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Conference organised by the Arab Media Centre
Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI), University of Westminster

Keynote Lecture: Joseph Masaad, Columbia University, on “Sexuality and/in Islam"

Is 'subculture' a universal category that discloses itself in similar ways, regardless of differences in historical moments or cultural geographies? Or is it inextricably linked to particular historical moments and cultural specificities?

This conference will explore youth subcultures in the Arab context, relating them to specific historical, economic, cultural and political moments. Presentations will engage with theoretical and ethnographic based work dealing with, but not limited to, the following themes:

  •  Social media, subcultures and the politics of resistance
  •  Popular music/sport/cinema as subculture
  •  Sexuality, gender and the politics of representation
  •  Theorizing Arab subcultures/Rethinking Arab subcultures
  •  Contemporary Arab art and subcultures
  •  Subcultures and new forms of Arab identity

Programme and registration 

This one-day conference will take place on Friday, April 20, 2012. The fee for registration (which applies to all participants, including presenters) will be £95, with a concessionary rate of £45 for students, to cover all conference documentation, refreshments, lunch and administration costs. Registration is now open.

Please download the registration form and send to [email protected]

Download the registration form here

Download the program document here