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[ecrea] cfp for international workshop on hate speech
Fri Aug 17 12:10:53 GMT 2018
*_The 2^nd International Workshop_*
*H**ATE **S**PEECH IN **A**SIA AND **E**UROPE:*
*Jan. 8(Tue) – 10(Thu), 2019*
*Paris Diderot University, France*
*Universit**é** Paris Diderot (Paris 7), Center for Korean Studies (CCJ
- UMR 8173 CNRS-EHESS-UPD), France*
*Asia Center, Seoul National University, Korea***
*Center for Korean Studies, **Ritsumeikan University, Japan*
*The Academy of Korean Studies*
*Asia Center, Seoul National University*
This project began in 2017 as a way to bring scholars across the
continents together to discuss national, regional, and global dynamics
of hate speech from diverse viewpoints that include the political,
legal, historical, ideological and religio-cultural perspectives. To
this end, it focuses on the cases of hate speech in European and Asian
societies. Through the first workshop which was held at Ritsumeikan
University in Japan, we have explored the contours of hate speech in
different Asian and European countries. Around 30 insightful papers from
8 different countries were presented as a collaborative dialogue on the
hate speech and some of them are on its way to publication via a journal
special issue and an edited volume.
This year, the workshop will continue and expand on this conversation by
considering acute tension surrounding hate speech issues around the
world. How should democratic societies respond to such persistent
problem as well as to the broader forms of “othering” that motivate hate
speech? How can we counter it? It seems to us that neither the cause of
nor cure for this pernicious phenomenon is well appreciated in the
context of today’s globalized world. With this workshop which consists
of a 2-day paper presentation session and a half-day roundtable session,
we expect to explore hate speech phenomenon as a complex web of
historical injustices, economic inequalities, religious tensions,
socio-political ideologies and emerging democratic challenges, as well
as divergent legal constructions.
This research project is intended not only to show similarities in this
global phenomenon observed beyond the political and geographical
boundaries, but also to distinguish differences in the historical, legal
and cultural foundation of each nation-state that cause and maintain the
expression and structure of the discrimination. The comparative nature
of this collaborative research will help fill in blind spots and lead to
better informed and more sophisticated and practical recommendations for
the prevention of hate speech in many Eastern and Western societies.
We invite paper proposals from different approaches such as media
studies, history, sociology, anthropology, political science, legal
studies, religious studies *that examine, but not restricted to, the
● What are the current contours of hate speech in different Asian and
● How states and civil societies respond to challenges presented by hate
● What are alternative strategies for managing the public sphere against
● How is hate speech defined and delimited in law and public policy in
Asian and European contexts?
● What are the differences and similarities in the phenomenon of hate
speech between Europe and Asia?
● What are the legal and discursive characteristics of individual
societies in dealing with hate speech?
● What are the most urgent issues regarding hate speech in Asia and Europe?
● How is mass media, especially the Internet, employed in expressing
hatred against different minorities?
● Why do ethnicity, sexuality or religion act as flashpoints in hate speech?
● In what forms is the abuse of power detected in European and Asian
societies? (e.g. /Gapjil /in South Korea)
The workshop registration fee is 50 euros for the full-time employed and
25 euros for students and part-time employed. It covers access to all
sessions, lunch, and reception dinner. We are pleased to provide
presenters with partial subsidies for accommodation and travel expenses
depending on funding availability and participant’s needs. We intend to
publish selected papers from the workshop as a journal special issue
and/or an edited volume with a reputable academic press.
*GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION*
*1. Deadline:* Please submit your proposal with a title, an abstract of
not more than 500 words and a list of references, together with your
_name, position, institutional affiliation and email address_ by
*_August 31, 2018_*. (Authors will be notified of abstract acceptance by
September 20, 2018)
*2. Submission method: *Send in MS Word via email to
*3. Final papers:* Paper presenters are requested to submit full papers
by *_November 30, 2018_*.
Please do not hesitate to contact us for any questions regarding this
Professor Myungkoo KANG, Seoul National University, Korea
Professor Jaejin LEE, Hanyang University, Korea
Associate Professor Marie-Orange RIVÉ-LASAN, Université Paris Diderot,
Associate Professor Wooja KIM, Ritsumeikan University, Japan
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