5 – 7 April 2011, LSE
The three day conference will attempt to address this question through a consideration of various dichotomies, for instance: elites and masses; high and low culture; individual and collective experiences; conscious and unintentional association with the nation. The conference will adopt an interdisciplinary approach and will explore historical, theoretical, and contemporary aspects of the theme. Suggested themes include:
- The arts (e.g. fine art, music, performing arts and fashion)
- Authenticity, appropriation and cultural ownership of performances and rituals
- Social spaces (e.g. the built environment, architecture and urban planning, public spaces such as museums, pubs and cafes)
- Crowds and collective experiences and participation (e.g. sport, dance)
- Social actors (e.g. elites and masses, practitioners and audiences)
- Technology, telecommunications and change (e.g. print media, television, internet)
- Exporting the nation (e.g. tourism, food, drink and ‘world cinema’)
application is open to researchers interested in the study of ethnicity and nationalism. PhD students and young scholars are encouraged to apply. Abstracts of the proposed papers should not exceed 300 words and are expected by Monday 1st November 2010. Suggestions for panels and additional themes are also welcome. The Committee will notify applicants with its decision in December 2010. Please see the ASEN website http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/ASEN/ for more information and to submit your proposal.
Papers submitted to the conference will be considered for publication in a special conference issue of Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism. Please note that ASEN cannot cover travel and accommodation costs. Presenters are expected to register for the conference. Further enquires are welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org
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