Visual Culture Working Group
This working group focuses on cultural studies in visual media from the critical view point. Research with a cultural studies focus is proliferating in the communication field, yet it is weakly represented in international conferences. Particularly, this group emphasizes the importance of cultural studies in non-western contexts including Asia, Africa and Latin America.
Analysis of the cultural aspects of diverse regional communities including Asia, Africa, Latin America as well as Europe and North America, would contribute to diversifying the field of communication studies. A comparative study of cultural identity in a region, which maybe resisting mainstream global media flows, would be particularly supportive for visual media scholars who are searching for cultural identity in their parts of the world. The insights arising from such work may also be applied to other regions. Cultural research on visual media including film, television and multimedia would contribute to elaborating upon theories of cultural power and empirical research on identity issues in the contemporary world.
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Conference theme: "Memory, Commemoration and Communication: Looking Back, Looking Forward"
See the conference key dates and deadlines: http://iamcr.org/leicester2016/keydates
The Visual Culture Working Group invites submissions for sessions at IAMCR 2014 Conference in Hyderabad from 15th to 19th July 2014. The theme of the conference is “Region as Frame: Politics, Presence, Practice” Visual Culture Working group has been contributing to soliciting new ideas and creative views to examine problems with the world communication system particularly from the perspective of non-Western alternatives.
The Visual Culture Working group welcomes research proposals related to these themes and other topics focusing on cultural aspects of visual media. Prospective topics would be space and visual culture, visual art and creativity, interactive media and visual communication in addition to various methodological and theoretical issues on visual culture
We welcome papers related to the general theme as well as theoretical and empirical research on visual culture in national, regional, international and cultural entities.
The Emerging Theme on Visual Culture group invites submissions for the 26th Congress of the IAMCR in Stockholm, July 20-25 2008. We are particularly interested in paper proposals related to this year’s theme: Media and Global Divides.