In recent years, celebrative rhetoric about the ‘the global village’ and the erosion of national borders appears to have shifted. Borderpolitics has become an organisational principle not only at the level of governmental concerns or media debates, but in the practices of everyday life. This is because the securing of borders is not simply about national sovereignty, but about the reconfiguring of zones of inclusion, exclusion, and the in-between in relation to social, political, economic, and cultural practices.
The practices and implications of borderpolitics open up a space for critical investigation especially in the area of Race, Ethnicity and Whiteness Studies. We invite speakers from a broad range of disciplines who are interested in examining borderpolitics with particular reference to the way in which whiteness is implicated in the construction of borders in their multiple configurations, and the manner in which Race, Ethnicity, and Whiteness Studies can intervene in and engage with border practices.
Deadline for Abstracts: August 30, 2006
Venue: Carlton Crest Hotel, Sydney - Australia
Conference Convenors: Dr. Goldie Osuri, Macquarie University; Lara Palombo, Macquarie and Adelaide University
Send abstracts or direct inquiries about the conference via email to Elaine Laforteza
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