Crossroads 2014

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The first Crossroads conference was organized in Tampere in 1996. The conference will thus be traveling back to its roots to celebrate the tenth Crossroads in Cultural Studies. Situated between two lakes, Tampere is the largest inland city in the Nordic countries. The city is easily accessible by direct flights from European cities and by train/bus from the capital Helsinki. The venue of the conference will be the Tampere Hall, recognized as the best congress centre in Finland.

To this conference, we are very pleased to have invited several keynote and plenary speakers:

Keynote 1: Elena Trubina: Arendt and the сity: conceptualizing citizens, consumers and superfluous people

Plenary 1: Urban transnationalism
Magdalena Nowicka: Comparing Convivialities – Dreams and realities of living-with-difference
Brenda S.A. Yeoh (presenter) and Shirlena Huang: Care and Cosmopolitanism in the Global City: Transnational Care Workers and the Eldercare Crisis in Singapore

Plenary 2: Crisis
Benjamin Arditi: Distributed communications, totality and contemporary insurgencies
John Clarke: Policing the Crises?

Plenary 3: Knowledge
Catalina Cortes Severino: The ruin and the understanding of the present
Laura Junka-Aikio: Can the Sámi speak now? Politics, research, and the debate on “Who is a Sámi” in Finland

Keynote 2: Wang Xiaoming: Questions Raised by Today’s China as a New kind of Capitalism

For abstracts and more information on the invited speakers please click here.

The 10th Crossroads Conference in Cultural Studies will be hosted by the School of Communication, Media and Theatre (CMT) at the University of Tampere jointly with the Society for Cultural Studies in Finland and the Association for Cultural Studies (ACS).

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