Conference: Marginality and Centrality in Contradictory Discourses of Religious and National Belonging, October 18th and 19th 2019 in Turku / Åbo Finland
This conference deals with theoretical and empirical research that analyses contradictory discourses of belonging to religious, national and other groups and of these groups to society as a whole. These belongings can be expressed in agendas, arenas, and agencies.
- Agendas: When are claims of marginal and central belonging used strategically by individuals and groups for themselves or for others to gain rights, power, status or resources?
- Arenas: In which forums and through which media do individuals and groups negotiate their and others’ belonging and stance?
- Agencies: What are the possible options for action arising from marginal and central positions?
The organisers approach these topics from an interdisciplinary linguistic perspective, and have invited researchers from different disciplines to contribute to disciplinary and interdisciplinary discussions.
The conference languages are English and German.
The conference fee for both days is 30€ (regular fee) and 10€ (reduced fee for students and PhD candidates). It includes lunches and coffee breaks.
Address: Arken, CLL, Fabriksgatan 2, 20500 Åbo
See http://blogs2.abo.fi/discourse/ for more information.