Proposals from all disciplines are invited for a conference at Marquette University on May 2-3, 2008 exploring "the city" as the locus of social conflict, representation, law, ideology, desire, policy, planning, and imagination, all inflected by lived realities of race, class, gender, sexuality, and movement. Possible issues for consideration include:
„X How has racial discourse changed as a result of shifting patterns of immigration and migration?
„X How have historical and contemporary labor and immigration debates aligned and disaffiliated African American and Latino/a workers in U.S. cities?
„X What are the routes and cultural politics of black urban youth culture in relation to new immigrant neighborhoods and social movements?
„X What are the consequences and effects of black middle class exodus and white "recolonization" of city centers?
„X What impact has segregation or the "new" segregation had upon the nature of American urban communities?
„X How have laws (zoning, tax) and law enforcement inscribed inequities of race and class into urban geography?
„X What role does foreign policy play in determining domestic urban realities?
„X How have education or the arts challenged or sustained ideologies of privilege in American cities?
„X What is the relationship between racial politics and economic globalization?
Please submit 250 - 500 word abstracts and a brief c.v. to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 1, 2007. Please include ˇ§conference proposalˇ¨ in your subject line.
Heather Hathaway, Ph.D.
208 Marquette Hall
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
414-288-5310 Email: email@example.com
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