border of Mexico, at the edge of the Pacific Rim, and within the nation's most ethnically diverse state, the city of San Diego offers a vantage point from which to examine the ways individual locales are affected by international processes and the ways local and global forces interact.
Papers may deal with such questions as How have international economic, political, and social forces affected local regions? How have local landscapes, economies, and cultures welcomed, accommodated, or resisted these larger forces? In what specific ways do communities seek out cultural or economic connections with the peoples and economies outside their region? What is the impact of globalization on the formation of gender, ethnic, and class identities? What effect has it had on larger social and political structures?
Topics could include the experience of immigration and its impact on the social structures of immigrant communities and on the larger culture; political and legal attempts to control immigration and the effects of such policies on immigrant communities; the culture of borderlands and their relationship to national entities; the export of jobs from industrialized areas to the developing world; corporate restructuring and downsizing; the effects of E-commerce; the role of the Internet; effects of a global economy on the environment; the worldwide diffusion of American and western cultural products and consumer goods; the impact of non-Western food, fashion, music, and other cultural products on the United States and other Western countries; the effects of NAFTA and such organizations as the International Monetary Fund and the World Trade Organization; the role of the military and the effects of American foreign policy and military interventions; and topics that provide perspectives on the historical context of globalization.
The program committee invites proposals from oral history practitioners in a wide variety of disciplines and settings. In addition to accepting proposals from historians, we encourage submissions from anthropologists, sociologists, and other scholars who utilize qualitative interviews in their research. We also encourage contributions from museums, historical societies, archives and libraries, community organizations, pre-collegiate teachers, media professionals, and independent historians. The program committee particularly seeks sessions that address the many uses of oral history in media such as film, video, radio, exhibitions, drama, and electronic media. Similarly, while sessions may be organized in the customary panel format, we strongly encourage proposals for roundtables, workshops, poster sessions, media and performance-oriented presentations, offsite sessions, and other formats that go beyond the boundaries of conventional conference presentations. We also encourage proposals that focus on issues that particularly affect the Southwest and Southern California and welcome papers that deal with areas outside the United States, especially with issues in Mexico, Central and South America, and the Pacific Rim countries.
Applicants must submit three copies of their proposals. For full sessions, submit a title, an abstract of no more than two pages, and a one-page vitae for each participant. For individual proposals, submit a one-page abstract and a one-page vitae or resume of the presenter.
Proposals must be postmarked by November 30, 2001. They may be submitted by mail or fax; no e-mail attachments will be accepted. Each submission must be accompanied by a cover sheet, which can be printed from our website: www.dickinson.edu/oha . Click on Call for Papers.
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Carlisle, PA 17013-2896
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