The AAS Annual Conference will be hosted by the Australian National University. The Conference will be held between the 6th and 8th of November. 

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The theme of the conference is “The Human in the World, the World in the Human”. The theme of this conference embraces anthropology’s enduring commitments to grappling with the human condition in the widest terms.

Call For Papers:
Title: Asian-Australian Youth – Transnationalism, kinship and connectivity in the Asian Century
Panel Conveners: Linda Rae Bennett and Monika Winarnita
This panel will explore the historically specific identities, politics and experiences of social inclusion and exclusion for young Asian-Australians. In doing so it asks the critical question: How is the project of “Being Human” negotiated by young Asian-Australians who are forming their subjectivities within transcultural families? In an era officially coined the Asian Century, how do young people of Asian origin define the evolving meanings of vernacular multiculturalism in Australia through their every-day lives? And how do they engage in the transnational projects recently promoted as pivotal by the Australian Government? The panel seeks papers that will discuss racial hierarchies among Australian youth, and examine how Eurasian youth are positioned within the ‘White Nation’ (Hage 1998). We encourage papers that explore young peoples’ participation in emerging forms of transnational and translocal connectivity, including the growing importance of social media in the lives of transnational youth. The panel also welcomes papers that include Asian-Australian youth who reside both in Australia and within Asian countries.

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If you are interested in presenting a paper in this panel, please contact the individual listed panel convenors directly.

Send the panel convenor your paper title and abstract (maximum 250 words), along with your email address and institutional affiliation.

Do NOT submit your paper abstracts to the conference organisers.

The deadline for submission of paper proposals is 1 August 2013. 

Paper presentations at the 2013 conference are limited to one paper per participant.