Popular Culture Working Group

The Popular Culture Working Group aims to examine and explore the various relationships between the production, content, and consumption of popular culture from a range of perspectives that are theoretically informed and empirically grounded. The Working Group is led by the following individuals:

Chair: Tonny Krijnen (Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands) [contact]
Vice-Chair: Niall Brennan (Fairfield University, United States) [contact]
Vice-Chair: Frederik Dhaenens (Ghent University, Belgium) [contact]

Members of the Popular Culture Working Group are interested in the (academic) intersections that the study of popular culture evokes. Embracing insights from various disciplines such as cultural studies, media studies, gender and queer studies, theatre studies and so on, the Working Group engages with multifarious perspectives and the richness of popular culture as a field of study. From exploring hip hop fandom to conducting a political economic analysis of the television industry, the Working Group is interested in all facets of popular culture.

To join the Popular Culture Working Group, login to your IAMCR account and select My Sections and Working Groups from the menu. A number of IAMCR sections and working groups send notices and other information exclusively to their members. IAMCR members can join up to five sections or working groups.

Please visit our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/POCUL/


 

The IAMCR Popular Culture Working Group will run its business meeting at IAMCR 2019 in Madrid. See the meeting's agenda.
The IAMCR Political Economy Section will run elections for a newly created vice chair position during its business meeting at IAMCR 2019 in Madrid.
The International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) will hold its annual conference from 20-24 June 2018 at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon, USA.
IAMCR's Popular Culture Working Group invites proposals that reflect the section's interest. 
The International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) will hold its annual conference from 16-20 July, 2017 in Cartagena, Colombia. IAMCR's Popular Culture Working Group invites proposals that reflect the the section's interest. 
The Popular Culture Working Group of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) invites submissions of abstracts for papers and panel proposals for the 2016 IAMCR conference to be held from 27 -31 July, 2016 in Leicester, UK. The deadline to submit your abstract is midnight GMT on 15 February 2016.
The Popular Culture Working Group invites papers and panel proposal for submission for the IAMCR 2015 Conference in Montreal, Canada (12th to16th July 2015).
Conference theme: “Hegemony or Resistance? The Ambiguous Power of Communication

The Popular Culture Working group invites papers and panel proposal for submission for the 2014 IAMCR Conference in Hyderabad. The conference theme is:  REGION AS FRAME: POLITICS, PRESENCE, PRACTICE.
altThe Popular Culture Working Group invites submissions at this year’s IAMCR annual conference, to be held in Dublin, Ireland from 25-29 June 2013. The Working Group is seeking papers that explore popular representations of the conference theme Crises, 'Creative Destruction' and the Global Power and Communication Orders. A list of possible...
erythrina_caffraThe Popular Culture Working Group looks forward to the next IAMCR Conference and invites submissions (both individual proposals and collective panels) for the 2012 conference to be held at the Howard College Campus of the University of KwaZulu Natal (UKZN) in Durban, South Africa, 15-19 July.
The conference will be held under the general theme, 'South-...
istanbulThe Popular Culture Working Group of the International Association for Media and Communication Research ( IAMCR) announces its call for papers for the 2011 academic conference to be held at Kadir Has University in Istanbul, Turkey, from July 13 to 17, 2011. The general theme of the conference is 'Cities, Creativity, Connectivity...