[H-verkko] CFP: Traveling Whiteness: Interchanges in the Study of Whiteness

agricola at utu.fi agricola at utu.fi
Mon toukokuu 13 11:06:34 EEST 2013

Agricolan artikkelipyyntöihin on lähetetty uusi ilmoitus:
Traveling Whiteness: Interchanges in the Study of Whiteness
2nd CFP: Traveling Whiteness: Interchanges in the Study of Whiteness

October 18-19, 2013
University of Turku, Finland

Keynote Speakers        

Dr. Mike Hill (University at Albany-SUNY)
Dr. Philomena Essed (Antioch University)

The study of Whiteness emerged in the United States as a field of inquiry into
the historical, social, and cultural aspects of Whiteness as a source of
identity formation and socio-historical power relations. During the past three
decades, the notion of Whiteness has been studied from a number of
inter/disciplinary, theoretical, and geographic perspectives. As the study of
Whiteness has traveled across geographic locations and scholarly contexts, it
has become a subject of heated debates regarding its epistemological
conceptualization, theoretical delineation, and methodological applicability. 

“Traveling Whiteness” calls attention to the various geographic,
socio-historical, and cultural contexts within which the study of Whiteness
emerges. In particular, we are seeking to explore the following questions: Where
does the study of Whiteness appear? How does the notion of Whiteness transform
in its multiple locations? How does it shape our understanding of race/racism?
What epistemological, theoretical, and methodological challenges does traveling
bring with it? How does Whiteness transform within specific inter/national,
socio-historical, and political contexts? What possibilities and prospects does
traveling entail? 

Possible topics for paper presentations, complete panels, and thematic workshops
may include:

•       Social Constructions of Whiteness
•       Identity Formation and Whiteness
•       Race, (Anti-)Racism, and Whiteness
•       Ideologies and Discourses of Whiteness
•       Class, Social Inequalities and Whiteness
•       Gender, Sexuality, and Whiteness
•       Spaces/Places of Whiteness
•       Representational Whiteness
•       Legislation and Whiteness
•       Sporting Whiteness

Please email abstracts of 250 words for either 20-minute paper presentations or
complete panels or thematic workshops, together with a max. 150-word bio,
including name, institutional affiliation and position, phone number and postal
and email addresses, to travelingwhiteness at gmail.com.

Abstract Deadline: June 15, 2013. Participants will receive notifications of
acceptance by July 15, 2013.

For further information, please visit the conference website at:

For general inquiries, please contact the Conference Coordinator Aleksi Huhta,
email: aleksi.huhta at utu.fi.

The Organizing Committee at the University of Turku:

Dr. Benita Heiskanen (Turku Institute for Advanced Studies and Cultural History)
Ph.D. Candidate Aleksi Huhta (General History)
Dr. Suvi Keskinen (Sociology)
Dr. Lotta Kähkönen (Gender Studies)
Dr. Johanna Leinonen (Turku Institute for Advanced Studies and General History).

Ilmoituksen lähetti: Agricola <agricola at utu.fi>
Ilmoitus vanhentuu: 16.6.2013