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Please consider attending:

*Troubled Waters:  Structural Inequalities, Structural Responses**Union for
Democratic Communications 2016 conference*Hosted by the Union for
Democratic Communications at Wayne State University,  September 29 –
October 1, 2016Deadline for submissions: May 2, 2016

As global inequality reaches staggering levels and capitalism becomes
increasingly unstable, people of color increasingly face disproportionate
impacts of environmental degradation, pauperization, and state repression.
Media and communications systems play an important role in enabling and
resisting such phenomena across the globe, from Europe’s refugee crisis, to
police violence in the U.S., to the illegal occupation of Palestine, to the
displacement of people across the Global South due to climate change.

The global phenomenon of racialized inequality has poignantly played out
 in Detroit, the site of this year’s conference. The city, once a symbol of
the United States’ industrial dominance, has been reconstructed over the
last 40 years as one of decay in the popular imaginary. From lead-tainted
drinking water to crumbling schools, southeastern Michigan has felt the
suffering that stems from the failures of the corporate state and
institutionalized racism. Unfortunately, Detroit’s experience is not
unique, but rather must be seen as part of a broader war on the
working-class and people of color under neoliberalism, facilitated by
utopian myths around digital technology and the post-industrial economy.

Though these problems are the result of varied historical and deep-seated
racial and social injustices, their continued existence is not a foregone
conclusion. This UDC conference will draw attention to the relationship
between neoliberal culture and ideology and institutional racism, both
domestically and internationally. Specifically, the conference organizers
encourage submissions that examine how systematic, institutionalized racism
shapes our physical, social, cultural, ecological, and mediated
environments; we also encourage submissions that identify promising avenues
of institutional and social transformation.

We invite abstract submissions to this year’s conference from new and
emerging scholars, graduate students, artists, activists, and media
practitioners. We welcome proposals for paper presentations, workshops,
theme panels, film screenings, artistic interventions, and other formats.
Abstracts should be between 300-500 words.  Graduate students who want to
be considered for the Brian Murphy Student Paper Award
submit a full paper along with their abstract.  All submissions are subject
to double-blind review
can be submitted at via EasyChair

*Deadline:  May 2, 2016.*

If you have questions about this process, please contact the Steering
Committee <[log in to unmask]>.



Dorothy Kidd
Professor and Chair,
Department of Media Studies
Kalmanowitz Hall (K-Hall) 157
2130 Fulton St.
University of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
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To view articles and papers go to http://usfca.academia.edu/DorothyKidd