Papers are invited on the following topics:
The demographics of people flow: who moves where? and why?
Forced migration in the Asia Pacific
Cultural, political and economic factors shaping migration. How are connections made?
Bordering the nation: migration and national security
Transnationalism, citizenship and sovereignty
Gender and generational issues in the migration experience
Linguistics, diaspora and migration
Settling down, settlement patterns and return migration
Can multi-cultures and multi-ethnicities produce one nation?
Language maintenance in the new culture
Migration, place and situated identities
Connections with the new place and (re)negotiating with the old
Home and Away: What is transferred from the home culture to the new culture? What cannot fit in the baggage?
Imaginary homelands: life-writing, creative writing and film responses to the migration experience
Unsettlement: the idea of the settler colony
Cultural memory: heritage and exchange
Transplanted cultures as tourist attractions
Fusion, cultural hybridity, cosmopolitanism
Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia
3-5 December 2007
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