Call For Papers: Carceral States
This one is about incarceration and it’s specific to indigenous and Asian people, which I think is interesting, even if I haven’t covered much on Asian (and briefly touched on indigenous populations).
“In this special issue of Amerasia Journal, we call for papers and dialogues that examine the convergence of indigenous communities and Asian communities in the Americas as subjects of the carceral state, subject to nation-state attempts to refashion them into proper liberal and economic subjects through assimilation, dispossession, militarization, and relocation.”
Historically, this made me think of the forced assimilation that many Native American experienced at the hands of white settlers and white American citizens. Also, it made me think of the relocation camps during WWII for Japanese citizens. I think this could be my way in because while I didn’t do a lot of research on either group, I do have a lot of U.S. history knowledge to bring mixed in with current research on globalization and culture.
Call For Papers on “Representation of Minorities: Perspectives and Challenges”
For this call, it asks for papers for a workshop, so it actually had more information on the workshop than on the actual papers.
“While the question of how democracy can represent diversity (or fails to do so) is pressing both in academia and in public discourse, there has been so far little interchange between researchers who study this issue.”
I think this is one of those “there has been a lot of x, but we have yet to…” statements, and it’s definitely one I’ve considered before. I have heard it discussed a lot with my friends and family, so I find it interesting that a lot of research hasn’t gone to it.
“The aim of this Workshop is to discuss new approaches to the study of minority representation, especially turning the attention from who represents minorities to how minority representation takes place.”
I think this is definitely something I can provide research for, not just because of my research but also because of my experience as a minority, as well as the experiences of a lot of people I know (since usually, minorities tend to know a lot of other minorities. Usually.). Most of my research consists of culture and globalization, and a lot of the things I was looking for in the beginning was specifically from those minority immigrants, which I think is also something that can be added to the discussion: not only how are minorities represented, but what about minority immigrants?
Call for Chapters: Handbook of Research on Individualism and Identity in the Globalized Digital Age
While looking at this one, I decided to write out some things I found interesting or that coincided with my own opinions on globalization.
“Countries at the receiving end of the effect of globalization point to globalization as culpable in linguistic imperialism and the promotion of cultural conflicts.”
“Globalization fuels the need to reexamine all that have heretofore remained locally moored in terms of education, personhood, wellness, age, and employment.”
I think this quote, found in the introduction, could be my way in. My research is mostly about the effects that globalization has on culture, but culture is connected to identity or personhood. I also briefly touch on employment and education.
“Intercultural communication has come into prominence in the worldwide deportment of globalization.”
I found what this person or organization was looking for here: “The book is intended to illustrate precisely what is needed for individuals to ably participate in the current milieu of globalization. Proposed subjects include adult education; wellness; information management and technology; biomedical ethics; intercultural communication, and globalization.”
I thought the most interesting term of these was “biomedical ethics”, as I had never heard of it. A quick Google Search led me to the idea that it was also known as “medical ethics”, which involves bioethics (study of typically controversial ethical issues brought on by advances in biology and medicine, i.e. abortion) concerning the practice of medicine. It’s not something I’ve covered, but I think it is definitely a very good topic to delve into when concerning globalization.