Venue: Samara Institute - Higher School of Privatization and Enterprise

Location: Samara, Samara Region, Russia

Event Date/Time: May 19, 2010 End Date/Time: May 20, 2010
Registration Date: Feb 01, 2010
Early Registration Date: Feb 01, 2010
Abstract Submission Date: Feb 01, 2010
Paper Submission Date: Feb 01, 2010
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5-th International Correspondent Conference
‘Social Innovations in Cultural Process’

Theme of the conference

19-20 May, 2010

Samara Institute – Higher School of Privatization and Enterprise

in cooperation of
Samara Society for Cultural Studies, Regional Centre of International Commission of Urgent Anthropological Research, Transnational Perspectives, Samarkand International Museum of Peace and Solidarity and other institutions is organizing the 5-th International Correspondent Conference entitled ‘Social Innovations in Cultural Process – ‘SEMIOTICS OF CRISIS: TRANSFORMATIONS AND IMPERATIVES OF SURVIVAL IN DISCOURSE OF SOCIAL KNOWLEDGE’.

Contemporary culture is in transition. But any transition is great trial and risk for society. The transition is time of crisis and survival. The risk and danger go from side of global and local transformations. It is time critical limits and re-thinking of social meanings and cultural values. Cultural and anthropological knowledge allows to finding the necessary ways to survival and development of culture in context of innovations’ attack and structural transformation. Transition is road on unknown place always. But culture gives to society important markers for overcoming of these transitional trials. The conference will review the effect of social innovations and globalization on cultural process in a variety fields, including the intercultural encounters, social technologies, public communication, people’s diplomacy, management of cultural policy and art, indigenous and local communities, urgent anthropological studies in time of transformations and crisis.

Preferred areas and topics include:

 Phenomenology of Culture
 Phenomenology of Crisis
 Semiotics of Culture in Transition
 Constancy and Variability in Changing Culture
 Privatization of Risk
 Crisis Consciousness
 Crisis Images
 Crisis Conflicts
 Crisis Possibilities
 Crisis and Democracy
 Crisis and Human Rights
 Culture and Social Behavior
 Things that Move: Crisis Things
 Time and Change
 Transformations in Social Visions
 Multicultural Transformations in Global Time
 World Heritage and Cultural Transformation
 Culture at the Crossroads
 Cultural Dynamics of Crisis
 Philosophy of Crisis
 Anthropology of Conflict
 Ritual and Conflict
 Ritual Process and Symbolizing Identity in Crisis Society
 Global Transformations and Survival
 Virtual Transformations in Culture
 Cultural Policy and Social Transformation
 Cross-Cultural Psychology
 Russia as Cultural Crossroads
 Crisis and Adaptation
 Interethnic Conflicts
 Paradigms of Cultural Changes
 Claims of Culture
 Equality and Diversity in Global Era
 Clash of Civilizations
 Ecological Imperatives of Social Survival
 Nations and Nationalism
 Cultural Diversity in Contemporary World
 Culture and Identity
 Intercultural Reconciliation and Social Partnership
 Interaction of Traditions and Innovations in Changing Culture
 Multiculturalism and Transformations of Post-Soviet Societies
 Anthropological Strategies for the Development and Survival
 Multicultural Policy and World Heritage
 Archaeology and War
 Tourism and Crisis

All papers accepted by the Scientific Committee will be published in the conference proceeding during 2010. Papers may be presented in English, Russian, French, German (apr. 2500-3000 words), and abstract (apr. 150-200 words) should reach the Organizing Committee before 1-st February, 2010 (new date) by e-mail: acdis@mail.ru.

The form for the listing of references is as follows:
JELINCIC, DANIELA A. 2000. Tourism as imperative of culture: The Traditions and innovations. Cultural Tourism 5:55-68
CVJETICANIN, BISERKA, DANIELA A. JELINCIC. 2002. Tourism as cultural system: A Discourse of structural analysis. Zagreb: Institute for International Relations.
Sections of Books:
JELINCIC, D.A. and N.SVOB-DOKIC. 2005."Managing Cultural Transition: Tourism and Citizen Diplomacy in Changing the World", in Social innovations in cultural process. Edited by V.Ionesov, pp.111-34. The Samara: Artefact Press
In text:
Cvjeticanin (2003:107) writes: "..............." or “……………” (Schramadei 2004:54)

All correspondence should be addressed to:
Dr.Vladimir Ionesov
P.O. Box 3004
RU-443099 Samara Russia
Tel./Fax.: 7 846 279 00 27
E-mail: acdis@mail.ru