Call for Papers for a Panel for Association of Asia Studies Annual Conference 2011.
The Panel is tentatively titled: Politics as (Un)Usual: People Power in Asia
Have we entered a new era of political action? This panel will explore popular mobilizations and uprisings in different nations of Asia’s recent history and present and consider what these efforts say about the role of the state and formal political party politics on social change. The panel will present case studies and theoretical discussion of how power can be exerted upon political parties from outside the formal political sphere, how power can be generated through interest mobilization and autonomous groups, and how to conceive of political action outside the narrow confines of strictly “politics.”
The panel currently includes one paper on “The Dynamics of Students and Party Politics in Bangladesh’s 1981-1990 Anti-Autocracy Movement.” It also includes a paper examining “Asia's Unknown Uprisings, 1980-1992.” A third paper is on “"The Gwangju Uprising's Continuing Process of Development, 1980-1997." We are seeking one or two papers to compliment these papers. The panel currently includes scholars from the US and Asia and could benefit from proposals at all levels of academic position, including advanced graduate students.
If your paper would fit with this exciting panel, please email your 250 word abstract to Samantha.firstname.lastname@example.org by July 24th. Please include a brief bio and a statement or two about how it might fit into the panel.
Dept of History, Northeastern University Boston, MA, USA
Dept. of Social Sciences and Humanities, Independent University Bangladesh, Dhaka, BD
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