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[xmca] MANCHESTER SOCIAL MOVEMENTS CONFERENCE March 29-31 2010 - Call for Papers

abstracts due by Monday 22nd February 2010 

>From 1995 to 2009, Manchester Metropolitan University hosted a 
series of very successful annual international conferences on 

We're very happy to announce that the Fifteenth AF&PP 
Conference will be held, between Monday 29th March and 
Wednesday 31st March 2010.

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 50 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.


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

* ideologies of collective action
* etc.
To offer a paper, please contact either of the conference 
convenors with  a brief abstract:   

EITHER Colin Barker, Dept. of Sociology   
OR Mike Tyldesley, Dept. of Politics and Philosophy   
Manchester Metropolitan University   
Geoffrey Manton Building, Rosamond Street West   
Manchester M15 6LL, England   
email: c.barker@mmu.ac.uk   
Tel: M. Tyldesley  0161 247 6718    
email: m.tyldesley@mmu.ac.uk   
Fax: 0161 247 6769 (+44 161 247 6769)   
(Wherever possible, please use email, especially as Colin 
Barker is now a retired gent. Surface mail and faxes should 
only be addressed to Mike Tyldesley)   

Those giving papers are asked to supply them in advance, for 
inclusion on a CD of the complete papers which will be available 
from the conference opening.

* Preferred method: send the paper to Colin Barker as an email 
attachment in MS Word. Any separate illustrations etc. should be 
placed at the end of the paper, in .jpg format.

* if this is impossible, post a copy of the text to Mike Tyldesley on 
a CD disk in MS Word format

* Final date for receipt of abstracts: Monday 22nd February 2010

* Final date for receipt of actual papers: Monday 15th March 2010

The conference will run from lunch-time Monday 29th March to 
lunch-time on Wednesday 31st March 2010.  

Cost, inclusive of three lunches, teas/coffees and copies of the 
Proceedings on CD, will be £130 (students and unwaged £80).     

Bed and Breakfast accommodation in student bedrooms can be 
booked through the conference organizers at nearby University of 
Manchester accommodation, at £35 per night. It is possible, in 
principle, to book these rooms on the nights immediately 
preceding and following the conference. Delegates preferring hotel 
accommodation should make their own bookings. The most 
convenient hotel is IBIS, Charles Street, Manchester M1 7DG (tel 
0161 272 5000). There is information about Manchester hotels at 
http://www.hotelscombined.com/City/Manchester.htm. We?re told 
that delegates can request a 10 per cent reduction in hotel bills if 
they visit http://www.hotelscombined.com/Education_Support, 
and we?ll be interested to gather people?s experiences with this.

Those booking accommodation in student bedrooms will need to 
pay for these two weeks in advance of the conference.

Conference participants will be invited to dine together at two 
local (and not too expensive) restaurants on the two conference 
evenings. Payment for dinners should not be made in advance, but 
directly to the restaurants on the night.   


29th March to 31st March 2010

Name __________________________________   

Address _________________________________   


__________________ postcode_________   

Tel No.	_____________________________   

Email	_____________________________   

Conference fee                     130.00      .............   
Student fee    
(post- & under-grad)              80.00      .............   
Bed and Breakfast     
Wednesday night                    35.00      .............   
Thursday night                       35.00      ............. 
	TOTAL       £ stlg                      .............   

Cheques should be made payable to "Manchester Metropolitan 

Credit or Debit Card payment (Visa and Mastercard only)   

Card Number  .........   .........  .........  .........   

Expiry Date         ...... / ......      

Three-digit security code (on back of card)  ?.

Please let us know of any dietary or other requirements.   

Please return the Booking Form by email to Colin Barker 
(c.barker@mmu.ac.uk), or by email, fax or post to Mike Tyldesley 
(m.tyldesley@mmu.ac.uk; fax +44 161 247 6769; Dept of 
Philosophy and Politics, Manchester Metropolitan University, 
Geoffrey Manton Building, Rosamond Street West, Manchester 
M15 6LL, England)

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