Call for Papers: Protest Music
2005 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association 26th Annual Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico February 9-12, 2005 The 2005 SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the Hyatt Regency downtown. Join us this year, as a returning or first-time participant, as we celebrate a new future on Route 66 at this popular regional culture conference. Further details regarding the conference (listing of all areas, hotel, registration, tours, etc.) can be found at the web address shown below.
Now accepting proposals for “Protest Music” in the Music Area, a well-represented area with outstanding participants in years past. We welcome proposals on many aspects of music, politics, and protest, and their role in American popular culture.
For purposes of this conference, “Protest Music” may be defined as music which carries oppositional politic connotations in either (a) content, (b) intent, OR (c) reception. Hence, musics which may originate without protest content or intent may, in changing contexts, be seen as protest-oriented.
Prospective topics include:
Music as a tool of social commentary or political protest in the Southwest
Protest or radical musics of immigrant communities, particularly those which came from elsewhere and were established in the Southwest
Protest or radical musics of historically-underrepresented minorities: persons of color, LGBT, women, etc.
Protest or radical musics across the continent as a tool of commentary or social change.
Appropriations, assimilations, borrowings, and “readings” of protest or radical musics into mainstream culture
Inquiries regarding this area and/or abstracts of 250 words may be sent to Chris Smith at the email or snail-mail addresses below. Proposals should include current curriculum vitae or résumé (3-page maximum) and a 250-word abstract, including name, institutional affiliation if any, and working title.
The extended submission deadline is December 1, 2004. The registration deadline is December 31, 2004. All participants must register by that date or will not be able to present or appear in the program.
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