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Subject:

International Conference on Inter-Asian Connections (Deadline: September 14, 2007)

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"Serguei Alex. Oushakine" <[log in to unmask]>

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Serguei Alex. Oushakine

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Sat, 8 Sep 2007 13:17:06 -0400

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http://www.ssrc.org/program_areas/global/papers/

CALL FOR PAPERS
Deadline: Friday, September 14, 2007
International Conference on Inter-Asian Connections
Dubai, UAE: February 21-24, 2008

The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) is pleased to announce an open
call for individual research paper submissions from researchers in any world
region, to participate in a 4-day thematic workshop at an international
conference on "Inter-Asian Connections."
To be held in Dubai, February 21-24, 2008, the conference will host
concurrent workshops showcasing innovative research from across the social
sciences and related disciplines, on themes of particular relevance to Asia,
reconceptualized as a dynamic and interconnected historical, geographical,
and cultural formation stretching from the Middle East through Eurasia and
South Asia, to East Asia.

The conference structure and schedule have been designed to enable intensive
'working group' interactions on a specific research theme, as well as
broader interactions on topics of mutual interest and concern to all
participants. Accordingly, there will be public keynotes, plenaries, and
roundtables addressing different aspects of Inter-Asian research in addition
to closed workshop sessions. The concluding day of the conference will bring
all the workshops together in a public presentation and exchange of research
agendas that have emerged over the course of the deliberations in Dubai.

Individual paper submissions are invited for the following workshops:
Sites of Inter-Asian Interaction
Workshop directors:
. Sunil Amrith, Birkbeck, University of London, UK
. Tim Harper, University of Cambridge, UK

Networks of Islamic Learning across Asia: The Role of International Centers
of Islamic Learning in Building Ties and Forging New Identities
Workshop director:
. Jacqueline Armijo-Hussein, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Distant Divides and Intimate Connections: Migrant Domestic Workers in Asia
Workshop director:
. Nicole Constable, University of Pittsburgh, USA

Law-in-Action in Asian Societies and Civilizations
Workshop directors:
. Baudouin Dupret, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS),
France
. Zouhair Ghazzal, Loyola University, Chicago, USA

Multiple flexibilities: nation-states, global business and precarious labor
Workshop directors:
. Kevin Hewison, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
. Arne L. Kalleberg, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

Neoliberal Globalization and Governmentality: State, Civil society and the
NGO Phenomena in Asia
Workshop director:
. Sangeeta Kamat, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, USA

Initiatives of Regional Integration in Asia in Comparative Perspective:
Concepts, Contents and Prospects
Workshop directors:
. Howard Loewen, German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA), Germany
. Anja Zorob, German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA), Germany

Border Problems: Theory, Culture, and Political Economy
Workshop directors:
. David Ludden, New York University, USA
. Julie Mostov, Drexel University, Pennsylvania, USA
. Dina M. Siddiqi, University of Pennsylvania, USA
B
Post-collective Economic Lives and Livelihoods: Studies of Economy,
Institution and Everyday Practice in Post-socialist Eurasia and Asia
Workshop directors:
. Beth Mitchneck, University of Arizona, USA
. John Pickles, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

Transnational Circuits: 'Muslim Women' in Asia
Workshop director:
. Annelies Moors, ISIM/University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Inter-Referencing Asia: Urban Experiments & the Art of Being Global
Workshop directors:
. Aihwa Ong, University of California, Berkeley, USA
. Ananya Roy, University of California, Berkeley, USA

Application materials are due by Friday, September 14, 2007. Junior and
senior scholars are encouraged to apply, whether graduate students and
faculty affiliated to colleges and universities, or researchers in NGOs or
other research organizations. Please note that an individual cannot apply to
more than one workshop.

Selection decisions will be announced on October 19, 2007. Accepted
participants are required to submit a 20-25 page research paper by January
14, 2008.
The SSRC will make every effort to subsidize the travel and accommodation
costs associated with attending the conference, and we will issue a formal
announcement about availability and levels of financial assistance for
individual participants in the coming months. In the meantime, prospective
participants are encouraged to seek out alternative sources of funding that
may be available from their home institutions or other agencies.

For additional inquiries, please contact the SSRC at
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