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2009-05-25 12:48:46
Call for Papers:

Conference - Culture, Media: Protest
September 3-5, 2009

Organisation: Research Project "Protest as Medium - Media of Protest"
Location: University of Lucerne (CH) ­ Department of Sociology -
Pfistergasse 20

Deadline for abstracts: 30. June 2009

The conference seeks to bring together social movement analysts with
different disciplinary backgrounds, including sociology, cultural studies,
political science and political theory. It aims at opening up a space of
debate on protest cultures and alternative media within the framework of
social and political struggles. We invite researchers to submit abstracts
for presentations on the following topics:

- The cultural construction of protest: Protest cultures as subcultures and
counter cultures
- The cultural construction of media: Protest media cultures and the
- The militant construction of new subjectivities: Protest identities and
- The dispersed body of protest: Performative protest cultures

Keynote speakers:
Ernesto Laclau, University of Essex (UK); Chantal Mouffe, University of
Westminster, London (UK); John Downing, Southern Illinois University (USA);
Kevin McDonald, Goldsmith College (UK); Jenny Pickerill, University of
Leicester (UK); Klaus Schönberger, Zurich University of the Arts (CH);
Oliver Marchart, University of Lucerne (CH).

We invite abstracts (max. 500 words) to be submitted by 30. June 2009.
Conference fees: 25 Swiss Francs for one day; 50 Swiss Francs for the
complete conference.
If you would like to attend the conference, please send an e-mail to before 30. July 2009.

For detailed information, please check the attached CfP or visit it online:
Oliver Marchart, Marion Hamm, Stephan Adolphs Research Project "Protest as
Medium - Media of Protest"
University of Lucerne, Department of Sociology Bruchstrasse 43/45 CH 6003

Online Call:
This conference is funded by the Swiss National Foundation and the Research
Commission of Lucerne University.
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