Doug Henwood | 1 Oct 20:50 2011
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new radio product

BEHIND THE NEWS with Doug Henwood

"Best Music on an Economics & Politics Radio Show"
Village Voice Best of NYC 2005

Freshly posted to my radio archive:

October 1, 2011 Corey Robin, political scientist at Brooklyn College and author of The Reactionary Mind,
on how the right thinks

it joins:
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September 24, 2011 I visit the Occupy Wall Street demos (my report in words and pictures is here) • Rohit
Malpani, Oxfam advisor, on land grabs (see herefor report) • Steve Keen, author of Debunking
Economics, debunks economics

September 17, 2011 DH on the income, poverty, and health insurance numbers • Margaret Flowers of PNHP on
the health insurance mess and the state of single-payer • Maria Armoudian, author of Kill the
Messenger, on the media and its relation to armed chaos

September 10, 2011 Mike Lofgren, former Congressional staffer author of this spirited farewell to his
long-time party, describes the furious insanity of the GOP • Jonathan Kay, author of Among the
Truthers, andKathy Olmsted, UC–Davis prof and author of Real Enemies: Conspiracy Theories and
American Democracy, on conspiriacism, esp the 9/11 kind

September 3, 2011 David Cay Johnston on how corps and the megarich get away with paying almost no taxes (his
Reuters column on GE is here) • Adolph Reed on the Dems, the inflated threat of the Tea Party, and the
diminishing usefulness of race as a political category

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D. Travers Scott | 1 Oct 22:01 2011
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CFP: Historiography as Intervention ICA preconference

(apologies for cross-posting...)

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D. Travers Scott, PhD
Assistant Professor of Communication Studies
Clemson University

— CALL FOR PAPERS —
Historiography as Intervention: Communicating Across Geographies, Communities & Divides 
ICA Preconference Sponsored by the Communication History Interest Group: Phoenix, May 23, 2012

Writing history is far from neutral. Recovering undocumented stories can reassess different groups’
actions and contributions. Counterhistories can denaturalize the present and challenge ideologies.
The past provides tools, warnings, solutions and mistakes. Historiography can engage in contemporary
struggles and change the way we see the world and its possibilities. This ICA preconference convenes
communication scholars pursuing historiographic work and historians addressing communication-
related areas. Some topics may be established and vibrant areas of historic inquiry; others may be
neglected areas needing appraisal. Panels will address historic issues in communication scholarship,
such as evolving theories and philosophies, and also stage engagements between related fields, such as
medical historians and health communication scholars or political communication scholars and social-
movement historians. The preconference will also feature invited speakers from both fields.
Throughout, international and intercultural representation will afford insights from comparative
histories of relevant topics, such as media policies or strategic interventions. Ultimately, this
preconference aims to instigate intersections and encounters that can provoke collaborative
interventions with issues facing our discipline, schools, communities, and countries.

Submitted papers should present historiographic methods and/or historic data, theories or subject
matter within a framework of social intervention by providing tools, offering insight or communicating
information. Work should be from or of interest to historians and communication scholars. Innovative
proposals for transdisciplinary, multimodal or media-based presentations (e.g., interactive
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Adriana de Souza e Silva | 2 Oct 20:25 2011

CFP ICA Mobile Communication pre-conference 2012

***Apologies for cross-postings***

Mobile Communication, Community and Locative Media Practices: From the Everyday to the Revolutionary

2012 International Communication Association (ICA) Pre-conference Workshop
May 23 – 24, 2012, Phoenix AZ, USA

Conference website: http://sociomobile.org/mobile2012/

Keynote Speaker: Mimi Sheller (Drexel University, USA)

Mobile and location-based networked interactions permeate our world. We no longer enter the
Internet--we carry it with us. We experience it while moving through physical spaces. Smart phones, GPS
receivers, and RFID tags are only a few examples of location-aware mobile technologies that mediate our
interaction with networked spaces and the people in them. Increasingly, our physical location
determines the types of information with which we interact, and the people and things we find around us.
These new kinds of networked interactions manifest in everyday social practices that are supported by
the use of mobile technologies, such as participation in location-based mobile games and social
networks, engagement with location-based services, development of mobile annotation projects, and
social mapping, just to name a few. The engagement with these practices has important implications for
identity construction, our sense of privacy, our notions of place and space, civic and political
participation, building community, policy making, as well as cultural production and consumption in
everyday life.

