Calls for Papers - Part 18

posted by mh on 2005/12/17 12:45

[ Calls for Papers ]

Below you will find a call for papers for the panel Urban Space, Practices of Everyday Life, Politics, part of the Cultural Studies Conference "Crossroads 2006" (Bilgi University, Istanbul, July 20-23, 2006). Deadline: January 31, 2006. ---

CFP: Urban Space, Practices of Everyday Life, Politics (01/31/05;
07/20/06-07/23/06)

Crossroads 2006
Association for Cultural Studies Conference

Istanbul Bilgi University, Istanbul, Turkey

July 20-23, 2006

Call for Papers

Panel Title: Urban Space, Practices of Everyday Life, Politics

Panel description: This panel will explore the widely disregarded
question concerning the indeterminate political role played by
everyday life practices in the social production of urban space.
Papers elaborating on the questions of space and authorship, everyday
life and politics, discursive representations of programmed urban
spaces and unprogrammed practices of everyday life, and the politics
of everyday transgressions are welcome. The main theoretical goal of
the panel is to register the often unregistered significance of lived
experience as a critical concept in rethinking the social space of
the city.

Are the inhabitants of the city merely consumers of urban space? Or
do they have a constitutive role in molding the shape of the city? To
what extent are transgressive everyday practices acts of
emancipation; to what extent are they to be regarded as attempts to
reconciliation? What is the significance of everyday life practices
with regard to the realms of the social, the spatial, and the
political in the metropolis?

Please e-mail abstracts (250 words), accompanied by a short bio, by
January 31, 2006.

Panel Organizer:
Derya Ozkan
Graduate Program in Visual and Cultural Studies
University of Rochester
ozkn@mail.rochester.edu

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