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Regions and Regionalism in Canada: constructing and managing political, social and cultural territory

Régions et régionalisme au Canada : construire et gérer l'espace politique, social et culturel

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Published on Monday, July 08, 2019 by Anastasia Giardinelli

Summary

In a contemporary age in which “think globally, act locally” has become a slogan, has the propensity to favour local initiatives resulted in shifting loyalties, has it modified the level at which citizens feel their strongest sense of belonging? Has it altered conceptions of citizenship? Has it had any impact on the locus of power? Which conceptual tools are most pertinent when trying to apprehend the social, cultural and political dimensions of regions and regionalism in Canada? How has the territorial notion of “region”, which comes out of the European tradition, been articulated to adapt to the Canadian context, especially with regard to the question of belonging (communities, nations, etc)?

Announcement

June 10th to 13th, 2020, Université de Caen Normandie

Presentation

In a contemporary age in which “think globally, act locally” has become a slogan, has the propensity to favour local initiatives resulted in shifting loyalties, has it modified the level at which citizens feel their strongest sense of belonging? Has it altered conceptions of citizenship? Has it had any impact on the locus of power? Which conceptual tools are most pertinent when trying to apprehend the social, cultural and political dimensions of regions and regionalism in Canada? How has the territorial notion of “region”, which comes out of the European tradition, been articulated to adapt to the Canadian context, especially with regard to the question of belonging (communities, nations, etc)?

The conference theme of Regions and Regionalism in Canada lends itself to an array of disciplinary perspectives (political science, geography, history, literature, indigenous studies, the arts...).

Submission Guidelines

Propositions may be submitted to the scientific committee via andrew.ives@unicaen.fr

by September 15th 2019

Please limit proposals to a maximum of 400 words and add a short personal bio (100 words).

Scientific committee 

  • Frédéric Boily (University of Alberta, Political Science)
  • Cécile Fouache (Université de Rouen Normandie, Canadian literature)
  • Yves Frenette (Université de Saint-Boniface, History)
  • Hélène Harter (Université de Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, History)
  • Andrew Ives (Université de Caen Normandie, North American Studies)
  • Jean-Michel Lacroix (Professeur émérite Paris III Sorbonne Nouvelle, History and North American Studies)
  • Françoise Le Jeune (Université de Nantes, History and North American Studies)
  • Richard Nimijean (Université Carleton, Political Science)
  • Lorie-Anne Rainville (Université de Caen Normandie, Canadian literature)
  • Benoit Raoulx (Université de Caen Normandie, Geography)
  • Martin Simard (Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, Geography

Places

  • Université de Caen
    Caen, France (14)

Date(s)

  • Sunday, September 15, 2019

Keywords

  • Canada region regionalism province literature history politics geography

Contact(s)

  • Andrew IVES
    courriel : andrew [dot] ives [at] unicaen [dot] fr

Information source

  • Francoise LE JEUNE
    courriel : francoise [dot] le-jeune [at] univ-nantes [dot] fr

To cite this announcement

« Regions and Regionalism in Canada: constructing and managing political, social and cultural territory », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Monday, July 08, 2019, https://calenda.org/647417

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