CFP: Integral Studies (11/15/05; SW/TX PCA/ACA, 2/8/06-2/11/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Leslie Erickson
contact email: 
EricksL@witcc.edu

Call for Papers: Integral StudiesAbstract/Proposals by 15 November 2005
Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 27th Annual =
Conference
Albuquerque, NM February 8-11, 2005
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 1.505.842.1234
Fax: 1.505.766.6710
"'Integral' means 'inclusive, balanced, comprehensive.' The Integral =
approach may be contrasted to other methods*mythic, rational-scientific, =
pluralistic*which, as they themselves announce, exclude other approaches =
as being inferior. They are thus, by definition, partial and incomplete. =
These latter methods, although widely accepted and dominant in the world's =
cultures, tend to generate partial analysis and incomplete solutions to =
problems. As such, they appear less efficient, less effective, and less =
balanced than the Integral approach." (Integral Institute web site).
As Ken Wilber sets forth in his "AQAL" framework, an integral approach =
examines "all quadrants, all levels, all lines, all types, all stages" of =
a subject. These panels aim to explore the integral approach to a large =
range of areas, and proposals are now being accepted for presentations in =
integral psychology, integral religion, integral science, integral =
sociology, integral literature and any other field in which the presenter =
has researched from an integral perspective. The presentations should =
reference Ken Wilber and his work, and may include any area the presenter =
approaches from this integral, AQAL perspective.=20
Scholars, teachers, professionals, and others interested in Integral =
Studies and Ken Wilber are encouraged to participate. Graduate students =
are also particularly welcome with award opportunities for best graduate =
papers. =20
Inquiries regarding this area and/or abstracts of 100 - 250 words may be =
sent to Dr. Leslie Goss Erickson at the email or physical addresses below =
by November 15, 2005. Please include a current curriculum vitae and a =
working bibliography for your paper.Leslie Goss Erickson, Ph.D.Western =
Iowa Tech Community CollegeP.O. Box 5199Sioux City, Iowa 51102-5199712-274=
-8733 ext. 1801712-251-5948Email ericksl_at_witcc.com=20

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cfp categories: 
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches