UPDATE: Parading Ourselves (12/20/04; collection)

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Maryrose Casey
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Papers are invited for an edited volume of essays on the performance of
identity within and through Australian protests, marches, parades and

Extended Deadline for abstracts December 20th 2004

Preliminary Title: Parading Ourselves: claiming space and identity on the

Crowds of people on the street can be alien, familiar, fun, people like us
or those others. Throughout the twentieth century the streets filled with
constant tides of different faces of Australia that claimed space in the
urban landscape and the social memory. Some that continue to claim a space,
some that seem lost in the past, some that are included within social
narratives, some that are excluded.
This book focuses on groups of Australians proclaiming their identity
collectively on the streets over the last hundred years from a range of
disciplinary and theoretical approaches. The essays will explore the
performative aspects of the protests, marches, and processions that claimed
Australian urban landscapes. These performances will be examined in terms of
the ways that the participants' intentions, actions and responses intersect
and diverge with the attributed social significance and the incorporation of
the event into social narratives. Events will include (but are not limited
to): ANZAC Day Parades, Mardi Gras, Political Protests such as the
Moratoriums, the Tent Embassy, Survival 88 Marches, Reconciliation Marches,
S11, Religious Processions, Cultural Events, and Community Celebrations such
as Moomba. Essays will be linked thematically according to the events'
perceived political, social, or religious significance.
In keeping with the multi-disciplinary and/or interdisciplinary tenor of
this book, articles should be addressed to a non-specialist audience. Essays
should be 6,000 words.
Interested contributors should send a Title and Abstract of 500 words to
Maryrose Casey maryrose.casey_at_uq.edu.au or Delyse Ryan
d.ryan_at_mcauley.acu.edu.au by December 20th 2004.

Maryrose Casey
Theatre and Drama
School of EMSAH
University of Queensland
Brisbane QLD 4072
(07) 3365 2184
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