STREAM: SPACE, PACE, ACE: NAVIGATING CREATIVE ROOMS FOR PRODUCTIVITY IN AFRICA
As people find ways of dealing with the panoply of challenges that life poses on a daily basis in Africa, they create spaces (advertently or inadvertently) where peculiar thoughts and actions are conceived, operationalized and explored. While this space can be a secluded safe-haven of individual solitude, it can also be an engaging platform which involves group and corporative (inter)action geared towards overcoming specific problems.
Analysis of this space can help to interrogate the understanding we have about many real-life issues, as well as shed considerable light on interesting characteristics about the person or group that occupies it. In this sense, space contributes significantly to the enormous bevy of intellectual discourse on various aspects of identity, phenomenology, nomenclature, social stratification, gender, religion, politics, and so on.
Papers in this stream will engage creative ways in which space is constituted in the light of specific challenges in Africa and how coping mechanisms evolve within the confines of this space. The kinds of space that can be addressed include (but are not limited to): artistic, literary, historical, expressive, geographical, spiritual, physical/absolute and abstract. Papers are invited from various disciplinary backgrounds such as the Performing and Fine Arts, Sociology and Anthropology, History, Religion, Language, Gender Studies, Politics, Sports, Peace and Development Studies as well as other disciplines within the Natural and Physical Sciences where creative use of space in Africa is an issue of concern.
If you have any queries or suggestions please contact Eric Otchere (firstname.lastname@example.org). For panel and paper submissions please follow the instructions on the website http://www.asauk.net/call-for-papers-and-panels-asauk-2018-now-open/