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Strangers, Aliens and Foreigners – 7th Global Meeting
July 14 @ 8:00 am - July 15 @ 5:00 pm| £295.00
The 7th Global Conference
Call for Participation 2016
Thursday 14th July – Friday 15th July 2016
Mansfield College, Oxford
Strangers: in tattered clothes, in masks, in dark alleys or migrating across frozen fields…
Aliens: living next door, just arrived, long-time residents, trying to stand out or trying to fit in…
Foreigners: in desperate need, invited in or kept out, scapegoated, used, necessary…
Strangers, Aliens, and Foreigners: All of us, you, me, your family, your history, everyone is a stranger to someone, an alien in some country, a foreigner abroad or at home…
The Strangers, Aliens, and Foreigners research project invites you to explore the crucial place that “outsiders” have for the constitution of self, communities and societies. In particular, the 2016 conference seeks to assess world transformations brought about by new forms of migration and the massive movements of people across the globe, as well as the impact they have on the conceptions we hold of self and other.
Looking to encourage innovative trans-disciplinary dialogues, we warmly welcome papers, narratives, presentations, artwork, or performances from all disciplines, professions, and vocations which struggle to understand what it means for people, the world over, to forge a sense of self in rapidly changing contexts where it is no longer possible to ignore the importance of strangers, aliens, and foreigners for our contemporary nations, societies and cultures.