The Sociology Department at York University is pleased to announce its 2005 Graduate Conference. We seek contributions from graduate students as well as faculty who would like to present their work or act as panel moderators. Presentations on a wide range of topics and from varied disciplines are welcome. Please, find below the call for papers.
We belong. Whether to neighbourhoods, to communities, to families, to associations or to generations, we belong. Whether through conventional nationhood or fluid global cosmopolitanism, we long to belong. We long for the home that has been or that yet might be. We long for a future not yet disclosed and a past oft rewritten.
We do not belong. Whether to spaces or places, by preference or practices, we do not belong. Whether through emerging communities, alternative media outlets or our imaginations, we question what it means to belong. We struggle to weigh the cost of belonging and ponder how not to belong.
The 7th annual York Sociology Graduate Conference invites submissions from a broad range of disciplines and perspectives on the intersections between longing and belonging. Participants are encouraged to explore, consider, contest, disrupt or discredit ideas about how we belong, why we belong and how and why we long to belong.
We welcome a broad range of submissions including, but not limited to, the following ideas:
media and communication
memory and diaspora
boundaries/borders/zones (real or imagined)
Submissions should include:
title and abstract (no more than 250 words)
requests for audiovisual equipment
format of presentation: individual presentation (to be formed into larger panel); multiple person presentation; panel discussion (2-3 presenters conducting a prepared conversation around a single topic or theme); workshop; poster; or performance We also welcome submissions to moderate panels.
The York Sociology Graduate Conference will take place on Friday, March 18, 2005 and Saturday, March 19, 2005, at York University, Toronto, ON, Canada.
Please send submissions to the e-mail address provided below by February 15th, 2005.
Notification of acceptance will be sent out in late February 2005.
Copies of papers to be presented/presentation outlines should be sent via email no later than March 11th, 2005.
Early registration is 10$ (by February 28th), registration at the door is 15$.
For more information, please visit our website at the following web address.
Graduate Programme in Sociology - York University
2075 Vari Hall, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M3J 1P3
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