I am putting together a panel for the Association of Asian Studies Conference in Singapore scheduled for July 2014. Below is the working panel title and abstract.
Biopolitics in Southeast Asia: Governance of Mobile Populations
Abstract: Modernist conceptions of politics usually contain the political in territories and sovereign jurisdictions. This panel looks to explore the implications of increasingly porous borders to modes of governing and what we might consider to be the domain of politics. Some of the questions this panel might address would be the following; in what ways do mobile populations figure in governmental rationalities? What are the techniques of regulation or control across borders? How and with what means are biopolitical subjects constituted? The empirical site is delimited to Southeast Asia, a region historically marked by population mobility. I am looking for contributors from all disciplines.
Those who are interested, please e-mail a 300-word abstract and a one page CV to Liberty Chee at email@example.com. Please send your abstracts in .doc form by October 20, 2013. Graduate students are welcome.
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