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> From: "mediastudies-fgw" <firstname.lastname@example.org> > Date: 15 May 2008 10:11:44 AM > Subject: Lezing Ien Ang op 5 juni in Aula, Singel en groet van Jeroen > > Wertheim Lecture 2008 > > Asia from Down Under: > > Regionalism and Global Cultural Change > > > Prof. Dr. Ien Ang > > (University of Western Sydney) > > 5 June 2008 > > The Auditorium of the University of Amsterdam > > Singel 411, 1012 WN Amsterdam > > (For directions please see: > > <http://www.uva.nl/locaties/kaart_centrum.cfm> ) > > 15:00 - 18:00 > > r.s.v.p. at email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> > > > Globalisation has seen nation-states increasingly align themselves > into regional blocs, perhaps the most prominent of which is the > European Union. The formation of such transnational regions is based > on geographical proximity and shared economic and political interests, > but the very idea of a region, such as 'Europe', is underpinned by > strongly held notions of cultural affinity. It is often cultural > arguments and discourses - pertaining to identity, civilisation, > religion, even race - that determine regional inclusion and exclusion. > > What does this mean for a country such as Australia and its place > within (or outside of) the Asian region? As a Western nation-state in > an overwhelmingly non-Western region, Australia holds a prime position > for observing processes of global cultural change in a time when Asia > - home of the two new economic powerhouses of China and India and of > the world's largest Muslim nation, Indonesia - is set to become the > centre of the global force field. Australia's complex and ambivalent > relationship with Asia provides valuable insight, particularly for > Western Europe, into the cultural manifestations of the gradual > decentring of the West. > > Ien Ang is Distinguished Professor of Cultural Studies and Australian > Research Council Professorial Fellow at the Centre for Cultural > Research, University of Western Sydney. She holds a doctorate from the > University of Amsterdam, where she studied and worked from 1973 until > 1990. She is the author of a number of books including Watching Dallas > (1985), Desperately Seeking the Audience (1991), Living Room Wars > (1996) and On Not Speaking Chinese (2001). > > With an introduction by Prof. dr. Liesbet van Zoonen. > > Drinks afterwards > > The Wertheim lecture is jointly organised by Asian Studies in > Amsterdam (ASiA), the Amsterdam School for Social Science Research > (ASSR) and the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS). > > For more information, please contact Dr. Sikko Visscher at > S.Visscher@uva.nl <mailto:S.Visscher@uva.nl> or 020-5252107 ______________________________________________________ * Verspreid via nettime-nl. Commercieel gebruik niet * toegestaan zonder toestemming. <nettime-nl> is een * open en ongemodereerde mailinglist over net-kritiek. * Meer info, archief & anderstalige edities: * http://www.nettime.org/. * Contact: Menno Grootveld (email@example.com).