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Re: [mobile-society] Call for Abstracts: Canadian Communication Association

From: Kim Sawchuk <kim.sawchuk@sympatico.ca>
Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2010 13:38:52 -0500
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CFP: Communication and Mobilities
Panel organized for the Canadian Communication Association 2011 conference (June 1-3, 2011, Fredricton, NB) 
Co-convenors: Kim Sawchuk (Concordia University) and Phillip Vannini (Royal Roads University)
We invite submissions for a CCA conference panel (or panels) that address the theme of "communications and mobilities." This panel aims to reflect on the technological and cultural processes underpinning the intersections between communication and our understanding of mobility.
Technologies of mobility deeply shape our ways of life, informing ideas, demanding new skills and practices, facilitating or impeding relationships, and restricting enabling, transforming access to crucial resources. Forms of mobility challenge us to question the separation of disciplines such as those between communication, transportation, and diasporic studies, and of concepts such as time and space, or human subjects, material objects and environmental matters.
The study of mobilities has recently begun to take on these challenges and to examine the social, political, historical, cultural, economic, geographic, communicative, and material dimensions of movement. Mobility studies concentrate on the intersecting movements of bodies, objects, capital, and signs across time-space, dissecting how practices, experiences representations, and political dynamics shape new networks and lifeworlds.
We invite submissions, theoretical, empirical, or aesthetically innovative, which focus on any of the multiple forms of mobility examined by this young and growing field including—amongst others—subjects such as: transportation; travel and tourism; migration; transnational flows of people, objects, information, and capital; mobile media poetics; social networks and meetings; spectrum and infrastructure; mobile activism; landscapes, media ecologies and environments,.
If you wish to join us, please forward your ideas (in the form of a 125-200 word abstract)  and contact information to Kim and Phillip by Jan 2 at the latest so we can submit the panel to the CCA for consideration:
Phillip Vannini : (Phillip.Vannini@RoyalRoads.ca)
Kim Sawchuk: (kim.sawchuk@sympatico.ca)
Phillip Vannini
Canada Research Chair (Innovative Learning and Public Ethnography)
Associate Professor, School of Communication and Culture
Royal Roads University
Victoria BC V9B 5Y2 CANADA
Phone: (250) 391-2600 ext. 4477
Kim Sawchuk
Professor, Communication Studies
Concordia University,
Montreal Quebec H4B 1R6
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext 2557
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