Please find attached a copy of the Call for Papers for the 9th EARCAG conference in Daegu, South Korea, taking place between 10 and 13 December 2018.
The first EARCAG event was in Daegu in January 1999, and the December 2018 gathering in Daegu is going to be a 20th anniversary return to the place where it all started.
The deadline of abstract submissions and organised session submission is 28 Feb 2018. Submission e-mail: email@example.com
The full CFP and event description is as follows:
Call for Papers for the 9th East Asian Regional Conference in Alternative Geography (EARCAG)
For Spatial Justice: Rethinking Socio-spatial Issues from East Asian Perspectives
Date: 10 (Mon) – 13 (Thurs) December, 2018
Venue: Daegu University (10 December) and Daegu Exco (11-13December), South Korea
Organizer: Korean Association of Space and Environment Research (KASER), Seoul National University Centre for Asian Cities (SNU CAC)
Supporting Institutions: Daegu University, SNU CAC, KASER, Daegu city government
Local Organizing Committee: Byung-Doo Choi (Daegu University), Jintae Hwang (Seoul National University), Hyunjoo Jung (Seoul National University), Sanghun Lee (Hanshin University), Young A Lee (Daegu University), Bae-Gyoon Park (Seoul National University), In Kwon Park (University of Seoul), Se Hoon Park (Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements), HaeRan Shin (Seoul National University), Byeongsun Jeong (Seoul Institute)
EARCAG Steering Committee: Byung-Doo Choi (Daegu University, South Korea), Bae-Gyoon Park (Seoul National University, South Korea), Amriah Buang (Malaysia), Jim Glassman (University of British Columbia, Canada), Chu-joe Hsia (Nanjing University, China), Jinn-yuh Hsu (National Taiwan University, Taiwan), Fujio Mizuoka (Hitotsubashi University, Japan), Toshio Mizuuchi (Osaka City University, Japan), Wing-Shing Tang (Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong)
The issue of ‘spatial justice’ appears again. In the first East Asian Regional Conference in Alternative Geography held in January 1999 in Gyeongju and Daegu South Korea, the main concern was spatial justice. The theme of the conference was ‘Socio-Spatial Issues for East Asian Countries in the 21st century,’ and twenty scholars assembled to discuss those issues. Since then, a growing number of scholars within the network have witnessed increasing precarity and complexity in producing and constituting inequalities and injustices in East Asian society. Out of necessity and concern, they have explored critical interpretations of socio-spatial issues from East Asian perspectives.
Twenty years after the first conference in the same location, we now propose rethinking socio-spatial issues from East Asian perspectives in the hopes of promoting spatial justice. The East Asian perspectives refer to the awareness and understanding of the intertwined relations between the East Asian context and the nature of the methods in which spatial dynamics are organized and constituted.
The aim of EARCAG is to provide a platform for critical geographers and other social scientists to debate social and spatial issues in East Asia. Critical Social scientists have observed increasing complexities, interdependence and inequalities in the development of capitalism and geopolitics over the world. The tradition of strong nation-states and the geopolitical tension particularly in East Asia have produced convergent social and spatial concerns. What are the socio-spatial issues that challenge spatial justice especially in the East Asian region? How are the issues approached in relation to Asian capitalism, politics, and the affects thereof?
Potential session topics include but are not limited to:
- Embedded developmentalism and spatial justice in post-developmental-state society; post-territorial dynamics of spatial justice
- Right to the cities and urban commons
- Geography of precarity; increasing precarity and the precariat’s spatial dynamics and precarious spaces
- Gender, Space and Justice; Gendered migration within and from East Asia
- Alternative spaces for spatial justice; critical geopolitics for spatial justice
- Mobilities as threats to and possibilities for spatial justice; Mobilities promoted and mobilized under the post-developmental state
- Challenge of climate change and risk governance in East Asia
- Environmental justice; critical geography for nature and the environment
- Technology development and spatial justice in a smart era
- Urban alienation and just city in East Asia
- Uneven regional development and spatial justice
- Equity issues in cities and regions under Neo-liberalism; Planning and policy issues for social justice from East Asian perspective
The Keynote Speakers
Submission of Abstracts
If you are interested in participating in this conference, please send an abstract, no more than 500 words, to firstname.lastname@example.org by 28 February, 2018. The organizing committee will review the abstracts and contact you with the result by 30 April, 2018.
If you plan to organise a session, please send the title and description of the session and your papers in it to email@example.com by 28 February, 2018
- Participants from the OECD member countries, Taiwan, Singapore and Hong Kong (US$150 (faculty), US$70 (students))
- Participants elsewhere (US$70 (faculty), US$35 (students))
Hotel Inter-Burgo Exco (http://eng.hotel-interburgo-daegu.com/)
Please direct any inquires to Young A Lee or HaeRan Shin at firstname.lastname@example.org