Fourth International Conference
June 29 - July 2, 2002, Tampere, Finland


Saturday 29 June

Globalisation and Identity
Akhil Gupta, Stanford University, USA:
Global Movements of Crops Since the ‘Age of Discovery’ and Changing Culinary Cultures
Ming-Bao Yue, University of Hawai'i-Manoa, USA: The Americanization of Subjectivity: A View of Globalization from Asia Pacific

Akhil Gupta is Associate Professor at the Department of Cultural and Social Anthropology, Stanford University. His teaching interests include the state in developing societies, political economy and postcolonialism, the history of globalization, environmental history and identities, nationalism, applied anthropology and the discourse of development, South Asian ethnography, history of anthropological theory, and political anthropology.
Mr. Gupta's research interests are currently focused on a project on the ethnography of the state in India and environmental history. His latest book, Postcolonial Development: Agriculture on the Making of Modern India, was published by Duke University Press in 1998. His most recent articles include: 'The Transmission of Development: Problems of Scale and Socialization' in Regional Modernities: The Cultural Politics of Development in India eds. K. Sivaramakrishnan and Arun Agrawal, forthcoming 2002; 'Spatializing States: Governmentality in Africa and India' (with James Ferguson) American Ethnologist, forthcoming 2002; 'The Homeless Self: Problems of Cultural Translation in Autobiography' (with Purnima Mankekar). Afterword in Gordon Chang, Purnima Mankekar, and Akhil Gupta eds. Caste and Outcast by Dhan Gopal Mukerji (Stanford University Press, forthcoming 2002).

Ming-Bao Yue is Associate Professor of Chinese at the University of Hawai'i/East-West Center. Her research interests focus on 20th century Chinese literature and film, Chinese diaspora, inter-Asia colonization and postcolonialism as well as trans-atlantic and trans-pacific theoretical dialogues which explore the intersections between ideology and cultural studies, feminism, psychoanalysis and post-structuralism. Her recent publications include 'On Not Looking German: Ethnicity, Diaspora, and the Politics of Vision', European Journal of Cultural Studies 2000, 3(2) and '"Am I that Name?" Women's Writing as Cultural Translation in 1920s China', Special issue of Comparative Literature, Moving Beyond Europe (Cambridge University Press, 2000).

Sunday 30 June

Quality and Questions of Value
John Hartley, Queensland University of Technology, Australia: The Value Chain of Meaning: from Cultural Studies to Creative Industries?
Anu Kantola, University of Helsinki: A Perfect Match? Tracing Meeting Points for Political Theory and Cultural Studies

John Hartley is Dean of the Creative Industries Faculty at Queensland University of Technology. He is author of A Short History of Cultural Studies (Sage, 2003); Communication, Cultural and Media Studies: The Key Concepts (Routledge, 2002); American Cultural Studies: A Reader (co-editor, Oxford, 2000); The Indigenous Public Sphere (co-author, Oxford, 2000); Uses of Television (Routledge, 1999) and other books.

Anu Kantola has worked a number of years in the Departments of Communication and Political Science at the University of Helsinki. Her research interests include globalization, political communication and, lately, political elite. She has written and co- edited books on journalism, media-analysis and globalization. Her most recent book Markkinakuri ja managerivalta / Market discipline and Managerial Power (Loki, 2002) analyses economic governance and market oriented politics.

Monday 1 July

The Domestication and Mobilisation of the Media
Shunya Yoshimi, University of Tokyo, Japan: Why is Television still so National in the Age of Trans-Nationalization? Domestication and Nationalization of Television in Post-war Japan
David Morley, Goldsmiths College, London, UK: What`s `Home` Got to Do with It? The Domestication of Technology and the Dislocation of Domesticity

Shunya Yoshimi is professor at the Institute of Socio-Information and Communication Studies, University of Tokyo. His most recent books (in Japanese) include: Dialogue with Cultural Studies (with Tasturo Hanada and others, Shinyosha, 1999); Brith of the News (with CD-ROM, with Naoyuki Kinoshita, Tokyo University Press, 1999); Cultural Studies (Iwanami Shoten, 2000); Media Studies (edited book, Serica Shobou, 2000); Perspectives to Globalization (with Kang Sang Jun, Tokyo University Press, 2001); Introduction to Cultural Studies (edited book, Koudannsha, 2001). The latest articles (in English) by Prof. Yoshimi are: 'The Cultural Politics of the Mass-mediated Emperor System in Japan' in Without Guarantees, P. Gilroy, L. Grossberg and A. McRobbie eds. (Verso, 2000); 'America in Japan / Japan in Disneyfication: The Disney Image and the Transformation of 'America' in Contemporary Japan' in Dazzeled by Disney?, J. Wasko eds. (Leicester University Press, 2001); 'Urbanization and Cultural Change in Modern Japan: The Case of Tokyo', in Cultural Studies and Japan, S. Richter ed. (Leipziger Universitatsverlag, 2001).

