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[liberationtech] ESA RN18 Conference "Communication, Crisis, and Critique in Contemporary Capitalism": submission deadline July 20th
christian.fuchs at uti.at
Fri Jun 1 13:40:06 PDT 2012
European Sociological Assocation
Research Network 18 - Sociology of Communications and Media Research
Conference "Communication, Crisis, and Critique in Contemporary Capitalism"
University of the Basque Country, Bilbao.
October 18-20, 2011
New deadline for abstract submissions: July 20th, 2012
Keynote Talk: Prof. Peter Golding (Northumbria University, UK) – Why a
Sociologist should take Communications and Media Seriously
We are living in times of global capitalist crisis that require
rethinking the ways we organize society, communication, the media, and
our lives. In the social sciences, there is a renewed interest in
critical studies, the critique and analysis of class and capitalism, and
critical political economy. The overall goal of this conference is to
foster scholarly presentations, networking, and exchange on the question
of which transitions media and communication and media sociology are
undergoing in contemporary society. The conference particularly welcomes
contributions that are inspired by sociological theories, critical
studies, and various strands and traditions of the critical study of
media & society.
Submission and Participation
An abstract of 200-250 words should be sent to Dr. Romina Surugiu,
University of Bucharest, at the following e-mail address:
bilbao.conference at yahoo.com
Please insert the words Bilbao in the subject. The deadline for abstract
submission is July 20th, 2012.
If you want to participate without paper presentation, then please
register via e-mail to Romina Surugiu, stating that that you want to
register and participate.
For members of ESA RN18: 35 Euros
For non-members of ESA RN18: 50 Euros
The fee will be collected from the participants at the registration in
You can become a member of ESA RN18 by joining the ESA and subscribing
to the network. The network subscription fee is only 10 Euros for a
You can become a member of ESA and of RN18 here:
Christian Fuchs, Peter Golding, George Pleios
(ESA RN18 Chair, Honorary Chair, Vice-Chair)
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