European Sociological Association, Research Network 18 – Sociology of Communications and Media Research, invites to its conference 18-20 October 2012 at the University of the Basque Country, Bilbao. The conference programme and abstracts are available here.
Keynote talk: Prof. Peter Golding (Northumbria University, UK): “Why a Sociologist should take Communications and Media Seriously”. Abstract: In the presentation of this paper, Peter Golding will reflect on why the study of communications and media demands the insights and methods of sociology. He will present reflections on how such key sociological concerns as inequality, identity, power, and change are at the heart of the questions we should be posing in addressing the nature and role of the media as institutions and communications as a social process. The paper will also address how far changes in the technologies of media and communications alter, or should alter, our approach to generating research and insight in this field.
Participation registration is possible until 23 September 2012, via e-mail to email@example.com (name, institutional affiliation). Conference fee: regular 50 Euros (Members of ESA RN18: 35 Euros). Payment in cash at the registration desk.