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 three sections or working groups.

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


 

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...
braga_2010The Working Group for Popular Culture of the International Association for Media and Communication Research invites submissions for the IAMCR Congress in Braga, Portugal (July 18-22, 2008). The theme of the 2010 conference is 'Communication and Citizenship: Rethinking Crisis and Change'.
The Working Group provides a forum for researchers into the...
The Popular Culture Working Group of the International Association for Media and Communication Research announces its call for papers for the IAMCR Congress in Mexico City, Mexico, (July 21-24, 2009). The conference theme for the 2009 Congress is “Human Rights and Communication."
Web details for the conference are available at:...
EXTENDED DEADLINE: 15 FEBRUARY 2008!
The Popular Culture Working Group of the International Association for Media and Communication Research announces its call for papers for the IAMCR Congress in Stockholm, Sweden (July 20-25, 2008). The conference theme for the 2008 Congress is "Media and Global Divides."