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Digital Transactions in Asia 2018 International Conference

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Natividad Fajardo Rosario Gonzales Auditorium

De La Salle University, Br. Andrew Gonzales Hall

2401 Taft Avenue

Manila, NCR 1004

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The reconfiguration of social, cultural, economic and political relationships, in parallel with the pervasive application of digital technologies, has been regarded as an epochal shift in the Western world. In contemporary Asia, the breathtaking rapidity and scale of digitisation provides us with an even greater remaking and reinvigorating of human relationships. This is an era where rapid commercial growth across the region proceeds in tandem with the spread of digital media devices.

For ordinary people, social media platforms offer new economic opportunities along with the monetisation of the personal and the everyday. In the public domain, Asian state systems are having to contend with explosions of popular expression, public debate and political mobilisation, even as these activities are highly contested and contestable. Asian markets are increasingly determined by flows of virtual capital, information commodities, consumers and labour. In this context, it is increasingly evident that the rise of a Digital Asia is accompanied by new aspirations and understandings of modernisation, participation and development.

This conference considers the instances and processes through which new sets of social, economic and political transactions are being established between citizens and states, markets and publics, cultures and commodities in a Digital Asia.

The conference, to be held from October 10-12, 2018 at the campus of De La Salle University in Manila, is co-hosted by the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Queensland and the Department of Communication, De La Salle University. The conference will include two full days of presentations for a public audience on 10-11th October, followed by a research workshop on 12th October for the conference presenters and invited guests.

Given the inter- and trans-disciplinary nature of its theme, the conference is intended to be of interest to researchers from a diverse variety of backgrounds and disciplinary orientations in the Humanities and Social Sciences. We will also consider submissions of creative and technical works, along with professional contributions from industry and non-governmental organisations.

Panel themes include:

Development and (In)equalities

Currencies and Commodities

Populism and Public Speech

Mobilities and mobilisation

Intimacies and Moral Economies

Governance and Citizenship

Mobile and Informal Economies

Innovation and Disruption


Contact: digitaltransactions.asia (at) gmail.com for inquiries.

Website: https://www.digitaltransactionsasia.com/

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De La Salle University, Br. Andrew Gonzales Hall

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Manila, NCR 1004

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