Punjab Research Group

Call for Papers – International Conference on Migration, Citizenship and Intercultural Relations

Posted in Conferences by Pippa on June 2, 2009

We invite proposals for papers that address the following questions:
• With increasing diversity in a globalised world, what kinds of multicultural societies can we envisage for our increasingly diverse communities?
• What kind of cultural and national identities will be formed within these societies and what role will they play in the public sphere?
• Do transnational connections translate into weaker notions of local belonging or can they be used as a resource to strengthen local communities?
• Do migrant and minority ethnic groups experience a sense of inclusion?
• How is this sense of inclusion recognised or manifested in a multicultural society?
• Does government policy contribute to building a sense of belonging and inclusion among recent migrants and other ethno-cultural groups?
• What types of intercultural relations exist in a culturally diverse society?
• What is the role of these intercultural relations in fostering inclusive and ethical visions of citizenship?

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
• Multiculturalism, Identity and Citizenship
• Race, Ethnicity and Intercultural Relations
• Transnational Work and Temporary Migration
• Muslim Diaspora in the West
• Moving Beyond Xenophobia: Race Relations and Social Inclusion
• Transnationalism and Global Ethics

Please send 250 word proposals/ abstract by 15 August 2009 to:

Further details: http://www.deakin.edu.au/arts-ed/icg/events/conf-2009.php

Ms Chippy Sunil, Coordinator
International Conference on Migration, Citizenship and Intercultural Relations
Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation.
Email: chippy.sunil@deakin.edu.au

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