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4th Global Conference: Fashion (September 2012: Oxford, United Kingdom)
full name / name of organization:
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
4th Global Conference
Sunday 16th September – Wednesday 19th September 2012
Call for Papers:
Fashion is a statement, a stylised form of expression, which displays and begins to define a person, a place, a class, a time, a religion, a culture, subcultures, and even a nation. This inter-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary conference seeks to explore the historical, social, economic, political, psychological and artistic phenomenon of fashion, a powerful component of contemporary culture. Fashion lies at the very heart of persons, their sense of identity and the communities in which they live. Individuals emerge as icons of beauty and style; cities are identified as centres of fashion; the business of fashion is a billions of dollar per annum global industry, employing millions of people. The project will assess the history and meanings of fashion; evaluate its expressions in politics, business, pop culture, the arts, consumer culture, and social media; determine its effect on gender, sexuality, class, race, age, nation and other sources of identity; and explore future directions and trends.
Building on the foundations of previous meetings, publications and collaborations, the conference will be structured around five main areas of focus. Each area will have the opportunity to enjoy specific as well as whole group sessions. Papers, presentations, demonstrations and workshops are invited on the following themes:
1. Understanding Fashion
2. Learning and Fashion
3. Representing and Disseminating Fashion
4. Identity and Fashion
5. The Business of Fashion
The Steering Group particularly welcomes the submission of pre-formed panel proposals. 300 word abstracts are due by Friday 3rd February 2012. If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper should be submitted by Friday 22nd June 2012. Emails containing the abstracts should be submitted simultaneously to both Organising Chairs; abstracts may be in Word, WordPerfect, or RTF formats with the following information and in this order:
a) author(s), b) affiliation, c) email address, d) title of abstract, e) body of abstract, f) up to 10 keywords
Please Note: In this email please attach TWO versions of your abstract as follows:
1) One with title and body of abstract only (no identification of the author—this version will be for our blind peer review process).
Please use plain text (Times Roman 12) and abstain from using footnotes and any special formatting, characters or emphasis (such as bold, italics or underline). Please note that a Book of Abstracts is planned for the end of the year. All accepted abstracts will be included in this publication. We acknowledge receipt and answer to all paper proposals submitted. If you do not receive a reply from us in a week you should assume we did not receive your proposal; it might be lost in cyberspace! We suggest, then, to look for an alternative electronic route or resend.
Jacque Lynn Foltyn
Dr Rob Fisher
The conference is part of the Critical Issues series of research projects. The aim of the conference is to bring together people from different areas and interests to share ideas and explore various discussions which are innovative and exciting. All papers accepted for and presented at this conference are eligible for publication in an ISBN eBook. Selected papers may be invited to go forward for development into a themed ISBN hard copy volume.
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Please note: Inter-Disciplinary.Net is a not-for-profit network and are not in a position to be able to assist with conference travel or subsistence.