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Personalised Media and Participatory Culture

Call for Proposals

The idea of digital media as an activator in politics and the civic sphere has taken hold. However, young people’s uptake and uses of new and emerging digital technologies for cultural and civic participation in the MENA region remains under-studied and under-theorised, particularly in the context of their everyday lives.

This conference aims at problematising the assumed connections between particular parts of the world, networks (both digital and real-world), participatory cultures, young people and emerging media tools. Keynotes and panels will aim at assessing and theorising the nature and extent of digital media’s articulation with artistic, civic, cultural and political participation and pinning down what exactly is new about the participatory uses and potentials of new media in particular communities and geographic spaces.

How to apply

Please send your 200–300 word abstracts along with short a 200-word biographical paragraph for individual papers relating to the conference themes to Shakuntala Banaji s.banaji@lse.ac.uk and Cristina Moreno-Almeida c.moreno-almeida@lse.ac.uk.

Abstract submission deadline is Tuesday 31 January 2017.

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