Call for paper
The question of changing shifts in in the cultural compositions of communities, populations and nations, through migration, refugee crises and diasporic identities and communities, is one of the greatest challenges to contemporary states and supranational networks. These challenges include, not exhaustively:
- The clashes of secular and religious ideologies, and particularly Islamophobia and radical Islamic rejections of secularism
- The global refugee crisis, focused particularly but not exclusively on the Syrian crisis
- The pathology and challenge of economic migration, particular in the European Union but also across the Indian sub-continent, central America and the global south in general (and also counter-critiques as to the potential imperial taint to this characterisation of migration)
- Migration and immigration - positive and negative cases
- The pathology and problems of diasporic communities within nations who seek to retain their cultural difference whilst being a part of a larger cosmopolitan community in solidarity.
- Rights claims by particular communities challenging contemporary borders and state jurisdictions, from the Basques in
- Spain to the Kurds in Turkey to the Scots in the UK
Cultural Difference and Social Solidarity Network (CDSS) is an international organisation focused broadly on fostering collaboration and debate around the broad issues of difference and solidarity in human societies. The network organizes periodic conferences, and seminars and collaborative projects – see www.differenceandsolidarity.org. It has a particular interest in supporting international research collaboration and younger researchers entering the international stage. The network works towards the development of trans-disciplinary and trans-national understandings of, and, interventions in, questions of solidarity and difference. We are pleased to announce this first collaboration with the 'Between Transnational Mobility and Locality' Research Group, SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Faculty in Wroclaw.
Prospective participants should submit an abstract of no more than 200 words using our website: www.differenceandsolidarity.org. We operate a rolling programme of considering and accepting paper proposals, as they are submitted, so as to facilitate those who need to apply for funding. The closing date for abstracts is July 15th 2016
The workshop fees (below) include workshop packs, administration, refreshments, 2 lunches and an evening meal reception on the evening of the 13th September:
Waged/Full time Faculty – 100 Euros
Postgraduates/Part-time Faculty – 90 Euros
For more information click "Further official information" below.