Popular Culture conference in Oslo

What can we learn about social transformations from popular culture? In what ways does popular culture offer insight into the sites and mechanisms of social change? What is the relationship between pop cultural expressions and social structure, and what methodological considerations should we be particularly aware of?

In order to answer some of these questions we are happy to invite you to an international two-day conference in Oslo on 4-5 October 2012, entitled “Popular Culture and Social Transformation”.

The aim of the conference is through a variety of sessions and topics to address how popular culture is not only a mirror of society, but also a crucial element of power.

Keynote speakers: Simon Lindgren and Jason Dittmer.

The deadline for abstracts is 2 May, 2012.

The call for papers is available here:

For more information about the conference, please visit:

The conference is hosted by the interdisciplinary research program Kultrans.

Helge Jordheim
Academic Director
University of Oslo

Audun Solli
Research fellow
KULTRANS / Centre for Development and the Environment University of Oslo

Hans Erik Næss
Research fellow
KULTRANS / Department of Sociology and Human Geography University of Oslo


~ by Jason Dittmer on March 19, 2012.

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