[URBANTH-L]ANN: Lumpen-City: Discourses of Marginality/ Marginalizing Discourses (Toronto)

Angela Jancius jancius3022 at comcast.net
Mon Mar 2 11:46:12 EST 2009


Discourses of Marginality | Marginalizing Discourses

March 12-13, 2009
Interdisciplinary Conference at York University, Toronto
280 York Lanes, Keele Campus

Organized by the York University Sociology Graduate Students'
Association (YSGA) in conjunction with the CITY Institute at York University
and the Collaborative Urban Research Laboratory (CURL)

Research on marginalized urban residents has been an academic cottage
industry throughout the history of the social sciences. Marginal groups have
been defined and an appearance of fixity has been imposed on them. To this
day, representations of such populations as deviant or passive influence
everyday preconceptions and politico-administrative strategies, including
policies, regulations and laws. How can innovative and creative discourses
break with this pattern of subjection?

This conference challenges academics and activist-scholars alike to reflect
upon the realities and potentialities of research on marginalized urban
populations in the context of their struggles.

Keynote panel: Prospects of Activist Research

Ashanti Alston, National Jericho Movement, Institute for Anarchist Studies
Viviane Saleh-Hanna, UMass Dartmouth
Rinaldo Walcott, OISE, University of Toronto
David Wilson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

>>>Pre-register now in order to secure
your participation at this conference!<<<

Pre-registration rates ($15 for low-income/student, $25 regular)
are available until March 9th. Fees cover attendance, coffee and lunch
for both days of the conference, dinner-buffet on Friday, the keynote panel,
admission to the party and a free drink!

For pre-registration procedures and further information, please visit:
www.lumpencity.com <http://www.lumpencity.com/>

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