The Eighth Cultural Studies Conference, “Environment and Culture,” organized jointly by the Cultural Studies Association of Turkey and the Department of Anthropology at Yeditepe University, will be held on September 1-3, 2015 at the Yeditepe University campus on the Anatolian side of Istanbul.
The conference provides a platform to question existing paradigms in topics that bring together “culture” and “environment,” to present critical and analytical studies in these themes, and to explore new theoretical and methodological approaches in cultural studies with the challenges of integrating inter and trans-disciplinary perspectives.
The 2015 conference bears, but is not exclusive to, the following as its core issues and sub-themes, inviting abstracts in the realm of cultures of Turks and Turkey, whether they are located in or outside Turkey. The conference is open to a variety of approaches and themes as long as they deal with the interaction of “culture” and “environment,” and are pertinent to the central focus of the conference. Papers based on original field research as well as textual analyses are also welcome.
Culture in environment / Environment in culture
Cultural conceptualizations and constructions of nature and environment
Cultural perception of environmental change
Environmental politics and policies
Environmental protest movements
The environment in art and literature
The environment in the media
Nature and education
Civil society and the environment
Culture, gender and the environment
Colonialism and the environment
Nature and mythology
Critical readings of folklore and religious texts on nature (Trees and Forests, Water, Rivers, Seas and shores, Lakes, Mountains, Rocks, etc.)
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