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Culture and the Canada - U.S. border

CFP | Borderland Communities and Cultural Identities Straddling the Canada-US Border

16th December 2014

The 50th Annual Conference of the Canadian Sociological Association will be held from Monday, June 1 through to Friday, June 5, 2015 as part of the Canadian Federation of Humanities and Social Sciences Congress, this year taking place at the University of Ottawa in Ottawa, Ontario.

The Call for Abstracts is now open. Full details here:

CCUSB followers might be particularly interested in the session detailed below, which is organised by Jan Clarke and Rémy Tremblay in affiliation with CCUSB.


Session Organizers:
Jan Clarke, Algoma University, Sociology,
Rémy Tremblay, TÉLUQ – Université du Québec,
This session includes papers that focus on the unique social, political and cultural context across the Canada-US border to question and reconfigure the social shaping of borderland communities and cultural identities.  While this area may be addressed from several theoretical perspectives, topics of particular interest include: cultural hybridity, cultures of surveillance, environmental crossings, cross-boundary tourism, migration and immigration, racialization along the border, media and cultural representation, cross-border friendships.
This session is linked to Culture and the Canada-US Border (CCUSB), a Leverhulme Trust funded international research network studying cultural representations, production and exchange on and around the Canada-US Border.
Cette session comprend des articles qui mettent l'accent sur les contextes social, politique et culturel uniques à la frontière canado-américaine afin de se questioner et de reconfigurer la formation sociale des communautés frontalières et leurs identités culturelles. Bien que ce domaine peut être abordé sous plusieurs angles théoriques, des sujets d'intérêt particuliers comprennent: l'hybridité culturelle, les cultures de surveillance, les passages de l'environnement, le tourisme transfrontalier, la migration et l'immigration, la racialisation, les médias et les représentations culturelles de même que les amitiés transfrontalières.
Cette session est liée au Culture and the Canada-US Border (CCUSB), un réseau de recherche international financé par le Leverhulme Trust, lequel étudie les représentations culturelles, la production et l'échange sur et autour de la frontière canado-américaine.