Embodied communication across time and space
22-24 October 2013
Elite Stora Hotellet, Örebro, SWEDEN

The Swedish-Norwegian interdisciplinary international workshop ”Revisiting identity, REID” is organized by the Communication, Culture and Diversity, CCD research environment at School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences, HumES Örebro University, SWEDEN, in collaboration with the following research environments in Örebro and Trondheim: Statped midt, Department of Language and Communication studies, ISK and Department of Social Work and Health Sciences, ISH at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU, NORWAY and the Center for Rehabilitation Research, CRR, Orebro County Council, SWEDEN. We invite participation at the REID international research workshop on 22-24 October 2013 where the theme of identity will be focused. This activity builds upon a tradition of exploratory research conference-cum-workshops organized by the CCD research group since the end of the 1990s.

REID: Theme, Aims and Description

While there is no dearth of literature in the area of identity, a large majority of it takes its points of departure either in philosophy, policy studies and/or political science, or in more sector framed domains that build upon identity categories (like gender, ethnicity, class, functional disabilities, etc). Disciplinary arenas such as education and health sciences, including the multidisciplinary fields of language and communication studies, disability studies, gender studies etc., have focused the concept of identity in a range of ways. This interest often tends to be discussed in terms of what can be called identity sectors. To challenge static and demarcated description of identities, the workshop REID, takes its point of departure in the complexities that characterize and shape societies – past and present – including the increasing pace of change and diversification that interfaces at global, national and local levels. Institutional settings such as K-12 education, higher education, health services, care services etc. provide enclaves that encompass people of all ages, gender, class, race etc. From a social practice perspective one could say that both institutions and individuals are shaped by the “living and daily doings” of these actors.

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Organization Committee:

Sangeeta Bagga-Gupta
Aase Lyngvær Hansen

Committee members:
Kicki Ekberg
John Kjelaas
Julie Feilberg, Sigrid Sletterbakk Berge and Lars-Olov Lundqvist