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Geert Lovink on Thu, 15 May 2008 16:10:08 +0200 (CEST)

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[Nettime-nl] Lezing Ien Ang 5 juni in Amsterdam

> From: "mediastudies-fgw" <mediastudies-fgw {AT} uva.nl>
> 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 iias {AT} fmg.uva.nl <mailto:iias {AT} fmg.uva.nl>
> 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 {AT} uva.nl <mailto:S.Visscher {AT} uva.nl> or 020-5252107

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