CFP: Multiculturalism, Pluralism and Globalization (3/8/07; 10/4/07-10/5/07)

full name / name of organization: 
Orion Anderson
contact email: 
libraryofsocialscience@earthlink.net

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"MULTICULTURALISM, PLURALISM AND GLOBALIZATION"
An interdisciplinary conference sponsored by
THE WISCONSIN INSTITUTE FOR PEACE AND CONFLICT STUDIES
and the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse
Office of International Education and Department of History

OCTOBER 4-5, 2007

Keynote Speaker: Harvey Sarles, Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature,
University of Minnesota

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We invite proposals for individual papers and entire panels for an
interdisciplinary conference on multiculturalism, pluralism, and
globalization.
Papers and presentations from all disciplines and time periods are welcome.

>From ancient times to the present, people have sought to understand and
create
their identities both as individuals and as groups. In so doing, they not
only
define who they are, but also who they are not. What makes one group
different
from another? Who defines those differences? What are the consequences of
such
definitions? To what degree do these definitions create opportunities for
conflict and for peace? And why do differences between groups so often lead
to
collective forms of violence such as war, genocide, terrorism and ethnic
cleansing?

Possible topics include, but are not limited to: immigration and diasporas;
"clash of civilizations"; diversity; definitions of community; economic
class
and property; race, ethnicity and language; nationalism and the nation;
separatism, tolerance, and integration; identity politics; national or
tribal
membership and identity; ecologies of place or of culture; human rights,
civil
rights and natural law; religious/ethical values and identity; class, caste
and
gender; the sources of collective forms of violence.

Please send a short (approx. 150 words) abstract, along with a 1-2 page c.v.
and
contact information as soon as possible, but no later than March 8, 2007 to:

MulticulturalismProposal_at_ScholarlyCalls.com

Hard copies may be addressed to:

Dr. Deborah Buffton
Department of History
University of Wisconsin--La Crosse
La Crosse, WI 54601
Tel.: (608) 785-8359
Fax: (608) 785-8370

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cfp categories: 
twentieth_century_and_beyond