David Morley is Professor of Communications at Goldsmiths College, University of London. He is the author of `The Nationwide Audience` (BFI 1980); `Family Television` (Comedia 1986); `Television, Audiences and Cultural Studies` (Routledge 1992); `Spaces of Identity` (with Kevin Robins, Routledge 1995); co-editor of `Stuart Hall: Critical Dialogues in Cultural Studies` (with Kuan-Hsing Chen, Routledge, 1996); and co-editor of `British Cultural Studies` (with Kevin Robins, Oxford University Press , 2001). His most recent monograph is `Home Territories : Media, Mobility and Identity` (Routledge 2000).

Special Plenary Session: Critical Literacies and Pedagogies
Dave Hill, University College Northampton, UK: Six Theses on Class, Global Capital and Resistance by Education and Other Cultural Worker
Ilkka Tuomi, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, Spain: Learning and Creative Destruction: Melting the Networked Modernity with Electrons and Information
Yvonne Spielmann, Braunschweig School of Art, Germany: On the Matrix of Hybridisation: Challenges to the Frames of Representation and Communication of Knowledge
Handel Kashope Wright, University of Tennessee, USA: The End(s) of Critical Pedagogy

Dave Hill is also the Founder of the independent Radical Left Education Research unit, the Institute for Education Policy Studies ( and of the Hillcole Group of Radical Left Educators. He is a long-time political and labour union leader and activist and was formerly a local leader of the Anti-Nazi League. His most recent (co-)written/(co)-edited books are Schooling and Equality: Fact, Concept and Policy (1999); Red Chalk: on Schooling, Capitalism and Politics (2001); Postmodernism Against Marxism in Educational Theory (1999), New Labour; Education, Ideology and the Third Way (1999). His forthcoming book, edited with Peter Mclaren, Mike Cole and Glenn Rikowski, is Marxism Against Postmodernism in Educational Theory (2002).

Ilkka Tuomi is visiting scientist at the European Commission's Joint Research Centre, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, Seville. From 1987 to 2001 he worked at Nokia Research Center, most recently as Principal Scientist, Information Society and Knowledge Management. He has written books on hackers (1987), artificial intelligence (1989), knowledge-based organizations (1999), emerging research issues on knowledge society (2001), innovation theory and the open source model (2002), chapters in 12 books, and numerous scientific and popular articles. During 1999-2001 he was visiting scholar at University of California, Berkeley, where he worked with Manuel Castells.

Yvonne Spielmann is a Professor of Visual Media at the Braunschweig School of Art, Germany. Previously Assistant Professor of Media Studies at the University of Siegen, Germany. She received her Ph.D. from the Univeristy of Hanover (1989); and the postdoctoral degree ‘habilitation’ from the the Universtiy of Konstanz (1997). She was a postdoctoral fellow at the Getty Center, Santa Monica (1989/90) and a Visiting Scholar at the Society for the Humanities at Cornell University for the year 2000/2001. She is author of the books: "The concept of Avant-garde" (Peter Lang Press, 1991), "Intermediality. The Systems of Peter Greenaway" (Wilhelm Fink Press, 1998) and editor of "Art and politics of the avant-garde" (syndicat anonym, 1989), "Image - Media - Art", together with Gundolf Winter (Wilhelm Fink, 1999), as well as numerous articles on experiment and avant-garde; history and theory of visual media; aesthetic theory in twentieth century; media theories, intermediality and visual culture. She is currently writing a theory book on video.

Handel Kashope Wright is Associate Professor of cultural studies in education at the University of Tennessee. His research interests include the development of African cultural studies, the intersection of cultural studies and the field of education, black and African identity/identification, and social difference and/in qualitative research. He has published on a variety of issues including African cultural studies, the transition from literature studies to cultural studies, drama studies in Africa, North American curriculum theorizing, and the notion of an endarkened feminist epistemology. His forthcoming book (Peter Lang) is titled A Prescience of African Cultural Studies.