A Conference And Call For Papers
Sexuality implies biology and the physiological bodies of men and women that are the same all over the world. Yet, sexuality is regulated and experienced in a very different manner from one culture to the next. These cultural coding of sexuality have deep repercussions on the way young people, or even children, are introduced to and experience sexuality in each culture, and how they make decisions about their own behavior.
This inter-disciplinary conference will explore some of the research conducted in this field, examine how culture, religion, social and political values, economics and science shape and define sexuality in each culture, with a particular focus on youth under the age of 30, and explore different manners in which young people in the Middle East or among migrant communities outside the region express sexual themes through cultural and artistic production.
These issues will be tackled by academic researchers, along with artists who have grappled with the subject matter in their work. We anticipate that issues discussed at the conference will contribute to shaping some youth-related research agendas in the Middle East in the years ahead. This conference is organized by the Goethe-Institute and the youth program of the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at AUB. We invite abstracts related to the above topic from all relevant academic fields and from artists and others involved with youth in their communities. We anticipate that proposed papers would summarize the work and research that the authors are already engaged in.
Addresses and Contacts
American University of Beirut (AUB) Bliss Street Hamra Tel.: +9611340460