In many cultures throughout the world, traditional sexualities and alternative sexual identities are dissapearing or transforming as a result of the difusion of modern western sexual identity constructions and the emergence of global gay and lesbian subcultures modelled on North American and European cultural models. It can be argued that a queer globalization has taken place.
The conference “Competing Diversities” organised by Enkidu Cultural Center in Mexico City seeks to examine issues related to the interaction and confromtation between traditional sexualities and western sexual identity constructions across a wide range of perspectives. Papers are welcomed on virtually all related topics and themes, independently of time, period and space, as well as interdisciplinary perspectives. Also papers of comparative phenomena are welcome.
500 word abstracts should be submitted to the organising committee in English, Spanish, German or French as e-mail attachment by 15th of February 2005. The conference languages will be English and Spanish.
Papers should be of approximately 30 minutes duration (circa 8 - 10 pages). Other forms of presentation, for instance workshops, panel debates and poster sessions will be considered on request.
Graduate and postgraduate students are encouraged to attend and present papers. Selected papers from the conference will be published in book form.
Abstracts are to be submitted by the 15th of February 2004, along with the presenter’s name, address, telephone, email, and institutional affiliation. All correspondence for this conference will be conducted via email.
For further information, please contact the organising comitee at the e-mail address given below.
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