[URBANTH-L]CFP: Migration and Cultural Change in Europe (EASA)

Angela Jancius acjancius at ysu.edu
Mon Feb 13 18:02:55 EST 2006

European Association of Social Anthropology Workshop Call for Papers

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,
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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