CFP: Criminal Imaginaries (no deadline noted; 4/19/07-4/22/07)

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Sze Wei Ang
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ACLA, Mexico, April 19-22, 2007.

Criminal Imaginaries: Transnational Capital and Moral Economies


The notion of criminality calls to mind the state apparatuses required to
control or eradicate such activities and the felons who perpetuate them.
As such, discussions of the criminal figure imbricate discourses of the
nation and its institutions. This seminar will look at who or what the
nation-state criminalizes, and the relations of "criminals" to
transnational capital.

Those who run the risk of being labeled "criminals" include, but are not
limited to, ethnic and/or religious Others, refugees, immigrants, migrant
workers, religious clergy, activists and non-profit organizations.
Additionally, the discourse of "good" and "evil"have been increasingly
brought to bear on how we understand borders and travel.

The seminar also hopes to examine ways in which transnational travel or
movements in tension with the nation-state either incorporates and/or
provokes the use of religious or moral language, and/or structures.

Participants are encouraged to present on material that run from literary
texts to film and other forms of media.

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