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>From: "Gerd Sebald" <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: UPDATE: Circular Flows (grad) (Germany) (9/30/06; 11/3/06-11/5/06)
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>                           7TH GRADUATE CONFERENCE IN ERLANGEN
>
>                                   3RD - 5TH OF NOVEMBER 2006
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>                  FRIEDRICH-ALEXANDER-UNIVERSITY ERLANGEN-NUREMBERG
>                                 KOCHSTR. 4, 91054 ERLANGEN
>                                              GERMANY
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>                                     CIRCULAR-FLOWS
>                                                  --
>                         CAPILLARIES OF WORLD CULTURE
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>                                            KEYNOTES:
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>Ulf Hannerz (Stockholm):                 
>(title and date will be
>published soon)
>Roland Robertson (Aberdeen):          IDENTITY 
>AND THE STATE: THE 
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>DRIFT TOWARD                                     
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>	    
>TOTALITARIANISM (4.11.2006)
>
>The 7th graduate conference "circular flows" takes up the theme of the 6th
>conference which was held under the title ,,border//crossings". Two years
>ago, in 2004, borders and border crossing was discussed, while this
>year's conference will focus on the topics of mobility and motility as
>constituents of new trans-cultural spaces. The crossing of traditional
>borders is considered as a necessary prerequisite of the emergence
>of "Circular Flows", but the main
>attention is drawn towards the genesis, modification and stabilisation of
>knowledge and culture in the course of border transgression 
>from "roots" to "routes" as Paul Gilroy put it. The conference deals both
>with questions of "blurring boundaries" on the level of international
>organisations, with discourses of new "transnational spaces", of
>new "ethno-, ideo- or mediascapes" and with discussions
>about "glocalization", "hybridisation" and
>"melange".
>
>The conference addresses the debate about world culture und world society
>beyond global finance markets and geopolitics. Artefacts, bodies, people,
>social relations, institutions, figures, media, facts and cultures "on
>the move" are to be questioned about their bottom-up consequences for and
>in line with world culture.
>
>Conference topics are:
>                                      
>de-construction of global space: mobility, migration, routes
>production, distribution, consumption
>meaning, symbols, media transfer, blending and hybridization
>border crossing
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>cos-mobility: change of attitudes and ,,world views"
>global culture, intercultural communication
>language, rituales and representations
>eflexivity, ethics, postmodernism
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>new borderlines and regimes: new spaces
>  postcolonial constellations, regulation, oikos, nomos
>inclusion and exclusion, inequality
>power, money, love, truth
>Mediascapes
>biopolitics
>
>We would like to invite an international and interdisciplinary audience to
>the three-day conference. Graduates and postgraduates from philosophy,
>history, languages and literatures, media studies, social sciences etc.
>should post proposals to the issue of "circular flows", both theoretical
>work or concepts and empirical or literature studies.
>
>Conference languages will be English and German. The publication of a
>anthology is planned. Please submit your proposal using the online
>registration form on the webpage (www.gradnet.de) until
>
>September 30th, 2006
>
>Conference fee will presumably be  20,- (to be paid on arrival). Please
>contact us if you have any questions.
>
>Office:
>Department of Sociology
>FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg
>D-91054 Erlangen
>Germany
>0049-9131-8522092 (or: 0049-9131-8522792)
>www.gradnet.de
>graconinfo<AT>arno.franken.de

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