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[xmca] MANCHESTER SOCIAL MOVEMENTS CONFERENCE March 29-31 2010 - Call for Papers
SOCIAL MOVEMENTS CONFERENCE - CALL FOR
abstracts due by Monday 22nd February 2010
>From 1995 to 2009, Manchester Metropolitan University hosted a
series of very successful annual international conferences on
'ALTERNATIVE FUTURES and POPULAR PROTEST'.
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.
CALL FOR PAPERS
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
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
Tel: M. Tyldesley 0161 247 6718
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
CONFERENCE ARRANGEMENTS AND COSTS
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.
ALTERNATIVE FUTURES and POPULAR PROTEST XV
29th March to 31st March 2010
Tel No. _____________________________
Conference fee 130.00 .............
(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
(firstname.lastname@example.org), or by email, fax or post to Mike Tyldesley
(email@example.com; 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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