SYMPOSIUM ON “RETHINKING ALIENATION BEYOND THE PANDEMIC FROM LOCAL TO GLOBAL: THE NEW NORMAL FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE"
Symposium On “Rethinking Alienation Beyond the Pandemic from Local to Global: The New Normal from Theory to Practice” will be organized online on May 27-28, 2021 by Istanbul Ayvansaray University (ASU), Faculty of Economics, Administrative and Social Sciences, American University in the Emirates (AUE) and Girne American University (GAU). The Symposium is supported by American University of Cyprus (AUC), Transnational Press London (TPLondon), Urban Development and Social Research Association (UDSR / DURS), Eurasia Economic Relations Association (EkoAvrasya) and Istanbul Ayvansaray University Migration Policy Research and Application Centre (GÖÇAR).
The Covid-19 crisis, with all the horrors it has caused, offers humanity an opportunity to reflect on itself and evaluate its point, even if it is delayed. In a very short time, we found ourselves worried about whether we could reach the objects we needed, whether we would lose our jobs, or keep our freedom.
Alienation is described as withdrawing or separation of a person or a person's affections from an object or position of former attachment: alienation … from the values of one's society and family (S. L. Halleck). Different forms of alienation, such as cultural alienation, professional alienation, and religious alienation, are among the current issues. It is obvious that we need to define different alienation along with the pandemic.
It is claimed that there is a process in which negative feelings and experiences associated with prolonged isolation are experienced and the new normal is built for all of us, including the entire world population. Social distance and closure measures force employees to work from home and with distance-learning for students, people of all generations are isolated from their social relations.
The Covid-19 outbreak has left many people alone for a long time or more. Likewise, institutions fall short of taking measures to prevent people's alienation process. Emphasizing the economic, social and cultural differences in the global experience of the epidemic, it is important to emphasize the need for localization and new approaches of culture focusing on new definitions of the new normal by local and global actors.
What the climate crisis, economic collapse and Covid-19 show us is that we urgently redefine our relationship with nature and direct the social forces that determine our production-consumption patterns towards non-destructive approaches. Otherwise, it will be inevitable to add social crises to the physical problems that threaten human liveability in the world.
With the alienation created by the new process, reconstructing the hybridization process and contributing to understanding alternative approaches to cultural encounters between global and local are among the main objectives of this symposium. We invite you to redefine alienation and the new normal within the framework of the following subheadings, and to make theoretical and empirical contributions to the symposium with an interdisciplinary perspective.
Subjects headings planned to be presented in the symposium have been given below. Different topics can also be offered on the condition it is compatible with the general framework of the symposium. The Papers will be presented either in Turkish or English.
• Alienation and Crisis Management
• Brand Communication in the Digital Transformation
• Digital Marketing Transformation
• Digital right to the city and social movements
• Digital transformation and new public space
• Digitalization of daily life in pandemics
• Economic and social recession
• Effects of the pandemic on education
• Effects of the pandemic on security policies
• Freedom of international circulation and health safety
• From an environmental crisis to a health crisis: pandemic
• From historical epidemics to Covid-19
• Global and local cooperation and organizations
• Globalization as a way of healing together
• Monopolization from food to oil
• Pandemic psychology
• Parental alienation
• Participation, development of democracy locally and globally
• Population movements and migration during the pandemic
• Public diplomacy
• Reflections of alienation in literature & cinema
• Social classes and the pandemic
• The 'otherness' in the interconnected global world
• The transformation and role of translation in times of the pandemic
• Women during the pandemic
Asst. Prof. Dr. Zeynep Banu Dalaman, ASU,
Efe Genç, ASU
Res. Asst. Bahşende Çoban, ASU
Res. Asst. Berna Uysal, ASU
Res. Asst. Emir Bostanci, ASU
Res. Asst. Gizem Baki, ASU
Res. Asst. Muhammet Ozcan, ASU
Res. Asst. Neslihan İçin, ASU
Res. Asst. Ramazan Bilge, ASU
Res. Asst. Sevdiye Kemik, ASU
Istanbul Ayvansaray University
Faculty of Economics, Administrative and Social Sciences
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