Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Contemporary Political Youth Culture and Communication Conference (CPAC) REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

A two-day Symposium
University of York, UK
18-19 July 2016

Marking the launch of the Centre for Political Youth Culture and Communication (CPAC) this two-day international symposium explores the socio-cultural factors influencing the civic engagement of young people and its means of communicative expression. Young networking citizens in many parts of the world today play a crucial role in shaping the future prospects for democratic societies. The styles, nature and means of their political engagement is therefore of increasing importance to policy-makers and academics alike. This event is focused upon the communicative, emotional, embodied, and aesthetical modes of youth citizenship. It examines the social construction of the political identities of young people within the context of widening social inequality, climate change, reflexive individualism and a networked social media ecology.  

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Henrik Bang, University of Copenhagen and Canberra University
Prof. Lance Bennett, University of Washington
Prof. Donatella della Porta, Scuola Normale Superiore, Florenze

Conference organisers:

Brian D. Loader, University of York,
Nathan Manning, University of York,
Nisha Kapoor, University of York,

Admin: Sarah Shrive-Morrison,

Conference website
Registration Now OPEN

Key Dates
Please submit title, abstract and brief biography for consideration to
by Monday 7 March 2016
Notification of decision Monday 14 March 2016

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