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CALL FOR PAPERS | "Meaning, Identity and Culture, East and West" - International and Interdisciplinary Conference (December 28 - 30, 2010 in Kolkata, India)

Please submit your 150 words abstract by email:

Deadline: August 18, 2010

Subtopics: Cognitive Meaning, Emotive Meaning, Suggestive Meaning, Myth and Metaphor, Meaning as Universal, Meaning as Form, Universal and Particular, Structure and Identity, Personal Identity, Reductionist view, Ethnic Identity and Culture, Cultural Anthropology, Culture and Consumption, Politicizing Consumer Culture, Archaeological Approaches to Culture, Social Identification, Dynamics of Group Culture, Ethnic Boundaries, Constructing and Deconstructing Ethnic Identity, Evolution of Culture, Encountering Different Cultures, Indian Civilization and Culture, Cultural shock, Civilization and Effect of Colonization, Deconstruction, Indo-European Languages and Contacts of Civilizations, India and Europe, Death of a Civilization, Media and Culture, Pop culture and MTV, Cultural Transformation, Role of Culture and Religion, Cultural Meaning, etc.

Papers from the Conference will be published subject to editorial review
(Journal of International and Interdisciplinary Studies/Journal of Indian Philosophy & Religion).

Please note that there will be a trip to various historical, archaeological and places of Hindu-Buddhist pilgrimage places before and after the conference.


Chandana Chakrabarti,Ph.D.

Dean of International Programs
Director of the Center for Spirituality, Ethics and Global Awareness
Davis and Elkins College, Elkins, West Virginia 26241,USA
Phone: 304-637-1293


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