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CALL FOR PAPERS: MEDIA GEOGRAPHY
A number of scholars have noted an increasingly visible "spatial turn"
within Media Studies, characterized by a growing concern for the
development of more spatially sensitive modes of media research and
analysis.  This spatial turn in Media Studies has helped to generate an
international expansion of work that explores relationships between
communication media and questions involving space and place, matters of
scale, new media mobilities, territoriality and identities, and so
forth.  Meanwhile, cultural geographers are increasingly researching
media topics, as is evidenced by the ongoing expansion of panels devoted
to Media Geography at international conferences, and the launch of new
journals such as Aether: The Journal of Media Geography.  Hence,
geographers are becoming increasingly concerned with the role of media
practices and institutions within the processes of globalization, the
construction of space and place, the geographies of everyday life, and
related matters.  As Jansson and Falkheimer suggest in Geographies of
Communication, communication creates space, and space creates
communication.

We invite submissions on any aspect of Media Geography or involving the
intersection of Media Studies and Geography for one or more Media
Geography panel(s) we will be convening at the New Zealand Geographical
Society Conference 2010, with the Institute of Australian Geographers,
to be held in Christchurch from 5-8 July (see
http://www.nzgs2010.org.nz/).  Topics might include:

*	Media and cultural citizenship
*	Indigenous media and indigenous broadcasting rights
*	Mediated experiences of space and place
*	Popular geopolitics
*	Media convergence
*	Media spectacles
*	Media and identity
*	Urban communication
*	Media and communication for development
*	Geographies of cinema, radio, television, Internet, advertising,
or cell phones
*	Cultural politics of geographic technologies and participatory
GIS

Conference keynote speakers include Lisa Parks, Professor and Chair of
Film and Media Studies at the University of California Santa Barbara.
Professor Parks has authored or edited several books and many journal
articles and book chapters that explore a range of issues at the
intersection of Media Studies and Geography.  Her books include Cultures
in Orbit: Satellites and the Televisual (Duke University Press), and
Planet TV: A Global Television Reader (New York University Press).

Please send abstracts of no more than 250 words to Julie Cupples
([log in to unmask]) and Kevin Glynn
([log in to unmask]) by 1 April 2010.


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Dr. Kevin Glynn
Cultural Studies Program Coordinator
School of Humanities
University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8020
Aotearoa/New Zealand
Phone: +64 (0)3-364-2276
Fax: +64 (0)3-364-2417
http://www.amst.canterbury.ac.nz/people/glynn.shtml



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