[URBANTH-L]CFP: Theorizing Power in the Post 9/11 World

Angela Jancius acjancius at ysu.edu
Tue Jan 31 23:37:29 EST 2006


Seventh Annual International Social Theory Consortium (ISTC) Conference

May 18 - 21, 2006 The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center Roanoke,


The Alliance of Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought
(ASPECT) at Virginia Tech in partnership with the International Social
Theory Consortium, (ISTC) will host the 7th Annual ISTC Conference May
18-21, 2006, in Roanoke, Virginia at The Hotel Roanoke & Conference

The objective of this annual conference is to provide a forum for
multidisciplinary dialogue between social theorists of all disciplines
and occupations. The conference organizers invite paper and panel
proposals from a variety of theoretical perspectives and intellectual
traditions, and especially welcomes proposals that continue the
Consortium's dialogue among theorists working in the Global South and
North. This conference also explicitly welcomes social activists engaged
in transforming power relationships at various scales. As this year's
host, ASPECT is particularly interested in inviting panels that embrace
in equal measure social, political, ethical and cultural theory in
relationship to the conference theme.

Previous ISTC conferences have been hosted in Singapore, Toronto, Tampa,
Dubrovnik, Sussex and Lexington, Kentucky.

Possible sub-themes to be addressed may include, but are not limited to
the following:

1. New theorizations of power post 9/11
2. Classic theories of political, cultural, and social power
3. Geographical theorizations of power
4. Empire and its discontents
5. National and comparative perspectives on "race," racialization,
ethnicity and nativism
6. Cultural forms of neo-liberalism
7. Non-corporate and corporate models of globalization
8. Islam, Christianity and Judaism as forces for social justice
9. Technology, science and democracy
10. Analytic approaches to power and justice
11. Visualilty, media and representation
12. Memory and mourning
13. Theories and practices of civil society
14. Mediations of post 9/11 power: Race, Gender, Class
15. Militarism, war, and the disciplining of national bodies
16. Patriotism and class
17. Discourses on inter-civilizational dialogues
18. Terror, torture, and human rights
19. Gender, sexuality and critical theory
20. Postcoloniality in an (ongoing) age of imperialism
21. Theorizing development and anti-development
22. Varieties of capitalism and anti-capitalisms
23. Global civil society and the ethics of place
24. Transnational social movements
25. Governance and governmentality
26. Radical, plural, and other varieties of democracy
27. Techno-nature
28. Health: Bio-ethics and bio-power
29. Demographies and cartographies of power
30. Immigration, citizenship and imagined national communities
31. Contemporary and historical perspectives on civic nationalism and
32. Constitutionalism and its institutions


Abstracts (between 150 and 200 words in length) for paper and panel
proposal should be submitted by February 15, 2006 to:

E-MAIL: wnatter at vt.edu
FAX: 540-231-6078
MAIL: 7th ISTC Conference
531 Major Williams Hall (0130)
VA Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061

For further inquiry, please contact:
Karen Jenkins
E-mail: karenjen at vt.edu
Telephone: 540-231-2839

All conference papers will receive consideration for inclusion in a
publication containing the proceedings.


Conference registration will be open in January 2006.  Visit the ASPECT
website at http://www.ASPECT.vt.edu for further information.

Organized by the ASPECT Program, with the generous support of the
College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, Virginia Tech 

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