Last year, we could listen to a lecture, closing the centre-periphery
conference, which summarised the kick-off conference's results. That time, the
lecturer thought so that the centre-periphery issue could be meant in opposite
concepts. He said that if the centre were a model, the periphery would be the
imitation; and following this pattern, he mentioned other pairs, like
universality/diversity, unity/plurality, bipolarity/multipolarity, etc. Then, listening to
the lecture, I did not feel this problem so exiting.
But the three-parted theme call of our group reflects the fact that these
concepts above should somehow be tipped over from the opposite pairs. The first
topic's title: The centre-periphery in deconstruction; the aim in it is the mobilization
of the centre-periphery relationship. My lecture is going to be connected to that.