CFP: [American] Populism and the Borders of Political Representation (ASA 1/20/08; 10/16/08 - 10/19/08)

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John Funchion
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Populism has been represented paradoxically both as the quintessential
expression of liberal democracy (politics of and by the people) and as the
limit of democratic possibilities (the resort of the politically
disenfranchised functioning in liminal spaces outside of or insurgent
within the established institutions that circulate and regulate power).
This panel will explore the cultural artifacts that articulate both
individual and collective identity animating populist political movements.
 We welcome any papers that address any aspect of populism or examine the
category of "the people" in American culture. Send submissions along with
a copy of your c.v. to Tad Davies at or John Funchion at by January 20, 2008.

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