[URBANTH-L]Call for papers EASA 2006

Anastasia Christou anchrist at hol.gr
Mon Apr 3 21:31:04 EDT 2006

Dear Colleagues, 

apologies for cross-posting...

Below please find a call for papers for a workshop on "Migration and Cultural Change in Europe" at the 9th EASA Biennial Conference - Europe and the World: Bristol, UK - September 2006 (Lunchtime, Monday September 18th - end of Thursday September 21st, 2006)

For further information on the conference please refer to the following website: http://www.nomadit.co.uk/easa/easa06/index.htm


Please send your abstracts to the workshop organizers: 

Dr. Krystyna Romaniszyn, email: usromani at cyf-kr.edu.pl 

Dr. Anastasia Christou, email: anchrist at hol.gr


We would be grateful if you could please forward the call to other colleagues and lists. 


Very many thanks and best wishes, 

Anastasia Christou 


The Workshop content

The focus of the workshop will be on, broadly speaking, the cultural 
implications or changes brought about by international 
migrations in the European receiving and sending societies or regions. 
It rests on the following assumptions: that international migrations 
amplify cultural diversity and trigger or accelerate cultural change in 
societies involved. Within this general theme there is a number of 
particular issues worth studying and discussing at the workshop, namely: 
the spatial changes caused by migration inflows (into the receiving 
regions), and outflows (from the sending regions); the demographical 
changes that imply the developments of social roles (especially the 
traditional women social roles) and local communities, both in sending 
and receiving societies (regions); the structural change, i.e. the ethnic 
structure change in the receiving societies; and the developments in 
mental dimension, i.e. the change of collective identity vis-a-vis the 
newcomers on one, and the hosts on the others hand, and the diffusion of 
ideas and beliefs (religious among others).

Along with the presented issues papers are invited within the 
following areas: the ethno-cultural mosaic and the distinct 
ethno-immigrant enclaves development in result of immigrants' 
settlement; the local community change and the (re)construction of 
landscapes as a result of the migratory inflows (into the receiving 
regions), and outflows (from sending regions); the (re)establishment of 
social roles, norms and statuses, and the development of works, 
organization and consumption patterns due to the migratory movements; 
the challenges to the collective identity of both the indigenous 
population and the newcomers.

Suggested workshop-papers' keywords:  cultural diffusion, the 
diffusion of ideas, cultural change, the (re)construction of landscapes, 
the ethno-immigrant enclaves, the collective identity developments, 
ethno-cultural mosaic.


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