CFP: New Age Movement in Popular Culture (11/15/07; SW/TX PCA/ACA, 2/13/08-2/16/08)

full name / name of organization: 
Marla Roberson
contact email: 
mkroberson@gmail.com

*The New Age Movement in Popular Culture*

*Abstract/Proposals by 15 November 2007*

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Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 29th Annual
Conference

Albuquerque, NM February 13-16, 2008
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 1.505.842.1234
Fax: 1.505.766.6710

http://www.h-net.org/~swpca/index.html

Panels are now forming for presentations on the New Age Movement in Popular
Culture. According to a variety of dictionary and encyclopedia, the New Age
Movement began during the 1970's and subsequently grew in the 1980's and
1990's. Characteristics of the Movement are philosophies and religious
viewpoints that emphasize that a spiritual era in which individuals and
society will be transformed is beginning. The Movement has touched a
variety of issues including healing, spiritual growth, feminism, and spawne=
d
numerous books, movies, and musical styles.

Suggested topics for papers could include but not be limited to the
following:

-Various media

          Movies =96 How the New Age Movement impacted specific movies or t=
he
change in styles of a set of movies.

          Music =96 How styles developed to include the concept of New Age
such as meditative music; how music is used in buildings to create a sense
of serenity.

          Books and journals =96Either specific books or journals or how th=
e
industry has developed to incorporate the New Age.

-Religion

          What variety of religions rose in popularity because of the New
Age?

          How has Christianity incorporated the New Age Movement?

-Medical treatments

          What medical treatments have developed in response to the New Age
Movement?

          What relaxation techniques are associated with the Movement? Has
meditation and massage increased in popularity? How is yoga used in the
daily life of the culture?

-Architecture

          How do current architecture projects incorporate the New Age
Movement and approach into building design?

          Are intentional communities a result of the New Age Movement?

-Ethics of the New Age

          Have business practices and patterns changed because of the New
Age mentality?

-Does the New Age really exist or is it a farce?

-Is the term "New Age Movement" an applicable term? Should a new term such
as Mind/Body/Spirit industry be added to the lexicon instead of the term Ne=
w
Age Movement?

-Food and Farming

          How has farming practices changed to incorporate the New Age
Movement?

          Has the New Age Movement spawned holistic and organic grocery
stores such as Whole Foods?

E-mail your abstract or proposal (up to 500 words) by 15 November 2007 to:
Marla K. Roberson
mkroberson_at_gmail.com

Library Director

Tri-County Technical College

7900 Highway 76

P.O. Box 587

Pendleton, SC 29670

<mkroberson_at_gmail.com>

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