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The study of collectivities as an academic approach—not merely as an unobtainable idealization or violent mob culture—has recently become an important avenue of critical inquiry. In particular, this conversation is focusing on how collectivities function in an increasingly global world. For example, cosmopolitan, national, ethnic, and virtual collectives have been proposed in terms of ethics, history, sociology, and politics, among other disciplines. These studies question how the individual can and should interact within a diverse global population and how this interaction can and should be balanced within specific communities.

This conference seeks to further conversation concerning the creation and structure of collectivities as well as the relationship of these collectivities to their members and the social world. These collectivities often serve as the public representations of the private self and, as such, provide an important intersection between internal subject and the external manifestation of identity. In short, these collectivities determine how we define ourselves, how others define us, and how the social world is organized.
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