[csaa-forum] CFP Reminder: Situating research, situating practice: New voices in cultural research (Continuum Special Section)

James Michael Meese james.meese at unimelb.edu.au
Mon Aug 25 14:07:50 CST 2014

Dear colleagues,

Please be reminded that the following CFP closes on 5 September 2014. It’s open to postgraduate students and early career researchers working in and around media and cultural studies.

Details below:

Situating research, situating practice: New voices in cultural research

Special section of Continuum

As Jussi Parikka states: “Practices are in themselves theoretical excavations into the world of ‘things’, objects of (cultural) research conducted in a manner that makes the two inseparable. Practices probe, investigate, track, interrupt, intervene and question [...] Practices are theories in the very dynamic mode that makes ‘theories work’” (Parikka 2011, p.34).

This turn towards ‘practice’ has been enthusiastically taken up by cultural studies scholars, who have deployed this methodology in relation to a diverse range of fields including media, consumption and sustainability. This special section follows on from the CSAA Intermezzo Symposium ‘Doing Cultural Studies: Interrogating Practice’.

This special section offers a timely reflection on the role of practice theory in cultural studies. Using practice as a critical lens also presents an opportunity for emerging scholars to consider their own research practice and methodological orientation. It will showcase postgraduate students and early career researchers critically engaging with their own position as scholars and articulating what it means to ‘practice’ or ‘do’ cultural studies.

We are particularly interested in abstracts that engage with new methods of cultural research, new research sites, and new critical approaches. Please submit abstracts of up to 300 words to doingculturalstudies at gmail.com by 5 September 2014. If accepted, full papers will be due by 16 January 2015. The special section will be published in 2016.

Editors: Jenny Kennedy, James Meese, and Emily van der Nagel

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