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[ecrea] CfS - LSE Media and Communications PhD Symposium 2015 'Struggle and Resistance in Media and Communications'

Thu Apr 02 01:49:57 GMT 2015

*LSE ​Media and Communications PhD Symposium 2015*

*Struggle and Resistance in Media and Communications: Structure versus

*Date:* Friday 19 June 2015, 09:00–18:00

*Extended deadline for abstracts:* Friday 10 April 2015

Struggle and resistance against established and emerging hierarchies and
hegemonies constitute one of the central themes in contemporary media
and communications research. On one hand, struggle and resistance
broadly constitute newsworthy content in the framework of media
production practices. On the other, media are themselves used as tools
of protest and participation by individuals, groups, and movements
actively engaged in modes of struggle and resistance against power in
various manifestations. Further, media as discursive and material social
forms have long been subject to diverse challenges and contestations in
their own right.

Explorations of this power/resistance dialectic are often considered
analytically by drawing upon the opposition or dualism of structure and
agency. To what extent do structure and agency serve as a useful
heuristic for considering the sorts of questions posed by current
scholarship in media and communications?

​This symposium seeks to provide a forum for PhD students to engage with
questions of struggle and resistance, or structure and agency, as they
pertain to the media and communications landscape. We invite PhD
students to explore these issues as they relate to the following topics:

▫   News, journalism and political communication

▫   Media technologies, big data and surveillance

▫   Communications labour and forms of work

▫   Agency, resistance and forms of protest

▫   Media regulation, institutions and globalization

▫   Media, ICTs and development

▫   Research approaches in media and communications

*Submissions* can be works in progress, provocative ideas or engaging
questions as well as completed research *in the form of papers, posters
or photograph displays*.

The symposium is particularly geared towards PhD students in the early
stages of their research. The emphasis will be on thoughtful discussion
with fellow PhD students, along with feedback from leading academics
from the Department. This year’s keynote speech will be given by Dr Bart


*For any submission, please send an abstract with title (150–200 words)
to: **( /at/*
<mailto:( /at/>***by Friday 10 April. Please
include your name, university, department, year of study, email address,
and category of your submission (paper, poster, or photograph display).*

Those invited to present will be notified in the third​ week of April.

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