Category: ECS5 2016


Trieste/Crossroads of Cultures in Central Eastern Europe: Transformations/Contradictions and Continuities at the Italian Eastern Border

This paper aims to highlight some peculiarities of this border region contested between Italy and Yugoslavia where the ethnic differences, cultural and the geographical characteristics blend together in an extraordinary example of European multiculturalism. Thanks to its location, on the eastern border, the city has always played an important strategic role and exchange with the world


Talking Like a (Foreign) Man: Diaspora Teenage Languages Shaping Urban Spaces in Gautam Malkani’s Londonstani

This paper aims to investigate the role of language for the British Indian diasporic community teenagers of London, for whom the research of an identity also includes the definition of belonging within a postcolonial frame. Teenage is a moment of passage, symbolizing the passage into the 21st century, which requires a re-definition of all conventions


Up and Down the City Road: London in the Other’s Eyes

This paper probes into two facets of the life of Indian immigrants in post-war London portrayed in Anita Desai’s Bye-Bye, Blackbird. On the one side, there is the expected and familiar outburst of nationalistic xenophobia on behalf of the domestic population of this urban landscape, triggered by the arrival of numerous immigrants from the Commonwealth


Overcoming Barriers to Gender Equity in the Workplace: Why aren’t we there yet?

Gender inequity continues to exist in all facets of society, community and the workplace. This paper seeks to explore the myths and truisms about gender equity in the workplace, particularly in large organisations where gendered hierarchies and entrenched behaviours tend to prevail. Despite evidence of concern, there is limited understanding of how gender inequity impacts


South Korea Gimhae City Color Palette of Representative Colours and Symbolic Colour Development

City colors analysis and guidelines development is a way to assist the city to become more sustainable and be developed with an excel city image and living environment. Especially for Gimhae, a city in South Korea has high cultural properties from both tradition and modern era due to Gaya Kingdom’s culture. Through an analysis on


The Dimensions of Childhood in Modern Architecture: From Urban Scales to Domestic Spaces

According to many authors, architecture is more than meets the eye: it is the image of a certain historical, cultural, and social context, as it reflects the ideals and longings of the society by which it is built and inhabited. In the eventful years of the 20th century, amid a context punctuated by the horrors of


Surrealism: A Global Cultural Movement with Local Political Agency

Surrealism is a cosmopolitan cultural movement that transcends the very notion of a nation-state. Notwithstanding, it has been canonised as Paris-centric, which belies its global expanse. Whilst surrealism’s cultural impact remains globally untrammelled, it empirically mustered political dissent in the local politics of Haiti, Martinique and Mexico. I postulate that Surrealism’s political impact was greater


The Impacts of Globalization on Urban Peripheral Villages of Iran

Globalization as an ongoing economic, social, political and technological process has various impacts around the world, which its quantity and quality has been different in terms of various countries conditions. One of these impacts is spatial transformation of urban peripheral villages. The objective of this research is considering factors affecting spatial transformation of Iran’s urban


Urban Aspirations: A Field View from the Margins of the City

Indian cities are transforming rapidly. Though there is a huge variation between the transformation of various cities but metropolises like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai are witnessing major changes as they are making their ways into the global economic networks. These transformations are not apolitical in nature rather represent the imaginations of the people occupying dominant city


Public Images/Private Lives: Blurring Truth and Fantasy in the World of Professional Bondage and Discipline

Public images and private lives often do not match up. Indeed, social life is premised as much on what is not shown as it is on what is revealed. Concealment, deception and the blurring of truth and fantasy can be fundamental for social life. Advertising services in the Australian sex industry, as with advertising many


Internet Addiction Motivations Among Chinese Young People: A Qualitative Analysis

The present study aims to explore the internet use pattern and the possible internet addiction motivations among Chinese young people, such as parenting style, social environment, changes of communication pattern, and psychological empty etc. Qualitative interviews were conducted. A total of 25 addictive young people and two parents were interviewed individually. Analysis of interviews found


Orchestrating French Music Conservatories: European Political Interventions and Local Governances

This research aims to understand the processes of institutional recombination of French higher music education system in the context of European integration. How do the current constitutive elements of French multi-level governance (municipal, departamental, regional, national and European), both informal and formal, operate on music conservatories ? How do these institutions, related by national and international


Rugao and Water Garden in Seventeenth Century China

My paper focuses on Rugao, a city on the northern bank of the Yangtze River, during the period of the fall of the Ming dynasty and the consolidation of Qing rule in the mid and late seventeenth century. The unique status of Rugao was due to its location in one of the most prosperous and


