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BSA Theory Study Group Conference
In collaboration with the Birkbeck Institute for Social Research

Call for Papers
This conference is timed to coincide with the fortieth anniversary of May 1968. It seeks to provide a forum for reflecting back on the events of that time as well as thinking about their implications for current and future endeavours – theoretical and political. Alongside plenary events with keynote speakers and roundtables, there will also be a number of parallel paper sessions. We would welcome ideas for roundtables and papers on the following streams:
•    The Legacy of 1968: Sociological and Theoretical Considerations
•    Social Movements: Theory and Practice
•    Global Considerations
•    Feminism and Women’s Movements
•    Questioning Science and Expertise
•    Civil Rights Movements in the US
•    Empire, Decolonization, Postcolonial Others
•    Transforming Sexualities: Gay Liberation and Beyond
•    Poetry, Art, and Performance
•    Critical Theory and Protest
•    The Situationists and Subversion
•    The Rise and Fall (and Rise) of Marxism
•    Structuralism, Post-structuralism, Politics
•    Black Power and Pan-Africanism
•    Student Politics and the Politics of Education
•    The Post-68 Subject: Personhood and Self
•    Poster Presentations
•    Open stream

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS (confirmed):
•    Paul Gilroy, Anthony Giddens Professor in Social Theory, LSE, author of Ain’t No Black in the Union Jackand The Black Atlantic
•    Juliet Mitchell, Professor of Psychoanalysis and Gender Studies, University of Cambridge, author of Siblings: Sex and Violence and Mad Men and Medusas
•    William Outhwaite, Professor of Sociology, University of Newcastle, author of Social Theory and Postcommunism (with Larry Ray) and contributor to The Disobedient Generation: Social Theorists in the Sixties
•    Ken Plummer, Professor of Sociology, University of Essex, author of Inventing Intimate Citizenship and editor of Sexualities: Critical Assessments
•    Lynne Segal, Anniversary Professor of Psychology and Gender Studies, Birkbeck College, author of Making Trouble and Why Feminism? Gender, Psychology, Politics

Those interested in presenting papers or organizing sessions on the topics listed above are invited to submit proposals to the conference organizing team by September 14th, 2007. For paper presentations please submit an abstract of up to 300 words, specifying the stream you would like to be considered for, to ; if you would like to organize a panel session please email us a brief synopsis of the session together with contributors and titles of papers; for posters please email us a short outline of your ideas.

Conference Organizing Team:
Gurminder K. Bhambra (Warwick), Ipek Demir (Leicester), Helen Gregory (Exeter),
Timo Juetten (Sussex), Steve Kemp (Edinburgh), Maki Kimura (Open University),
Sasha Roseneil (Birkbeck)

We expect this conference to be very popular and request that you submit abstracts in good time.

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