Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Conference: ALTERNATIVE FUTURES and POPULAR PROTEST

12th International Conference
Manchester Metropolitan University
2-4 April 2007


From 1995 to 2006, Manchester Metropolitan University hosted a series of very successful annual international conferences on 'ALTERNATIVE FUTURES and POPULAR PROTEST'.

We're very happy to announce that the Twelfth AF&PP Conference will be held, between Monday 2nd April and Wednesday 4th April 2007.

The Conference rubric remains as in previous years. The aim is to explore the dynamics of popular movements, along with the ideas which animate their activists and supporters and which contribute to shaping their fate.

Reflecting the inherent cross-disciplinary nature of the issues, previous participants (from over 40 countries) have come from such specialisms as sociology, politics, cultural studies, social psychology, economics, history and geography. The Manchester conferences have also been notable for discovering a fruitful and friendly meeting ground between activism and academia.

CALL FOR PAPERS
We invite offers of papers relevant to the conference themes. Papers should address such matters as:
* contemporary and historical social movements and popular protests
* social movement theory
* utopias and experiments
* ideologies of collective action


Those giving papers are asked to supply them in advance, for inclusion in the bound volumes of papers which will be available from the conference opening.

Participants who do not supply their papers by the final date are asked to bring 50 copies to the Conference for distribution. Advance submission is much preferred, since the bound volumes of papers are sent to the British Library but loose papers are excluded.

To offer a paper, please send a brief abstract to:
Mike Tyldesley, Dept. of Politics and Philosophy
Manchester Metropolitan University, Geoffrey Manton Building, Rosamond Street West Manchester M15 6LL, England
Email: m.tyldesley@mmu.ac.uk
Tel:0161 247 3438
Fax: 0161 247 6312 (+44 161 247 6312)

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