The Centre for Postcolonial Education, Varanasi, 22nd-24th December 2005.
Recent interest in children, youth, and education highlights how much more is needed as dialogue between the various conventional subject areas that include these foci-such as religion, caste, and nationalism-and the newer perspective of globalization as constituted by the local. This conference purports to be a site of dialogue for completed and in-progress work on any aspect of interaction between the so-called “local” and the so-called “global” with particular reference to children and youth. The conference builds on a broad definition of education as inclusive of institutional processes, and also as the learning that takes place in other sites. These sites include, but are not exhausted by, the home, the neighbourhood, the town or village, language, media, apprenticeship, parenting, social conflict, and discourses of history, the self, and the state. The conference will be divided into sub-themes, which will be finalized upon receipt of proposals. Papers will be grouped into both thematic panels and according to inter-disciplinary articulation.
The Centre for Postcolonial Education, located at N 1/70 Nagwa, Varanasi, is a Humanities and Social Sciences research center that is presently headed by Dr Nita Kumar. Submissions for papers are invited for the present conference. Please send an abstract of 250 words to the address below by 15th June 2005 on a related topic of your choice. We will select up to fifteen of the most appropriate papers for presentation, and invite others to participate in discussion and eventual publication. The Centre can pay within-India travel costs to the chosen participants, and in-Varanasi hospitality will be extended to all participants. Please send submissions to: Rohit Setty, Conference Organizer (e-mail address follows).
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