Radical media, politics and culture.

British Conference on Popular Protest & Alternative Futures

Manchester, 2nd-4th April 2002

The eighth international conference on ALTERNATIVE FUTURES and POPULAR
PROTEST will be held at Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester,
England from Tuesday 2nd April to Thursday 4th April 2002.

This Manchester conference series has proved a small but significant
success. Reflecting the inherent cross-disciplinary nature of the issues,
previous participants (from over 40 countries) have come from such
specialisms as sociology, politics, cultural studies, social psychology,
economics, history and geography. The Manchester conferences have been
notable for discovering a fruitful and friendly meeting ground between
activism and academia.

We invite scholars to submit offers of papers relevant to the conference
themes. Papers should address such matters as:

* contemporary and historical social movements and popular protests

* social movement theory

* utopias and experiments

* ideologies of collective action

Please send a brief abstract of your proposed paper to either of the
conference convenors, not later than Friday 1st March 2002.

EITHER Colin Barker, Dept. of Sociology

OR Mike Tyldesley, Dept. of Politics and Philosophy

Manchester Metropolitan University

Geoffrey Manton Building, Rosamond Street West

Manchester M15 6LL, England

Tel: C. Barker 0161 247 3439

email: c.barker@mmu.ac.uk

Tel: M. Tyldesley 0161 247 3460

email: m.tyldesley@mmu.ac.uk

Fax: 0161 247 6321 (+44 161 247 6321)

(Wherever possible, please use email.)

One valued aspect of the conferences is that the papers are printed and
bound for use by conference participants from the opening day. This means
we ask participants to supply their papers in advance.

* Two single-spaced copies should be provided, on A4 or US Letter paper,
with one inch margins, and with a copy of the text on a DOS disk in either
MS Word format (if in doubt, please contact one of the convenors in

* Word limit 7,000 words (including notes etc.)

* Final date for receipt of abstracts: 1 March 2002

* Final date for receipt of papers: 11 March 2002

* Participants who do not supply their papers by the final date are asked to
bring 50 copies to the Conference for distribution. Advance submission is
much preferred, since the bound volumes of papers are sent to the British
Library but loose papers are excluded.

A few copies of the papers from the 1999-2001 conferences are still
available. Order from Colin Barker. Price: 25 pounds stlg per two-volume
set, post-free. Cheques to Manchester Metropolitan University.


The conference will run from lunch-time Tuesday 2nd to lunch-time Thursday
4th April 2002.

Cost, inclusive of three lunches, teas/coffees and copies of the bound
papers, will be 105 (students 65).

Bed and Breakfast accommodation will be available at nearby UMIST, either in
student bedrooms at 32 per night or in ensuite rooms at 50 per night.

Conference participants will be invited to dine together at two local (and
not too expensive) restaurants on the two conference evenings. Payment for
dinners should not be made in advance, but directly to the restaurants on
the night.


Alternative Futures and Popular Protest, 2nd-4th April 2002

Name __________________________________

Address _________________________________


__________________ postcode_________

Tel No. _____________________________

Fax No. _____________________________

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Conference fee 105.00 .............

Student fee

(post- & under-grad) 65.00 .............

Bed and Breakfast
Tuesday (standard) 32.00 .............

(ensuite) 50.00 ............

Wedneday (standard) 32.00 .............

(ensuite) 50.00 .............

TOTAL stlg .............

Cheques should be made payable to "Manchester Metropolitan University"

Credit Card payment (Visa and Mastercard only)

Card Number ......... ......... ......... .........

Expiry Date ...... / ......

Please let us know of any dietary or other requirements.

Please return the Booking Form to Colin Barker (address above)