This preconference will provide a venue for innovative scholars from around the world who are doing
research in exploring how we experience our locally-rooted mobile networked interactions and mobile
communication’s impact on community. It will give them a chance to gather and discuss the challenges
that this shift in the use of both mobile phones and the Internet poses not only for the users but for those
doing research on mobile communication. We welcome abstracts that will focus on the following areas:
§  Mobile communication and location awareness in everyday life practices;
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stephen monteiro | 3 Oct 01:32 2011
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CFP: Digital Legacies of the Avant-Garde Conference (Paris, 14 April 2012)

Digital Legacies of the
Avant-Garde

The American University of Paris, 14 April 2012 
 
In what
ways has the formation, development and critique of today’s digital environments
been shaped by the concepts and practices of the avant-garde? This
international conference held at The American University of Paris considers the
question by exploring the potential avant-garde and modernist genealogies of
contemporary digital culture. 
 
Topics may include:
 
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historical relationships between the avant-garde, mass media and networked
digital media
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Internet art and hacker culture 
-- analog
and digital networking
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authenticity, appropriation and intertextuality
-- medium
specificity and intermedia
-- systems
structures
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collectives, subcultures and transnational movements
-- conformity
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Jason Lee | 3 Oct 15:10 2011

Extremism, Nationalism and Transgression - final call

 
Extremism, Nationalism and Transgression (Gylphi) – call for chapters Eds. Jason Lee and Andrew
Wilson, University of Derby. 
We invite proposals for a collection of original interdisciplinary essays – Extremism, Nationalism
and Transgression to be published in Gylphi’s Transgressive Culture series. http://www.gylphi.co.uk/transgressive/index.php
As events in Norway demonstrated, there remains in Europe a violent undercurrent of extremist belief.
This belief exists in a milieu which has become characterised by violent neo-fascist nationalist
rhetoric and an increased propensity for transnational discourse. The internet has shifted
neo-fascist cells from local, parochial operations, to an international platform. Breivik’s
manifesto has rapidly become a resource and inspiration to other, disparate, individuals who would
otherwise have remained isolated. In this context the neo-fascist Wotanism of former Brüder Schweigen
David Lane can commingle with the Christian nationalism of Breivik, whilst pro-Aryan groups in
Australia can exchange intelligence and strategies with esoteric neo-fascists in the United Kingdom.
At once repelled by globalised culture(s), the far right has, nonetheless, prospered on the back of the
technology that facilitates an increased globalism. Where fascism may once have
 been seen as an abreaction to modernity, neo-fascism can be read as a postmodern extremism: globalised,
inchoate, and immersed in incompatible narratives of arguable irrationality. 
 
The aim of this volume is to explore the cultural milieu inhabited by extremist groups and individuals,
particularly with reference to their relationship with transgressive cultures and stigmatized
knowledge. Potential themes and topics include, but are not limited to: ·         
 
The appropriation of religious beliefs by extremists ·         
The evolving understanding of ‘the nation’ in a global mediasphere ·        
Subcultural expressions of extremist belief ·         
Extremist readings of mainstream popular culture ·         
Transgressive cultures relationship with extremism 
 
Whilst contributions which draw upon historical evidence are welcome, proposals with a focus on recent
phenomena and texts will be preferred. Prospective contributors should submit a 500 word proposal with
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Gilbert B. Rodman | 3 Oct 15:38 2011
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Call for Hosts: Crossroads in Cultural Studies 2014

Crossroads in Cultural Studies - CALL FOR HOSTS: 2014

For Immediate Release

The Association for Cultural Studies (ACS) seeks proposals from 
individuals and institutions interested in hosting the biennial 
“Crossroads in Cultural Studies” conference in 2014. Founded in 2002, 
the Association for Cultural Studies (ACS) aims at forming and promoting 
an effective worldwide community of cultural studies. It is intended as 
a tool for building strong interdisciplinary and transnational 
connections by offering meaningful meeting places for the great 
diversity of committed scholars in this field. The ACS helps establish, 
maintain and strengthen contacts between cultural studies scholars and 
workers across different disciplines and within as well as between the 
different countries and regions of the world, by spreading information 
and encouraging collaborative work, facilitating the creation and 
linking of local, national and regional cultural studies groups.

The most important event ACS organizes to achieve these objectives is 
the Crossroads in Cultural Studies Conferences, which were started in 
1996 in Tampere, Finland. Although cultural studies was becoming 
increasingly international and multi-centered – or rather centerless 
because of its virtual nature – cultural studies people had scarce 
opportunities to see each other, to exchange ideas and to socialize. The 
Crossroads in Cultural Studies Conferences were designed to fill this 
gap in the cultural studies community. The Crossroads in Cultural 
Studies Conferences are not organized around specific themes. Subthemes 
inform plenary and spotlight sessions as well as individual panels.

