The Asian Australian Identities (AAI6) Conference EMBODIMENTS AND INHABITATIONS
- 25 October 2017 at 8:00 am – 26 October 2017 at 5:00 pm
- Immigration Museum, 400 Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000
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- Faculty of Arts
Closely linked to borders and bounds, boundaries are lines that mark the limits of an area. Taking as our foundational assumption that all boundaries involve processes and practices of embeddedness as well as transgressions of socio-cultural and eco-political spheres, this conference seeks to mark an inquiry into specific kinds of boundary-crossings that involve embodiment and inhabitation for Asian-Australian land/mind/body-scapes.
Theories of embodiment recognise the critical politics of emplacement associated with the body as well as such situatednesses as sites of performance. What happens when such locations shift due to boundary crossings in terms of family, bloodlines, gender, race, class, caste, nation, region, sexuality, religion, among others? How do embodiments that cross boundaries inhabit their place and being, both in the Bourdieusian sense of the habitus as well as that of phenomenologists like Merleau-Ponty?
The conference invites papers, presentations and performances on how Asian-Australian embodiments are made meaningful in changing contexts of communities and crossings, how inhabitations over space, time and history challenge our ideas of being and body.
- Asian Australian Identities
- + 61 9905 2154
- Monash Asia Institute