Call for Papers - Hegemony and Control in the East Asian City
2006 East Asian Regional Conference in Alternative Geography (EARCAG),
June 24-30 2006.
Conference information: http://www.geog.ntu.edu.tw/news/20060624/index.htm
'Hegemony and Control in Public and Social Urban Space in Asia'
Two sessions on critical urban geography at EARCAG 2006
Control of public space, the city, the urban environment, and associated
visual-geographical 'imaginations' imposedby overarching political and
statal organizations, and maintained through various mechanisms of
sociopolitical control, have been the subject of fruitful recent analysis
by critical urban geographers. The dynamic spaces of the city, and the
articulation and intermeshing of power relations through the built
environment, has created particuar and engaging - albeit at times
sinister - geographies of control.
Cities in Asia have been under-researched with regards to these topics.
This session aims to redress the balance by considering power, control and
the construction of hegemony in cities in East Asia. The focus is on those
spaces where traditionally examined spaces - public space etc. -
intermingle with the more subtle and liminal spaces of 'the social'. From
political discussion in Singapore to Falun Gong in Shanghai, from the
erosion of freedoms in Hong Kong to spaces of disaffected youth in Tokyo,
this session aims to explore the spatial and social urban reprecussions of
control and hegemony in what is arguably the most dynamic urban region of
the world today. Geographers and academics from cognate disciplines from
Asian countries, and those from elsewhere who are doing research on
similar topics, are welcome to submit proposals.
Proposals are welcome on a broad range of topics.
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