[xmca] Manchester social movements conference - April 2009

From: <c.barker who-is-at mmu.ac.uk>
Date: Mon Oct 06 2008 - 05:16:17 PDT

abstracts due by Monday 2nd March 2009

>From 1995 to 2008, Manchester Metropolitan University hosted a
series of very successful annual international conferences on

We're very happy to announce that the Fourteenth AF&PP
Conference will be held, between Wednesday 15th April and Friday
17th April 2009.

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 2nd March 2009

* Final date for receipt of actual papers: Monday 23rd March 2009

The conference will run from lunch-time Wednesday 15th April to
lunch-time on Friday 17th April 2009.

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).

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.


15th April to 17th April 2009

Name __________________________________

Address _________________________________


__________________ postcode_________

Tel No. _____________________________

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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 6312; Dept of
Philosophy and Politics, Manchester Metropolitan University,
Geoffrey Manton Building, Rosamond Street West, Manchester
M15 6LL, England)

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