Asian Australian Identities 6 Conference: Embodiments and Inhabitations

Date/Time: Wed 25 Oct - Thu 26 Oct / 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location: Immigration Museum Melbourne

Monash Asia Institute (MAI)


Asian Australian Identities 6 Conference: Embodiments and Inhabitations

Closely linked to borders and bounds, boundaries are lines that mark the limits of an area. Taking as our foundational assumption that all boundaries involve processes and practices of embeddedness as well as transgressions of socio-cultural and eco-political spheres, this conference seeks to mark an inquiry into specific kinds of boundary-crossings that involve embodiment and inhabitation for Asian-Australian land/mind/body-scapes.

Theories of embodiment recognise the critical politics of emplacement associated with the body as well as such situatednesses as sites of performance. What happens when such locations shift due to boundary crossings in terms of family, bloodlines, gender, race, class, caste, nation, region, sexuality, religion, among others? How do embodiments that cross boundaries inhabit their place and being, both in the Bourdieusian sense of the habitus as well as that of phenomenologists like Merleau-Ponty?

Please RSVP by Friday 20th October to 

Wednesday 25th October – Thursday 26th October

8:00am – 5:00pm

Immigration Museum
400 Flinders Street

For more information, please contact Mridula Chakraborty on 9905 2154.

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