[URBANTH-L]Call for Papers: Everyday Multiculturalism - Edited Collection

Amanda Wise amanda.wise at scmp.mq.edu.au
Thu Dec 14 12:32:12 EST 2006

Call for Papers - Edited Book
Amanda Wise & Selvaraj Velayutham (editors)

Following a successful conference on Everyday Multiculturalism organised by
the Centre for Research on Social Inclusion at Macquarie University,
we have received expressions of interest from a number of publishers keen on
publishing a collection on this topic. They have encouraged us to attract a
good international spread of papers. 

While research on multiculturalism and racism is well developed, qualitative
research into everyday modes of lived multiculturalism, remains fairly
limited. We invite papers that explore quotidian experiences of cultural
difference and diversity. Quotidian diversity has been variously described
as 'togetherness-in-difference' (Ang 2000), and 'inhabiting difference'
(Hage 1998). We take the term to mean those perspectives on cultural
diversity which recognize the embodied or inhabited nature of living with
cultural difference. 

We welcome expressions of interest from scholars doing grounded research on
the topic of multiculturalism which explores the ways in which people
experience and (dis)engage with cultural difference using case studies from
around the world but which also make broader theoretical points relevant
beyond the locality involved. Accessible theoretical papers which engage
with the concept of the everyday are also welcome. We are interested in
papers that explore the intersections and relationships between cultural
groups, rather than research taking a single ethnic group as a focus. Papers
can also examine:

*	Interconnections between the everyday and larger discourses of
	multiculturalism and nation; 
*	Everyday affinities and solidarities
* 	Everyday disjunctures, discomforts, and racisms between
*	Modes of living with and across difference in cities, suburbia
	or regional areas;
*	Food, neighbouring, shopping, school, sport, etc. as sites for
	multicultural encounters and negotiations at the neighbourhood
*	Multicultural place-sharing and battles over place identity and

Perspectives from any discipline are welcome, especially sociology,
anthropology, cultural studies, and human geography. 

Please send a proposed title, a 500 word abstract and a short bio by 16
February 2007 to Banu Senay - banu.senay at scmp.mq.edu.au  

Accepted contributions (5-7,000) words will have to be completed by 31 July
2007 with a view to publication in early 2008.

For all enquiries please contact -  Dr Selvaraj Velayutham
selvaraj.velayutham at mq.edu.au or Dr Amanda Wise amanda.wise at mq.edu.au

Dr Amanda Wise 
Research Fellow  & Manager Research Development 
Centre for Research on Social Inclusion Macquarie University 
Building W6A, Room 701, Phone: +61 2 9850-8835 
Email: amanda.wise at scmp.mq.edu.au   Web: www.crsi.mq.edu.au  
Author of Exile & Return among the East Timorese 

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