Cultural Studies Conference

Pertti Alasuutari (sspeal@UTA.FI)
Tue, 16 Jan 1996 17:02:27 +0200

The upcoming Crossroads in Cultural Studies conference has
received an amazingly huge attention from cultural studies
people all over the world. Over 400 people from all continents
have sent their abstracts, and some 800 people have contacted
us! It is going to be a major and exciting event in
international cultural studies.

There is still room for papers in the programme, but the
deadline is nearing. The deadline for abstracts and
registration for the normal price is March 31, 1996.

If you are planning to attend the conference and want to give
a paper, just write a 100-word abstract and answer to the
questions in the enclosed reply form, and (preferably) e-mail
or mail them to the address below. When filling in the
registration form, you are asked to mark the number of the
session in which you wish to give your paper. However, if you
don't know where your paper would best fit in, just leave that
box blank. The organizers will take care of arranging the
papers in the best possible way into thematic wholes.

On behalf of the organizing committee, I heartily welcome you
to the Crossroads in Cultural Studies conference. I hope you
will enjoy the bright and warm midsummer days in Tampere.

Yours sincerely,

Pertti Alasuutari
Chair of the Organizing Committee

Organizing committee International advisory board

Pertti Alasuutari (chair) Ien Ang (Australia)
Marko Valo (secretary) Jostein Gripsrud (Norway)
Pirkkoliisa Ahponen Lawrence Grossberg (USA)
Katarina Eskola Kim Schroder (Denmark)
Pasi Falk
Marja-Liisa Honkasalo
Eeva Jokinen
Juha Koivisto
Mikko Lehtonen
Kaisu Rattya
Matti Savolainen
Annika Suoninen
Soile Veijola



Monday July 1

10:00-12:00 Plenary session: Opening of the Conference
+ Ien Ang: Cultural Studies at a Crossroad
+ Handel K. Wright: Dare we de-centre Birmingham?
Authorized and Other Cultural Studies
+ Paul Willis: Ethnographic Cultural Studies
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:15-15:00 Sessions
15:15-17:00 Sessions
17:15-19:00 Sessions
20:00 Welcoming Party

Tuesday July 2

8:15-10:00 Sessions
0:15-12:00 Plenary Session: Differences in Cultural Studies
+ Antony Easthope: Nation and Culture
+ Paul Gilroy: (Title will be announced later)
+ Eeva Jokinen & Soile Veijola: Sexing the Tourist:
Differences that Matter
12:00-13:15 Lunch
13:15-15:00 Sessions
15:15-17:00 Sessions
17:15-19:00 Sessions
20:00 The Finnish Night: barbeque, sauna, swimming...

Wednesday July 3

8:15-10:00 Sessions
10:15-12:00 Plenary Session: Social Theory in Cultural Studies
+ Lawrence Grossberg: Cultural Theory and Cultural Studies
+ George Ritzer: Both Modern and Postmodern:
Fast-Food Restaurants, Credit Cards and Other Innovations
ins the Means of Consumption
+ Bryan S. Turner: Post-war Generational Cultures:
Demography, Identity and Action
12:00-13:15 Lunch
13:15-15:00 Sessions
15:15-17:00 Sessions
17:15-19:00 Sessions
20:00 The Farewell Party

Thursday July 4

8:15-10:00 Sessions
10:15-12:00 Plenary Session: Media and Society
+ Jostein Gripsrud: Media, Society, History: Critical
Perspectives on Cultural Studies
+ Joke Hermes: Media Figures in Identity Construction
+ Sonia Livingstone: (title will be announced later)
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:15-15:00 Sessions
15:15-17:00 Business Meeting and Goodbye

1. Alienation in Family and Education
2. Anthropology and Cultural Studies: Influences and Differences
3. Body in Society
4. Constructionist Therapy and Helping
5. Construction of Identities
6. Cross/Cultural, Cross/Gender Encounters
7. Corporate Culture
8. Cultural Approaches to Education
9. Cultural Climate and Social Attitude
10. Cultural Encounters in the Mediterranean
11. Cultural Studies and Space
12. Culture and Drinking Behaviour
13. The Culture of Cities
14. Deadly Differences: Death, Suffering, and Gender between
Representation and experience
15. Diaries and Everyday Life
16. Encountering Otherness in Cultural Border Crossings
17. Ethnography and Reception: Dilemmas in Qualitative Audience
18. European Life Stories in a Comparative Perspective
19. Feminist and Cultural Approaches to Tourism
20. History and Theory of Cultural Studies
21. (Inter)Net Cultures and New Information Technology
22. Media Culture in the Everyday Life of Children and Youth
23. The Narrative Construction of Life Stories
24. Narratives of Illness
25. Narrowcast and Community Media
26. New Genders: The Decay of Heterosexuality
27. News and Cultural Studies
28. "Other" Cultural Studies
29. Politics and the Arts
30. Post-Socialism and Cultural Reorganization
31. Rethinking Integration - concepts, products and realities
32. Risk and Culture
33. Science, Technology & Culture
34. Sexed Bodies in Cultural Studies
35. Social Theory and Semiotics
36. Study of Institutional Discourse
37. (Cancelled)
38. Texts and Contexts: Literary Studies and Cultural Studies
39. Voices of the Vietnam War: experience, literature, art, and
politics in cultural contexts
40. Voluntary Associations as Cultures
41. The West and The Rest: (Re)Defining Eastern Europe
42. Wild Biology: feminist readings of science, medicine and the
43. Youth Culture
44. Advertising + Identity in City Consumer Space
45. Cultural Impacts of Post-Industrialism
46. Multiculturalism and Ethnicity
47. Numerical Methods in Knowledge Development
48. "Periphery" in the Context of European Integration: Cultural
49. Space and the Field in Cultural Studies


I would like to receive the Invitation Programme and Registration







I would like to present a paper at the session No:

Paper title:

Abstract (No more than 100 words, please type on a
separate sheet and send by e-mail or mail). The deadline for
abstracts is March 31, 1996.

Registration fee (including lunches)
+ FIM 1000 by March 31 ___
+ FIM 1500 after March 31 ___

Undergraduate students
+ FIM 600 by March 31 ___
+ FIM 800 after March 31 ___

Please complete and return to:

Crossroads in Cultural Studies
Tampere Conference Service
Takojankatu 15 B

tel: +358 31 261 2111
fax: +358 31 261 1911