First North American Conference on the Study of Radicalism: Global Radicalisms: Beyond Left and Righ

Venue: Michigan State University

Location: East Lansing, Michigan, United States

Event Date/Time: Jan 25, 2007 End Date/Time: Jan 27, 2007
Abstract Submission Date: Nov 10, 2006
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The first North American academic conference on radicalism will take place at Michigan State University on Jan. 25-27, 2007. The aim of this conference is to explore the multiple forms of contemporary and historical radicalism in a transnational context. We welcome submissions from all relevant disciplinary or interdisciplinary approaches, including history, sociology, American and cultural studies, and political science. Paper and panel topics will be wide-ranging, and may include pacifism, violence and terrorism, religious radicalism, anarchism, environmentalist and ecological radicalism, technology and anti-technology, protest art, sexual radicalism, indigenous radicalism, anti-imperialism, "third way" political movements, corporations and radicalism, militias, right-wing movements, anti-radicalism, and related areas. Featured speakers will include Michael Barkun, author of The Culture of Conspiracy and many other titles, and Frank Furedi, author of Culture of Fear, Politics of Fear, and many other books.


Additional Information

Please send abstracts to no later than 10 November 2006. Send your one-paragraph abstract in an email, as well as in an attachment in Word with a .doc suffix, and note your institutional affiliation and position. The conference is associated with a new print journal from MSU Press: JSR: Journal for the Study of Radicalism, whose home page is Registered participants will receive a free copy of the print journal's inaugural issue (Spring, 2007).