International conference "Globalizing Cultures, Identities and Lifestyles". Date: 07-09.06.2011. Site: Manchester, UK. Deadline: 31.05.2011
Organiser: The Global Studies Association
Topics: The organizers are strongly interested in papers that explore the limits to developing a global consciousness or varieties of cosmopolitanism as outcomes of global cultural experiences and/or which critique concepts in this field.
Although the primary emphasis here is on cultural experiences, the organizers also welcome papers which explore how exposure to globalizing work, religious or political practices are changing people‟s identities.
Possible Directions and Themes are: The migration and /or cross fertilization of sport practices, institutions and celebrities across cultural and national boundaries and their impact on the socio-cultural life of groups; The diffusion, role and take-up of globalizing health practices on the everyday lives of ordinary people and the mechanisms through which this occurs; How different kinds of skilled transnational migrants are influenced by and in turn shape the dominant cultural, political and other forms evident in the host society; How poor economic migrants, who retain strong ties to their societies and cultures of birth, nevertheless forge multiple identities
through engagements with members of the host society or with migrants from societies different from their own;
The borrowing, mixing and/or hybridization of genres, styles or practices across ethnic/national borders in any field
of the arts, film, music, literature, theatre, dance etc – and the origins, vehicles and outcomes of and for such
cultural mobilities; Becoming or being cosmopolitan through engaging in globalizing leisure or lifestyle practices;
Travel and tourism as paths into global lifestyles and the encountering the cultural other; Globalizing lifestyles and
identities and their possible links to the expression of varying forms of political protest.
Deadline: May 31, 2011