This is a call for panelists for the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) Annual Meeting that will take place in Philadelphia, PA, March 27-30, 2014.
I am seeking panelists to help address the garment industry in Asia from a wide range of perspectives. My paper will focus on the use of women (and women’s bodies) as a symbol in garment industry organizing, using the case study of Bangladesh. At this point, I’d like to keep this call very wide to encourage abstracts from anyone working on garment industry subjects, such as international solidarity, labor, economic and policy considerations, historical development of the industry, urban development and changes around the new factory geographies, issues of Human Rights, comparative (either within Asia or internationally) analyses, or a number of other approaches. I am very open to creative ideas and wide interpretations of the panel topic.
Please email 250 word abstracts to Samantha.firstname.lastname@example.org,
along with a short bio, cv, or other affiliation information. The deadline for submission to me is July 15, 2013. At that time I will make the selection of papers and compose the panel abstract for submission to the AAS before the August 8 deadline. Please email with the subject line “AAS Panel Proposal.” I will notify you by July 22 of acceptance.
This is an excellent moment to bring renewed scholarly attention to the issue of garment workers and the garment industry at a time of great public interest and international attention. Papers could very conceivably be worked into an edited volume for publication and this idea will be discussed further after the abstracts have been submitted.
Please email any questions to Samantha.email@example.com
Assistant Professor of History
Department of Social Sciences
2300 Adams Ave.
Liberal Arts Building, Room 82
Scranton, PA 18509
Samantha.firstname.lastname@example.org Email: email@example.com
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