Popular Culture Working Group

The Popular Culture Working Group aims to examine and explore the various relationships between the production, content, and consumption of popular culture from a range of perspectives that are theoretically informed and empirically grounded. The Working Group is led by the following individuals:

Chair: Tonny Krijnen (Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands) [contact]
Vice-Chair: Yongliang Gao (Communication University of China) [contact]
Vice-Chair: Florian Vanlee (Ghent University, Belgium) [contact]

See the list of all current members of the Popular Culture Working Group

Members of the Popular Culture Working Group are interested in the (academic) intersections that the study of popular culture evokes. Embracing insights from various disciplines such as cultural studies, media studies, gender and queer studies, theatre studies and so on, the Working Group engages with multifarious perspectives and the richness of popular culture as a field of study. From exploring hip hop fandom to conducting a political economic analysis of the television industry, the Working Group is interested in all facets of popular culture.

To join the Popular Culture Working Group, login to your IAMCR account and select My Sections and Working Groups from the menu. A number of IAMCR sections and working groups send notices and other information exclusively to their members. IAMCR members can join up to three sections or working groups.

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IAMCR 2013 – Popular Culture Working Group - Call for Papers

altThe Popular Culture Working Group invites submissions at this year’s IAMCR annual conference, to be held in Dublin, Ireland from 25-29 June 2013. The Working Group is seeking papers that explore popular representations of the conference theme Crises, 'Creative Destruction' and the Global Power and Communication Orders. A list of possible topics have been suggested by conference organizers and can be found in the general call on the IAMCR website http://iamcr.org/cfp.

IAMCR 2012 - Popular Culture Working Group Call for Papers

erythrina_caffraThe Popular Culture Working Group looks forward to the next IAMCR Conference and invites submissions (both individual proposals and collective panels) for the 2012 conference to be held at the Howard College Campus of the University of KwaZulu Natal (UKZN) in Durban, South Africa, 15-19 July.

The conference will be held under the general theme, 'South-North Conversations'. The theme reflects the asymmetry of global communication flows, but without implying the negatives that usually accompany discussions of the 'digital divide'. The theme also calls for balanced and empowering narratives that do not regard those in ‘the South’ as victims primarily in need of handouts from the more affluent. The general conference theme is therefore highly relevant for the working group which concerns itself with the intersections between cultural practices, collective representations and the inscription of social inequalities.

Braga 2010 - Popular Culture Working Group Call for Papers

braga_2010The Working Group for Popular Culture of the International Association for Media and Communication Research invites submissions for the IAMCR Congress in Braga, Portugal (July 18-22, 2008). The theme of the 2010 conference is 'Communication and Citizenship: Rethinking Crisis and Change'.

The Working Group provides a forum for researchers into the manifold relationships between popular cultural practices and the media. Working from a broadly conceived production of culture perspective, the analytical focus of the working group is on the ways in which the symbolic elements of culture are shaped by the systems within which they are created, distributed, evaluated, taught, and preserved. (Peterson).

Mexico 2009 - Popular Culture Working Group Call for Papers

The Popular Culture Working Group of the International Association for Media and Communication Research announces its call for papers for the IAMCR Congress in Mexico City, Mexico, (July 21-24, 2009). The conference theme for the 2009 Congress is “Human Rights and Communication."

Web details for the conference are available at: http://www.iamcr2009mexico.unam.mx/english/welcome.html


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