The Society for Multi-Ethnic Studies: Europe and the Americas

Fourth MESEA Conference

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

May 20 - 23, 2004

 Ethnic Communities in Democratic Societies


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Proposals for workshops and papers may engage the following topics, among others:

Negotiation of culture, language, religion within (non-)territorial communities / Parochialism and globalization / Community and fragmentation in global cities / Communitarianism vs. rights / Literary and artistic productions within transnational democracies / Aesthetic concerns of ethnic subjects in democratic societies / How literature reflects democratic concerns / Negotiating ethnic exceptionalism and participation in a larger collectivity / Nation states and imagined communities / Nationalism and transnational loyalties / Nativism and racism in democratic contexts / Ethnic Press and transnationalism / Ethnic community vs. local law / (Il)legal immigration / Transnational identities / Fragmented identities / Political agency, political choices / Balkanization of mentality / Bastions of ethnic tolerance / Citizenship and ethnopolitics / Civis and civility / Ethnic anxieties / Ethnic discrimination and affirmative actions / Ethnogenesis and ethnostasis / From Confrontation to cooperation / Internal colonialisms / Mythologized nationalisms / Xenophobia/xenophilia.

Deadline for proposals: December 20, 2003. Send a one-page proposal and a one-paragraph bio on the same page as e-mail submission to:

Organizing Committee

Dr. Heike Raphael-Hernandez Yiorgos Kalogeras
University of Maryland in Europe Dora Tsimpouki
Im Bosseldorn 30 Youli Theodosiadou
69126 Heidelberg Anastasia Stefanidou
Germany Eleftheria Arapoglou

Only members of MESEA or MELUS may present papers at this conference.

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