Societies and Cultures as Polylogues
Chair of the section/Suggestions, Abstracts, Papers to:
Email: Arne Haselbach (Vienna)
ABSTRACT: The aim of this section is to assemble and discuss concepts and aspects of theories which focus on societies, cultures, and languages - in the making.
Societies and cultures are constituted and shaped anew in day-to-day, moment-to-moment actions by individual human beings.
The label polylogues refers to these many fold interactions actually taking place - in different contexts, among different partners, with their varying roles and with an ever changing backlog of individual experiences. All of these actions and interactions, in their give and take, are unique and unrepeatable processes - despite their apparent sameness or similarity.
The section invites papers that focus on conceptualising societies and cultures as on-going processes. Such approaches have been developed over the last years and decades in a number of disciplines and schools of thought. And further work is in progress.
Juxtaposing such concepts and approaches should lead to a fruitful interaction across disciplinary boundaries.
Discussions will be held in English. Contributions will be published.
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