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[Nettime-nl] Transformations in Politics, Culture and Society (Brussels)


> >Transformations in Politics, Culture and Society
> >6 to 8 December 2002, Brussels, Belgium
> >
> >This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference
> >seeks to explore transformations  in politics, culture, and
> >society and analyse the role of media in provoking,
> >supporting and representing such changes - for example,
> >art and art history, cinema and film, literature and poetry,
> >music, newspapers, and television and radio.
> >
> >Papers, presentations, and short surveys are invited on
> >issues related to any of the following themes;
> >* dissolution, liberation, reconstruction; political, and
> >economic rejuvenation
> >  * invasion, resistance, revolution
> >* coalitions, governments, social reform, and the
> >presentation of political agendas
> >* state control of media; political mass communication,
> >election campaigns, lobby groups; propaganda; fringe
> >movements; pressure groups
> >* the place of street drama, posters, graffiti
> >* the importance of land; territory; boundaries;
> >rural/urban; land redistribution
> >* education, student rebellions, and the role of the
> >intelligentsia
> >* cultural revolutions: status of women, feminism, sexual
> >freedom; representations of gender, ethnicity, sexuality;
> >pornography
> >* exposure of labour issues; exposure of class issues
> >* cultural difference and otherness; immigration and
> >immigrants
> >* international confrontation; the role and influence of the
> >military
> >* the impact of globalisation
> >* third world issues; global responsibility; public
> >awareness; ecological issues
> >* medical and social issues in film - for example, drugs,
> >aids, euthanasia
> >* role of religion and religious institutions
> >* role and influence of the United States
> >* influence of new technologies; multimedia industries,
> >internet, www, cyberspace
> >* accessibility to data, information, knowledge; the fate of
> >intellectual property. Control of knowledge; anonymity;
> >privacy
> >* the role of the law and legal processes; regulation and
> >legislation; appeal systems
> >* market economies; monopolies and mergers; control of
> >multinationals
> >
> >Papers will be considered on any related theme, writer,
> >book or film. 300 word abstracts should be submitted by
> >Friday 6th September 2002. Full draft papers should be
> >submitted by Friday 15th November 2002.
> >
> >The conference is the first in a series of annual research
> >projects, run under the general banner ŠProbing the
> >BoundariesĂ. It aims to create working 'encounter' groups
> >between people of differing perspectives, disciplines,
> >professions, and contexts. The project is to be supported
> >by an e-mail discussion group, threaded forum board,
> >e-journal, and dedicated publication series.
> >
> >Selected papers accepted for and presented at the
> >conference will be published in themed volumes.
> >
> >The conference is organised by Inter-Disciplinary.Net and
> >sponsored by Learning Solutions. For further details and
> >information, please contact: Dr Rob Fisher,
> >rf {AT} inter-disciplinary.net or see
> >http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/tpcs1.htm


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