Subcultures, Popular Music and Social Change: A Cross-Disciplinary Symposium
Thursday 15th - Friday 16th Sept 2011
London Metropolitan University, London, UK.
The symposium marks the launch of the Subcultures Network: The Interdisciplinary Network for the Study of Subcultures, Popular Music and Social Change – a cross-disciplinary research network for scholars and students interested in the relation between subcultures (in all their forms) wider process of social, cultural and political change. Confirmed Speakers Include:
Prof. Dick Hebdige (UC Santa Barbara)
Prof. David Hesmondhalgh (University of Leeds)
(author, Mods!; Mod: Clean Living Under Very Difficult Circumstances - A Very British Phenomenon; The "Who": Maximum R & B - A Visual History)
(singer (The Selecter), actress, author, Black by Design: A 2-Tone Memoir)
(artist, journalist, political activist, author 1998: The New Wave Punk Rock Explosion)
(journalist, director, creative consultant, fashion label owner, author, The Look: Adventures In Pop & Rock Fashion; In Their Own Write: Adventures In The Music Press; Straight (with Boy George))
Key thematic strands of the conference include:
• the nature and meaning of ‘subcultural’ style.
• the relationship between subcultures, popular music and social change.
• gender, identity and subcultural groups.
• ethnicity, ‘race’ and subcultural identities.
• sexuality, style and subculture.
• globalisation, locality and subcultural hybridity.
• media configurations of subcultures, scenes and tribes.
• style, popular music and political movements.
We invite papers and themed panels which investigate these and other areas of interest from a wide range of theoretical positions and disciplines including: sociology, history, cultural studies, criminology, media studies, music studies, politics, psychology.
Titles and abstract (no longer than 250 words) to be submitted no later than Friday May 20th 2011. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are keeping the cost of attendance at the symposium low at just £40 (to cover lunch, refreshments and an early evening reception on both days).
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Jon Garland (University of Leicester)
Keith Gildart (University of Wolverhampton)
Paul Hodkinson (University of Surrey)
Bill Osgerby (London Metropolitan University)
Lucy Robinson (University of Sussex)
John Street (University of East Anglia),
Pete Webb (Goldsmiths, University of London)
Matt Worley (University of Reading).
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