Media and Identity: Between Repression and Emancipation
Media@LSE 3rd PhD symposium
Friday, June 10th, 2011 - 09h30 : 17h30
The Graham Wallas Room, fifth floor, Old Building LSE
The Department of Media and Communications organises the third PhD Symposium for research students. This year we invite Ph.D. students to rethink the relationship between media and identity.
We wish to conceptualize identity as a process of political struggle that may have both emancipatory and repressive effects. Thus, we welcome any contribution aimed at examining how symbolic production and technologies participate in the reflexive construction of the individual self as well as in the construction of boundaries of group inclusion and exclusion.
The aim of this PhD Symposium is to investigate the multiple ways in which information and communication technologies are transforming the construction of personal and collective identity. Encompassing print, electronic and digital media, it examines how technologies participate in the reflexive construction of the individual self as well as in the construction of boundaries of group inclusion and exclusion.