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|Crisis, Resistance, and Prospects:
The Arab Revolutions and Beyond
Call for Papers
The objective of this conference is to provide a critical intervention that seeks to challenge the dominant neo-liberal interpretation of the Arab Spring and the concomitant reductionist tendency to explain this transformative process as one resulting from liberal democratic triumphalism, social media, and youth movements. Rather, this conference is designed to introduce a dialogue that highlights the multifaceted, complex, and contradictory dimensions of the significant historical transformation and social struggle that is ongoing in the Middle East and North Africa. The introduction of this dialogue will be achieved through providing an exploration and analysis of the following themes: Democracies, Social Movements, and Political Power; New Media and Cultures of Resistance; The Social Question; Capital, State, and Internationalization; and Imperialism & Anti-Imperialism.
Interested participants are invited to submit conference paper proposals that engage topics such as the following:
All abstracts should be no longer than 250 words. Please indicate with the submission of your abstract if you will require multi-media support and/or technical services. Final presentations should be submitted using Times New Roman, 12-point font in PDF form. Each participant will be given approximately 15 minutes to present.
Select conference papers will be included in an edited book planned to be published following the conference proceedings. Financial assistance for travel and accommodations will be provided as per available funding. If you would like to participate but are not able to physically attend, arrangements can be made to participate via SKYPE.
For more information, please contact the conference planning committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.