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Event ID: MC172661

16th Nov 2020 - 18th Nov 2020

Conference Start Date: 16th Nov 2020

Conference End Date: 18th Nov 2020

Event Type: Conference

Event Serial: MC172661 /   Total Views ( 82 )

Deadline for Abstract/Paper Submissions: 15th Apr 2020

Event Organizer: Department of Government, Sociology, Social Work and Psychology

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Conference Venue : Bridgetown St. Michael,   Barbados

Conference Details : The Government of Barbados has announced, as part of its vision for 2020, “We Gatherin’ Barbados.” This is proposed as a “homecoming,” inviting all Barbadians to contribute to rebuilding Barbados. The concept of ‘We Gatherin’’ is of theoretical and practical significance, as the Government has chosen to define ‘Bajan’ outside of the traditional borders of nationhood and descent, and has included “Barbadians by choice.” This creates an opportunity to interrogate age-old questions surrounding diasporic movements, identities and ‘home’ in the contemporary era. In order to adequately analyse this call for a ‘gathering’ the Department of Government, Sociology, Social Work & Psychology is hosting a conference entitled “We Gathering’ 2020: Celebrating Successes, Building Bridges and Exploring New Frontiers.” The aim of the Conference is twofold; to reflect on the impact of diasporic movements on Caribbean development and to explore new frontiers of diasporic thought and praxis. While research demonstrates that the diaspora has played a significant role in the economic development of the region in the form of remittances, there is a need to explore the many other ways in which the diaspora has and still is contributing to the political, social and cultural development of the Caribbean. Consequently, the conference seeks to have a multidisciplinary discussion, analysing diasporic movements from all of these aspects.

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