[URBANTH-L]CFP: Urban Space, Practices of Everyday Life, Politics

Angela Jancius acjancius at ysu.edu
Thu Dec 29 23:33:06 EST 2005

 From: Derya Ozkan <ozkn_at_mail.rochester.edu> 

CFP: Urban Space, Practices of Everyday Life, Politics 
Abstract Deadline: January 31, 2006

Crossroads 2006 
Association for Cultural Studies Conference 
Istanbul Bilgi University, Istanbul, Turkey 
July 20-23, 2006 

Call for Papers 
Panel Title: Urban Space, Practices of Everyday Life, Politics 

Panel description: This panel will explore the widely disregarded question concerning 
the indeterminate political role played by everyday life practices in the social 
production of urban space. Papers elaborating on the questions of space and 
authorship, everyday life and politics, discursive representations of programmed 
urban spaces and unprogrammed practices of everyday life, and the politics of 
everyday transgressions are welcome. The main theoretical goal of the panel is to 
register the often unregistered significance of lived experience as a critical 
concept in rethinking the social space of the city. 

Are the inhabitants of the city merely consumers of urban space? Or do they have a 
constitutive role in molding the shape of the city? To what extent are transgressive 
everyday practices acts of emancipation; to what extent are they to be regarded as 
attempts to reconciliation? What is the significance of everyday life practices with 
regard to the realms of the social, the spatial, and the political in the metropolis? 

Please e-mail abstracts (250 words), accompanied by a short bio, by January 31, 2006. 

Panel Organizer: 
Derya Ozkan 
Graduate Program in Visual and Cultural Studies 
University of Rochester 

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