The 2012 Crossroads conference will be held in Paris, France. Previous 
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Darcey West Morris | 3 Oct 17:47 2011
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In Media Res - Public Broadcasting

This week’s In Media Res theme is Public Broadcasting (October 3-7).

Here's the line-up:
http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.org/imr/

Monday October 3, 2011 –  Laurie Ouellette (University of Minnesota) presents: The Great American Dream Machine

Tuesday October 4, 2011 – Allison Perlman (University of California-Irvine) presents: Blacking Out
Black Journal: Race, Resistance, and the Politics of Public Broadcasting

Wednesday October 5, 2011 –  Josh Shepperd (University of Wisconsin-Madison) presents: Exploring
‘Educational Entertainment’: ‘On (the) Ontogeny of Orange Oscar’

Thursday October 6, 2011 – Jim Burress (WABE-FM) presents: "Where’s the Human Voice?" It’s on
Public Radio

Friday October 7, 2011 –  Kyle Conway (University of North Dakota) presents: Global National Public
Television and Canada’s Little Mosque on the Prairie

Theme week organized by Karen Petruska (Georgia State University).

To receive links for each day’s posts and see our latest calls for curators, please be sure “like” our
newly launched Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/mediacommons.inmediares

You can also follow us on Twitter at  <at> MC_IMR

For more information, please contact In Media Res at
inmediares.gsu <at> gmail.com<mailto:inmediares.gsu <at> gmail.com> or email the Coordinating Editor,
Alisa Perren, at aperren <at> gsu.edu<mailto:aperren <at> gsu.edu>.
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Katie Morrissey | 3 Oct 18:57 2011
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Readings on Mike Nichols' Working Girl

Hello Everyone,

Do any of you have recommendations for readings that discuss Working Girl? (The Mike Nichols' film, not the
Lizzie Borden one.) I've been hunting around, but I'm finding surprisingly little written on it. 

I'm also looking for articles that might address the film in a more general way-- portrayals of working
women in the 1980s, women as secretaries, etc. 

Thanks for the help!

- Katie

Katie Morrissey
Film Studies Instructor
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
Curtin Hall, Room 483
morriss9 <at> uwm.edu

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Emily Ryalls | 3 Oct 19:10 2011

Re: Readings on Mike Nichols' Working Girl

Hi Katie - Here's one I like:

Winn, J. E. (2000). Moralizing upward mobility: Investigating the myth of
class mobility in *Working Girl*. *Southern Communication Journal, 66*(1),
40-51.
Emily

On Mon, Oct 3, 2011 at 12:57 PM, Katie Morrissey <morriss9 <at> uwm.edu> wrote:

> Hello Everyone,
>
> Do any of you have recommendations for readings that discuss Working Girl?
> (The Mike Nichols' film, not the Lizzie Borden one.) I've been hunting
> around, but I'm finding surprisingly little written on it.
>
> I'm also looking for articles that might address the film in a more general
> way-- portrayals of working women in the 1980s, women as secretaries, etc.
>
> Thanks for the help!
>
> - Katie
>
> Katie Morrissey
> Film Studies Instructor
> University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
> Curtin Hall, Room 483
> morriss9 <at> uwm.edu
>
>
> _______________________________________________
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ghusting@gmail.com | 3 Oct 22:09 2011
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Re: Readings on Mike Nichols' Working Girl

Here's an old one:

"Up By Her Garter Straps: Deconstructing *Working Girl*."
Studies in Symbolic Interaction 15:1626

On Mon, Oct 3, 2011 at 10:57 AM, Katie Morrissey <morriss9 <at> uwm.edu> wrote:

> Hello Everyone,
>
> Do any of you have recommendations for readings that discuss Working Girl?
> (The Mike Nichols' film, not the Lizzie Borden one.) I've been hunting
> around, but I'm finding surprisingly little written on it.
>
> I'm also looking for articles that might address the film in a more general
> way-- portrayals of working women in the 1980s, women as secretaries, etc.
>
> Thanks for the help!
>
> - Katie
>
> Katie Morrissey
> Film Studies Instructor
> University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
> Curtin Hall, Room 483
> morriss9 <at> uwm.edu
>
>
> _______________________________________________
> CULTSTUD-L mailing list: CULTSTUD-L <at> lists.comm.umn.edu
> http://lists.comm.umn.edu/mailman/listinfo/cultstud-l
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