CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
Globalization: Reconfigurings of World Space
The International Association for the Study of Environment, Space, and Place (IASESP)will hold its Second Annual Conference at Towson University, Towson, Maryland, on April 28-30, 2006. The Conference seeks to foster an interdisciplinary/ transdisciplinary conversation on the present, past, and future global reconfigurings of World Space. It will examine the presuppositions, implications, and consequences of the geographical reconfigurings of the world. Abstracts are invited from any academic discipline as well as non-academic professionals and activists.
Possible topics: Spatial Reconfigurings of . . .
Environment/Ecology: wild/domestic; environmental impact of globalism; genetic modification
Political: private/public; northern/southern hemisphere political tensions; power distributions in developed, developing, undeveloped regions and nations
Economics: new distributional patterns of wealth; global economies; globalizing markets, forms of economic organization, globalizing corporations
Cultural Arts: architecture, art, theatre, and music in a globalized world
Anthropological: the impact of globalization on peoples and cultural identities
Religion: religious tensions in the globalized world, new religious forms, religious sites
Sociology: new roles, stratifications, mobilities in the globalized world, new forms of association
Law: global law; legal boundaries; global justice
Communication: the role of new technologies, new forms of communication
Philosophy: competing paradigms of globalization; the sense of globalism
The above topics are meant as examples, other pertinent sub-themes are welcome. The main criterion is that presentations must consider the spatial aspect of globalization. Those who are interested in organizing panels are also invited. Persons interested in chairing sessions should contact Professor Backhaus.
Papers or presentations should not exceed 25 minutes. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of the conference, speakers are requested to consider the audience diversity as they prepare their presentations. Accepted papers may be submitted for possible publication.
Send abstracts of approximately 200 words by February 10, 2006 to:
Professor Troy Paddock
For further information contact: John murungi E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org
Southern Connecticut State University
Department of History
501 Crescent Street
New Haven, CT 06515
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