CFP: [Theory] Call For Papers

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Vicki Karaminas

Subcultural Style and Identity

Popular Culture Association

Thirty-Eighth Annual Meeting

March 19-22, 2008

Submission deadline: November 9, 2007


Subcultural Style and Identity is a significant and influential component of contemporary fashion
and dress. Information can be retrieved from the media, fashion, design, music, social, economic
and other cultural histories, as well as sexuality. Subcultural dress is ultimately associated with
the wearer's identity and lifestyle, whose attitude, hairstyle, makeup and context form a critical
part in the examination of dress.

Papers will explore the way in which subcultural style impacts mainstream mass fashion, high
fashion and the music industry, all of which have drawn inspiration and in return fed ideas back
to the street. It will examine the way in which subcultural groups appropriate items from
mainstream culture subverting its original meaning.

Papers are sought from those engaged in the fields of cultural studies, sociology, media, film,
music and fashion studies.

Please send a short biography and a 200 word abstract to Vicki Karaminas at:
Dr Vicki Karaminas
Senior Lecturer
Fashion Theory and Design Studies
School of Design
Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building
University of Technology , Sydney Australia
Peter Johnson Building
Room 620,
P.O Box 123 Broadway, 2007
Telephone: 0061 2 9514 8924
Fax: 0061 2 514 8787

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