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CfP: Contemporary Political Youth Culture and Communication

Call for Papers
Contemporary Political Youth Culture and Communication
A two-day Symposium
University of York, UK.
18-20 July 2016.

Deadline for abstracts: Monday 14th March 2016

Marking the launch of the Centre for Political Youth Culture and Communication (CPAC) this two-day international symposium explores the socio-cultural factors influencing the civic engagement of young people and its means of communicative expression. Young networking citizens in many parts of the world today play a crucial role in shaping the future prospects for democratic societies. The styles, nature and means of their political engagement is therefore of increasing importance to policy-makers and academics alike. This event is focused upon the communicative, emotional, embodied, and aesthetical modes of youth citizenship. It examines the social construction of the political identities of young people within the context of widening social inequality, climate change, reflexive individualism and a networked social media ecology.  We welcome papers drawing upon research and theory that address questions of contemporary political youth culture including, but not limited to, su
ch topics as:

Citizenship norms, Political talk, Social networking
Precarious employment, Celebrity politics, Personalisation
Identity politics, Social movement protest, Community politics
Political socialisation, Civic education, Political education
Transnational politics, Populist parties, Youth campaigns
Migration politics, electoral engagement

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Henrik Bang, University of Copenhagen and Canberra University
Prof. Lance Bennett, University of Washington
Prof. Donatella della Porta, European University Institute, Florenze

Conference organisers:
Brian D. Loader, University of York,
Nathan Manning, University of York,
Nisha Kapoor, University of York,

Please submit title, abstract and brief biog for consideration to by Monday 14th March 2016.  Notification of decision: Monday 21st March, 2016.

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