Borders and bodies
Mae'r cynnwys hwn ar gael yn Saesneg yn unig.
We bring together scholars who work on issues of human and national identities and experiences.
Members of this theme share research interests in topics such as: mobility and migration, space and place, identity, body and mind, the self/other.
- the movement of people within and across national or other geographic borders and the economic and cultural impact of such mobility on local communities
- modes of transportation
- the notion of ‘crossing’ borders and ideas around legitimacy of borders and the movement of people across borders
- the experience or idea of belonging to a particular place/space
- experience as rooted in a particular location
- the human body as artefact, and physical and linguistic experience as located in the body and mind
- notions such as racial, gender, national, sexual or bodily identity
- the discourses of and dialogues between national, individual and/or community identities and the location of shared or individual identity along bodily grounds
- the subversion or surpassing of bodily markers of identity and notions of performance;
representations of self and other in culture and in public discourse
- ideas and experiences of the dominant and dominated
- the colonial/anti-colonial and post-colonial
- questions of ‘minority’, such as linguistic minority or dis/ability
- social borders and the organisation of bodies and the discipline
- the production and negotiation of linguistic and bodily practices.
- Facilitate discussion and reflection on questions of people’s mobility and its economic and cultural impacts.
- Discuss ideas around legitimacy of borders in the widest sense, including social borders.
- Investigate the experience or idea of belonging to a particular place or space.
- Consider the human body as artefact.
- Examine people’s physical and linguistic experience as located in the body and mind.
- Facilitate discourse regarding notions such as racial, gender, national, sexual or bodily identity.
- Engage the theme’s target audience with questions of ‘minority’, such as linguistic minority or dis/ability.