Space Place and Identity Shaping

Type: Paper
Theme: Geographies of Human Rights: The Right to Benefit from Scientific Progress
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Day: 4/6/2019
Start / End Time: 5:00 PM / 6:40 PM
Room: Committee Room, Omni, West
Organizers: Rachel Searcey, Jessica Simpson
Chairs: Rachel Searcey

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This interdisciplinary session brings together scholars researching bodies and identities which are potentially out of place or even, displaced. We invite papers which look at how space and place can effect or shape identities. Furthermore, we hope to examine the potentialities and/or consequences of embodying conflicting identities for different groups in different socio-cultural contexts. This could include, but is not limited to, feelings of belonging, practices of Othering and/or the displacement of bodies and identities.

This session welcomes papers that address, but not limited to, the following broad themes:
Labelling and blame
Space and Place
Belonging and Othering


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Rachel Searcey*, Loughborough University, In and out of place 20 5:00 PM
Presenter Jessica Simpson*, , Student sex workers: What happens after university? 20 5:20 PM
Presenter Mu-Chih Shih*, National Taiwan Normal University, Becoming Pretty Boys: Embodied Experience of Heterosexual Males Pursuing Feminine Appearance and Manner 20 5:40 PM
Presenter Lucia Lovison*, Sat-Drones Afrtiterra Foundation, Human Trafficking: from the Past to the Present in the Indian Ocean region 20 6:00 PM
Discussant Philip Hubbard King's College London 20 6:20 PM

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