For the PIERS fourth annual conference on environmental and regional issues we are requesting papers and presentations that contextualize place within the global process, particularly its emergence in cities, and how the old and new custodians of places compete for political, economic, religious and social recognition in a highly diverse and often hostile environment.
We welcome topics in the “new geography of centrality”—transnational political arrangements and economic entitlements; the revival of nationalisms; clash over the distinction between public and private places—cultural genealogies of the public/private distinction; immigration and reterritorialization as necessary consequences of globalization; the connections between place, sustainable development and globalization; US global centers (Los Angeles, New York…) as ‘third-world’ cities; and the privatization of migration are only a few of many possibilities.
Submissions from diverse disciplinary perspectives are encouraged and will be given preference. Disciplines include but are not limited to anthropology, architecture, conservation biology, ecology, economics, geography, history, language and cultural studies, legal theory, literature, philosophy, psychology, sociology, theology, and urban studies—planning, restoration.
The conference has been rescheduled for Friday June 17th at the Pace University New York City Campus, 1 Pace Plaza from 10:30 – 5:30PM (Reception 6 – 9PM)
Please send abstracts of no more than 250 words with biographical sketch to Robert Chapman, Ph.D., Director—Pace Institute for Environmental & Regional Studies
41 Park Row, room 718
New York, NY 10038
E-mail submissions are gladly accepted if and only if sent as attachments in Microsoft Word format. Send to Rchapman@pace.edu.
Deadline for submission of abstracts is May 16th 2005. Select papers will be published in Proceeding, volume 4.
Hune Margulies, Ph.D. Department of Philosphy, Religion and Environmental Studies. Pace University. 914-773-3965 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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