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Call for Papers: 2014-15 Japan Studies Graduate Conference at UCLA

Call for Papers: 2014-15 Japan Studies Graduate Conference at UCLA

CALL FOR PAPERS - 19th Annual Japan Studies Graduate Student Conference "Power, Ideology, and the Everyday" Held on October 24, 2014

This conference seeks to examine the concrete practices in which modes of domination are inscribed and contested, and the ways in which ideology (re)produces and dismantles frameworks of power.

Taking everyday life to be a site that both reflects and influences social changes, an examination of power and ideology as interconnected provides a means to understand how both produce the ordering and disruption of social relations. Such an inquiry requires interrogating cultural forms as sites of politics and/or reification, as well as investigating the social structures, localities, and individuals through which relations of domination and resistance play out in the everyday. By looking at the actually-existing-manifestations of power and ideology in and around Japan, we hope to reveal their contingency, and the possibilities for social change contained therein.

Potential sites of inquiry include but are not limited to ancient polities, imperial court politics, religions and traditions, visual and representational cultural forms, the Tokugawa social hierarchy, the development of capitalism, Japan’s colonial empire, postwar literary criticism, and the politics of 3/11 and the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster. We encourage submissions across a broad range of disciplines and time periods.



Keynote presentation by:

Dr. Mark Driscoll

Associate Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill




Abstracts: 250 words or less

Deadline: June 30, 2014

Email to: uclajstudiesgradcon2014@gmail.com

Please include: name, institutional affiliation, presentation title Presentation time: 15-20 minutes per speaker

Funding: funding available for presenters traveling within the United States

Please note: only current or recent graduate students are eligible to present

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