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[ecrea] CFP: Whose Voice? Theory & Practice

Tue Apr 21 18:20:33 GMT 2015


*Whose Voice? Theory & Practice*
*September 24th-25th-26th 2015*

The International Postgraduate Conference is an annual event organised
by the research students from the Department of Applied Social Sciences
(APSS) at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. This 5th Edition invites
postgraduate students as well as international researchers to a
collective debate on /how social scientists represent the ‘voices’ of
society within and beyond the academic community/.

The appropriation of the ‘voices from others’ is central to the
production of knowledge in the Social Sciences. By turning human
subjects into empirical objects the academic texts produce a particular
'polyphony’. As researchers, whether we highlight the voices of marginal
actors, translate foreign voices into new theories, or quote voices from
our fieldworks, we are engaging with the discourse of others. More than
just a methodological discussion, our conference considers the
textualisation of social 'voices’ in research as an intellectual
practice. In that perspective, the event wishes to offer a window of
opportunity for participants to* present their research by reflexively
interrogating their own practice of ‘voices’*.

We welcome papers in disciplines such as but not limited to
Anthropology, History, Sociology, Psychology, Philosophy, Political
Sciences, Social Work and Social Policy, Communication and Media
Studies, Cultural  and Gender Studies, Linguistics, Translation Studies.

_The conference particularly welcomes papers that present ongoing
research addressing the following issues:_

    *• Forms of Voices*

Representing social activities (fieldwork-archives-interactions) within
the text
Finding the right word between ordinary terms and scientific concepts

    *• Voices and Positions*

Conflicting epistemologies between the researcher and the researched
Researcher: activist, participant-observer or witness of the social life?

    *• Voices across Spaces*

Marginalised and vulnerable voices with new channels of expression
Politics of research and spaces of publication for young researchers


Prof. HU Yong, Associate Professor at Peking University’s School of
Journalism and Communication.

Dr. John POSTILL, Vice-Chancellor’s Senior Research Fellow at RMIT
University, Melbourne and Digital Anthropology Fellow at University
College London.


Please send abstracts of no more than 300 words by the 28th of June 2015
to (voice.pgc2015 /at/ <mailto:(voice.pgc2015 /at/>. The
conference will be conducted in English and is free to attend.

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