Falklands Calling’: Exploring the Life of the Local Community in Terms of Global Interaction

The aim of this paper is to explore the degree of international interaction of the inhabitants of the Falkland Islands. The paper argues that the way the islanders see themselves and interact with the rest of the world has evolved after, and as a result of, the 1982 war. The war was fought between Argentina


The Specificities of a Public Procurement Contract Contract Formation

As opposed to civil law, where contracts are generally formed simply through offer and acceptance, in public procurement law the contract is the result of a complex procedure with rules and terms strictly established by national and European legislation. In civil law, for a promise to become an enforceable contract, parties must agree on the essential


The Soundscape East of The River: Sonic Icons in Nagai Kafū’s Writings

By focusing on the auditory dimension of Nagai Kafū’s (1879-1959) representation of Tokyo in his most renown – and admittedly most representative – novel, Bokutō kidan (A Strange Tale from East of the River, 1937), my paper attempts to provide new insights into this author’s critique of the modern(ized) city. Repeatedly modified and rebuilt in


Keys to Words That Are Already There: Chief Bromden’s Psychedelic Journey Towards Redemption

This paper investigates how One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest is an artistic piece of psychedelic creation that traces the journey inside the mind of a psychotic narrator. This psychedelic narrator only heals through the effect of the psychedelic hero who opens his Pandora’s Box and uncovers his book of mystery. This journey is nothing


The Specificities of Lisbon As an International (City) Actor

States have been, traditionally, the key analytical category to reason on International Relations (IR) with different renounced authors explicitly or implicitly acknowledging it. However, on pair with states, cities are an organizing form and space of political, social, cultural, demographic, environmental and economic life. Cities are nowadays one of the actors of the global, and


The Acceptance of Social Network Services of Generation Y in Thailand

This research is aimed to 1) study the relationship between the perceived usefulness in the use of social network services and the behaviour of Generation Y people in using social network services; 2) study the relationship between the perceived ease of use of social network services and the behaviour of Generation Y people in using


A Journey Through La Barceloneta: Neighbours and the Changing Cultural Identity of Barcelona’s Beach Suburb

This paper explores the shifting urban and cultural transformation of one of Barcelona’s most iconic suburbs: la Barceloneta. Targeted by mass tourism, real estate speculation and measures allowing for the privatization of public space, this seaside neighbourhood risks becoming one more example of the historic city reduced to a mere exhibition to be visited, not


Gender in Negotiation

This study aims to investigate how negotiator perceive the other side when the negotiator identified the same or opposite sex. For this reason 162 employees from six different company have been interviewed about negotiation. The research sample was composed of 91 males and 71 females. The participants interviewed with open ended questions. The questionnaire asks


The Significance of Social Components in Urban Transformation in the Context of Sustainability: A Romany Neighbourhood Example/Istanbul

Cities are like living organisms like every single living creature that is born, grows up and dies. Just as when a living being is in bad health and medical intervention becomes inevitable, such intervention is inevitable in cities as well. One of the interventions is “Urban Transformation” in order to prevent dilapidation and deterioration in


A Culture of Peace and Indigenous Women’s Engagement in Peacebuilding: A Cross-Cultural Concern

Southeast Asia is home to various cultural communities beset with war and conflict. Peace building efforts in the islands have been raised to a certain level of intensity. With the hopes to avoid war and conflict, initiatives toward achieving peace have been documented, but mostly, those which are wanting of stories involving women in the


Globalization and the Rise of Ethnic Conflict in Southeast Asia

The rise of ethnic conflict in Southeast Asia is a phenomenon brought about by the tension coming from the assertion of cultural identity in the region vis-à-vis the forces of globalization. Globalization has a huge impact in the social, cultural, economic and political aspect of the countries in the region. The reconfiguration that it caused


The Global and Local Urban Identity

The notion of urban identity has been the subject of many researches. In the era of globalization, the impact of urban change and the challenges which faces the local urban identity of the city increases. Some cities are experiencing a serious struggle with the issue of identity in various ways while they are exerting a


Investing on Preventive Diplomacy: How ASEAN can Generate Soft Power through Its Peacemaking Mechanism

Preventive diplomacy is defined by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Regional Forum as diplomatic or political action used by states to avert disputes that has the possibility of threatening regional peace and stability. The 2015 ASEAN integration offers possibilities for the establishment of ASEAN soft power. Soft power is the ability to attract