[URBANTH-L]CFP: Arts & Heritage Policy Beyond the National Frame

Kinsey Katchka kkatchka at gmail.com
Thu Mar 22 12:07:01 EDT 2007


2007 American Anthropological Association Annual Conference
Washington, DC
(28 November - 2 December 2007)

Proposed session title and abstract:

 *Arts & Heritage Policy Beyond the National Frame*  Cultural policy
addressing the arts and heritage has often been made manifest through
museums, exhibitions, and institutions, as well as in the creative process
itself. In the newly independent African states of the 1960s, for example,
national museums constituted significant legitimating markers as countries
engaged in a global community on unprecedented terms. Since then,
nationalism has provided a framework for much of the scholarship addressing
cultural policy and practice in and about Africa, as it has in other parts
of the world.  This panel invites proposals that problematize this
nationalist approach to the postcolony, including those that (1) probe its
complexities in the rapidly changing contemporary global environment fraught
with cross- and intra-cultural tensions, as well as papers that (2) offer
alternative ways to conceptualize the intersection of policy and practice:
that is, the convergence of the arts and contingent institutional, political
and practical domains in which socio-economic disparities are brought into
relief and, perhaps, redressed.
Please forward announcement to others who might be interested.

If you would like to participate, please send an abstract (maximum 250
words) to Kinsey Katchka (kkatchka at gmail.com).
The submission deadline is Sunday, 25 March 2007 (noon).

Acceptance into the panel will be confirmed by Tuesday, 27 March 2007.

The conference theme this year is "Difference, (In)equality and Justice."
Individual papers should be 15 minutes in length. A/V equipment will be
available upon request. For more information about the conference, please
check the AAA website at: www.aaanet.org

Kinsey Katchka, PhD.
Associate Curator of Contemporary & Modern Art
North Carolina Museum of Art

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