>From: "Yael Schacher" <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CFP: Ethno-Racial Boundaries (grad) (8/1/05; 11/4/05-11/5/05)
>Culture Lines: Emerging Research on Ethno-Racial Boundaries
>November 4-5, 2005
>An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference Sponsored by the
>Committee for Ethnic Studies
>Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
>This national conference will bring together graduate students from the
>social sciences and the humanities who research ethnic, racial, and
>cultural boundaries. Sessions will be organized thematically to allow
>comparisons of boundaries from diverse regions and historical periods,
>as well as different disciplinary approaches. With this conference, we
>aim to shift attention toward the dynamics of boundaries: how they are
>created, imposed, defended, bridged, subverted, and transformed.
>Possible themes might include:
>Properties of boundaries: permeability, permanence, salience, etc.
>Boundary processes: exclusion, bridging, imposition, etc.
>Historical research on racial and ethnic formations over time.
>Ethnographic findings on how boundaries are negotiated in everyday life.
>Boundaries in cultural production and reception: contesting
>authenticity, dynamics of collaboration and competition, etc.
>Imagery of boundaries in cultural artifacts and performance
>How boundaries operate in the expression of collective identity, through
>cultural and linguistic practices.
>Keynote Speaker: Fredrik Barth, Department of Anthropology, University
>Faculty Sponsor: Michele Lamont, Department of Sociology, Harvard
>All graduate students in accredited AM or PhD programs are invited to
>submit titled abstracts of no more than 300 words to
><[log in to unmask]> no later than August 1. Abstracts should
>describe the argument of the paper and the text/material/evidence on
>which it draws. Students selected for presentation will be notified by
>September 1. They will be asked to submit a completed paper by October
>14. Please note that conference attendees will be responsible for
>finding support for their travel and accommodation expenses at their
>home institutions. For more information, please visit the conference
>website at http://www.wjh.harvard.edu/boundaries.
>Lydia Bean, Department of Sociology
>Crystal Fleming, Department of Sociology
>Marc Gidal, Department of Music
>Michael Jeffries, Department of African & African American Studies
>Mark Pachucki, Department of Sociology
>Sabrina Pendergrass, Department of Sociology
>Yael Schacher, Program in the History of American Civilization
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