[Air-l] Conference - Social and Cultural Movements

Lee Salter salterl at edgehill.ac.uk
Sun Feb 8 09:44:31 PST 2004

2nd International Conference: Imaging Social Movements 

Plenary Speakers:  Mark Poster (University of California at Irvine)
Jimmy McGovern (Film Maker, Bloody Sunday)

Others to be confirmed

The Social and Cultural Movements Group, Edge Hill College, UK
Thursday 1st July to Saturday 3rd July 2004
2nd Call for Papers
Following the success of its 2002 conference: Making Social Movements:
The British Marxist Historians, the Social Movements Group is organising
a 2nd International Conference for Summer 2004, exploring the theme of
the construction of images, representations and articulations of social
The effectiveness of social movements has always relied not only upon
the political activity and its theoretical conception, but also upon its
cultural representation and aesthetics. The changing media, cultural and
technological landscape has transformed the means and media by which
social movements can create and contest their 'image', and how others
create and contest images of them. This conference aims to bring
together social movement researchers across the social sciences and
humanities in considering questions of conception, process and outcomes
in the imaging social movements - past, present and future. Proposed
indicative strands include: 

    * Social Movements and the Internet
    * Social Movements and Popular Film
    * The Mechanics of Representation
    * Narratives/Literatures and Social Movements
    * Media construction of Opposition
    * The Documentary Tradition
    * Performance of Subversion
    * Social Movements and Popular TV
    * Imaging Resistance and Cultural Politics
We welcome traditional papers, posters and less traditional audio-visual
presentations.Send proposals with abstract of 150-200 words by 31st
March 2004 to

Roger Spalding/Lee Salter

Edge Hill College, Ormskirk, Lancs, L39 4QP. UK

Email: salterl at edgehill.ac.uk   
Web site: http://www.edgehill.ac.uk/research/smg/

Lee Salter
Lecturer in Media and Communications
Edge Hill College,
St Helen's Road 
L39 4QP
Email: salterl at edgehill.ac.uk
Tel: 01695 584374

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