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Call For Papers: 
MOTORCYCLE LIFE AND CULTURE 

Annual Meeting of the PCA/ACA Southwest/Texas February 13-16, 2008 Hyatt 
Regency, Albuquerque, New Mexico

The Popular Culture Association and American Culture Associations is inviting 
papers on motorcycling and its impact on American and other societies and 
cultures. 

Suggested topics include: 

* Riders' narratives or descriptions of the ride
* The motorcycle as art, poetry, or agency
* Rituals, norms, customs, or influences in motorcycle culture
* The biker as subaltern or as "other" 
* Movies, films, or other images of motorcyclists
* Analyses of media, consumer capitalist, corporate, or other power 
structures in relation to motorcycling culture or popular myth
* Biographical analyses of noteworthy motorcyclists and their influence upon 
myth, culture, or cultural capital
* Racial, ethnic, gendered, class, or demographic aspects of motorcycling 
culture
* Other literary, anthropological, geographical, historical, sociological, or 
psychological perspectives of motorcycling culture

Please respond to the Area chair listed below with a biographical statement 
and an abstract of 150 words by November 15, 2007.  Graduate student 
submissions are welcome.  Since responders may be assigned to 
presentations, completed papers should also be sent to the Chair for review, 
not later than January 15, 2008. 

Basic information about the conference can be found at:
http://www.h-net.org/~swpca/

Paul Nagy
Clovis Community College
Clovis New Mexico
E-mail: [log in to unmask]
(505)769-4908

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