CFP: Images and Community: Methodological Issues (Finland) (no deadline noted; Media and Money, 2/3/06-2/4/06)

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Call for Papers for the Panel
Images and Communities - Methodological Issues and Empirical Analysis of
Mediated Societies
At the Conference Media and Money, Helsinki 3-4 February 2005.

In this panel we want to provide a forum for a discussion of the methodological
issues involved in empirical analysis of the linkage between images and
community. We are not particularly interested in the image as an artefact, but
rather in the image as a social relationship. The focus is on the role of
mediated images and their alleged capacity to constitute communities of viewers
in times when the conditions of late modernity undermine more conventional forms
of bonding. The panel invites systematic reflection on methodological and
conceptual issues. Proposals from non mainstream and non established
perspectives are especially encouraged

Topics include, but are not limited to:
Concept development and the nature of evidence
Narrative epistemology
Communities in media age
Mapping who is doing what, where and how in research
Empirical research and post modern epistemologies: mission impossible?
The society of spectacle, global capitalism and information & communication
>From the stone to the screen: notes for a short history in the uses of public

Submissions are considered for three types of presentations. Regular
presentations – paper of 7000-8000 words, 20 minutes presentation Round table
presentations – position paper of 1000 words, 5-10 minutes Presentation "in
absence" – regular paper not exceeding 7000-8000 words sent for circulation
among participants. Authors will receive feedback after the conference. All the
accepted papers will be considered for publication.

Abstracts should be sent to: Matteo Stocchetti at or
Johanna Sumiala-Seppänen at by 1st
December, and a copy to

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