CFP: Call for Papers for NEW area Subcultures at PopCAANZ (Popular Culture Association Australia and New Zealand) 2017, Wellington, New Zealand

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Call for Papers
January 28, 2017 to March 31, 2017
New Zealand
Subject Fields: 
Contemporary History, Popular Culture Studies, Sociology, Cultural History / Studies, Anthropology

Call for papers for the Subcultures panel at the Annual International PopCAANZ Conference to be held at Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand, 28 - 39 June, 2017.

Submission deadline for abstract proposal submissions: 31 March, 2017.

The Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand (PopCAANZ) is devoted to the scholarly understanding of everyday cultures. It is concerned with the study of the social practices and the cultural meanings that are produced and are circulated through the processes and practices of everyday life, as a product of consumption, an intellectual object of inquiry, and as an integral component of the dynamic forces that shape societies.

For 2017, a new area, Subcultures, is being introduced to the field of Popular Culture. Academics, professionals, cultural practitioners and those with a scholarly interest in subcultures are invited to send a 150 word abstract and 100 word bio to the area chair, Kathryn A. Hardy Bernal, at by March 31, 2017.

Examples of Fields of Interest: Subcultural Theory, Post-subcultural Theory, Subcultures and Gender Studies, Subcultures and Girls’ Studies, Subcultures and Queer Studies, Subcultures and Cultural Studies, Subcultures and Asian Studies, Fashion Subcultures, Music Subcultures, Street Fashions and Subcultures, Alternative Cultures, Youth Cultures, Counter Cultures (and more).

Examples of Subcultural Genres: Anarcho-Punk, Beatniks, Bikers, Black Metal, Bohemians, Bōsōzōku, Cosplay, Crusty Punk, Cybergoth, Cyberpunk, Emo, Ganguro, Glam, Goth, Gothic Lolita, Grunge, Hardcore Punk, Hip Hop, Hippies, Hipsters, Lolita, Metal, Mods, Mori Girls, New Romanticism, Pin-up, Psychobilly, Punk, Riot Grrrls, Rockabilly, Rockers, Rude Boys, Shironuri, Skaters, Skinheads, Steampunk, Straight Edge, Surfers, Teddies (and more).

PopCAANZ will publish double-blind peer-reviewed conference proceedings online following the conference, and presenters will be invited to submit suitable articles to The Journal of Asia-Pacific Pop Culture (Pennsylvania State University Press). For conference information and more on PopCAANZ see




Contact Info: 

Kathryn Hardy Bernal
Area Chair for Subcultures at PopCAANZ (Popular Culture Association Australia and New Zealand)

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