NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR ETHNIC STUDIES, INC.
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS/PROPOSALS: (Due Dec. 15th)
39th Annual National Conference
April 7-9, 2011
Claremont Graduate University
THE NEW RACISM: ILLUSIONS OF EQUALITY AND THE ASSAULT ON ETHNIC STUDIES
The National Association for Ethnic Studies invites abstracts/proposals or papers, panels, workshops, or media productions from people in all disciplines and interdisciplinary areas of the arts, business, social sciences, humanities, science and education on current manifestations of racism and ethnic bias in the US, where ethnic studies as a discipline is under siege in schools and universities. What is the national discourse on race? How have race and ethnicity been characterized in popular media and education, as well as local and national politics? How is the treatment of racism exemplified by the emphasis on undocumented immigrants from Mexico and Central America? How are claims of nationalism and reverse racism being used against ethnic studies? How has post-racial ideology become part of our thinking, education, and legislation? The conference will create a lively forum for the discussion of issues related to the conference theme, including, but not limited to the following: AB 1070, HB 2281 and other racialized legislative attacks on immigrants and communities of color; the legacy of the Civil War, Plessy v. Ferguson, and Brown v. Board of Education; racismís intersections with gender and sexuality; Obama nation; model minorities; assimilation; sovereignty rights; profiling; curricula in schools; managing and marketing diversity; affirmative action; mixed-race identity; resistance to post-racialism; patriotism, nationalism and xenophobia; statelessness; colorblind casting; whiteness studies; hate groups; the new genetics; race and sports; color blind medicine and public health; social welfare policy; dual citizenship; ethnomusicology; representations of colorblind racism in literature and visual art; performing race.
Two-hundred-fifty-word abstracts/proposals should be submitted by December 15, 2010, which relate to any aspect of the conference theme, with the participantís institutional affiliation and mailing address, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address. The abstract/proposal must indicate whether the presentation is an individual paper or a complete panel presentation and if a/v equipment is needed. Presenters are welcome to chair other panels but may only present one paper. Pre-arranged panels must have between 3 and 5 presenters and a chair.
All program participants must pay full conference registration and 2011 NAES membership dues.
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