[URBANTH-L] CFP: Hegemony and Control in Public and Social Urban Space in Asia

Angela Jancius acjancius at ysu.edu
Wed Oct 26 22:29:54 EDT 2005

From: Federico Caprotti <fcaprot at ouce.ox.ac.uk>

This is a preliminary call for papers for a session at the 2006 East 
Asian Regional Conference in Alternative Geography (EARCAG), Taipei, 

Conference information: http://www.geog.ntu.edu.tw/news/20060624/index.htm

Preliminary call for papers below:

'Hegemony and Control in Public and Social Urban Space in Asia'

A session on critical urban geography at EARCAG 2006

Control of public space, the city, the urban environment, and 
associated visual-geographical  'imaginations' imposed by overarching 
political and statal organizations have been the subject of fruitful 
recent analysis by critical urban geographers. The dynamic spaces of 
the city, and the articulation and intermeshing of power relations 
through the built environment, has created particular and engaging - 
albeit at times sinister - geographies of control.

Cities in Asia have been under-researched with regards to these 
topics. This session aims to redress the balance by considering 
power, control and the construction of hegemony in cities in East 
Asia. The focus is on those spaces where traditionally examined 
spaces - public space etc. - intermingle with the more subtle and 
liminal spaces of 'the social'. From political discussion in 
Singapore to Falun Gong in Shanghai, from the erosion of freedoms in 
Hong Kong to spaces of disaffected youth in Tokyo, this session aims 
to explore the spatial and social urban repercussions of control and 
hegemony in what is arguably the most dynamic urban region of the 
world today. Geographers and academics from cognate disciplines from 
Asian countries, and those from elsewhere who are doing research on 
similar topics, are welcome to submit proposals.

Please send abstracts of c.250 words to federico.caprotti at geog.ox.ac.uk

Federico Caprotti
Oxford University

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