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[ecrea] CFP: Whose Voice? Theory and Practice Hong Kong Sept 2015

Fri Jul 03 18:16:52 GMT 2015

Whose Voice? Theory and Practice–cfp <>
*CALL FOR PAPERS — **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

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

Dr. Tom McDonald, Research Associate at the Department of Anthropology at
the University College London.


Please send abstracts of no more than 300 words by the *15th July* *2015*
to voice <(voice.pgc2015 /at/>.(pgc2015 /at/ The conference will
be conducted in English and is free to attend.

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