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"Larsson, Donald F." <[log in to unmask]>
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Sun, 14 Jul 2002 12:47:00 -0500
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Helen Terre Blanche (Conference Alerts)
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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
* cultural revolutions: status of women, feminism, sexual
freedom; representations of gender, ethnicity, sexuality;
* exposure of labour issues; exposure of class issues
* cultural difference and otherness; immigration and
* international confrontation; the role and influence of the
* 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;
* the role of the law and legal processes; regulation and
legislation; appeal systems
* market economies; monopolies and mergers; control of

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,
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