пятница, 19 апреля 2013 г.

DeXus 6.0: Discourses and Practices That Matter

summer school
DeXus 6.0: Discourses and Practices That Matter
Centre for Discourses in Transition (C-DiT), Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark


An International Summer School on Discourse, Practice and Social Justice

Participation fee payment deadline: 1st June 2013

Invited guests:
- Rodney Jones, City University of Hong Kong
- Sarah Pink, RMIT University, Australia/Loughborough University, UK
- William Housley, Cardiff University, Wales

Local tutors:
- Paul McIlvenny, Aalborg University
- Pirkko Raudaskoski, Aalborg University

The thematics of this summer school is prompted by the recent emergence on the global stage of a set of interlocking global crises - including climate, energy, food, water, finance - which demands a renewed interdisciplinary effort to understand how to prefigure and mediate the future, the past and the present in ways that attend to equity, justice and rights. The aim is to bring together people investigating and promoting social change and transformation with an explicit focus on the role of discourse and practice in shaping and prefiguring a just future (and the past). Discourse is understood as encompassing an interdisciplinary perspective on text, talk, discourse, genre, narrative, archive, document, image and rhetoric in all their modal, social and cultural forms, not only in terms of representation but more importantly in relation to action and practice. Practice, practices, practical reasoning and practical action are increasingly key elements of many recent approaches
  to discourse (eg. microethnography, mediated discourse analysis and nexus analysis), but a dialogue between these approaches and the variants of practice theory that are being used in sophisticated ways in fields such as transition studies, anthropology, visual studies, etc is urgently needed and holds much potential.

Themes within the interdisciplinary focus of the summer school will include the following clusters:
  * Discourse/Style/Genre/Semiotics
  * Mediation/Modality/Action
  * Practice/Practical Reasoning/Practical Action
  * Transition/Intervention/Critique/Social Justice
  * Rights/Ethics/Care/Hope
  * Identity/Gender/'Race'/Ethnicity/Transnationality
  * Belonging/Citizenship/Linking/Relationality
  * Nature/Environment/Habitus/Context
  * Structure/Ordering/Organisation/Governmentality
  * Space/Movement/Mobility/Flow/Scale

Our summer school will interest students and scholars who work in the diverse fields of discourse studies, communication studies, practice studies, development studies, globalisation studies, media studies, political science, sociology, history, anthropology, transition studies, social movement studies, transition studies, communication activism, participatory communication, critical journalism studies, action research, and human-centred communication and informatics.

Following the first two days of lectures and workshops by the invited guests and local tutors, which will establish a common framework, we concentrate over the following days on group project work. On the last day, all groups will come together to report on their findings, solutions and applications, with commentary and discussion from the guests and the tutors. A poster session will take place during the first day for those who wish to present their research publicly.

The participation fee is 4000 Danish kroner (approx. 500 Euros), which covers administrative costs, tea/coffee and lunches every working day, one evening drinks reception (Monday) and one evening dinner (Thursday).

Attendance at the summer school (including lectures, workshops and pre-readings) and completion of the group project work over six days is equivalent to 5 ECTS. Participants who complete the summer school will be awarded an official certificate.

Network: Centre for Discourses in Transition (C-DiT)
Organizing Committee: Paul McIlvenny, C-DiT
Pirkko Raudaskoski, Mattering: Material-Discursive Practices
Julia Zhukova Klausen, C-DiT
Laura Bang Lindegaard, C-DiT
Contact person: Paul McIlvenny
email: dexus2013@lists.hum.aau.dk
Address: Centre for Discourses in Transition (C-DiT)
Department of Culture and Global Studies
Aalborg University

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