CFP. Liquid Modernity: Space, Place & Contemporary Drinking Cultures

Centre for the Study of Journalism, Culture and Community, Bournemouth University.

Thursday 11th-Friday 12th April 2019.

 

Call for Papers

This two-day event seeks to draw together researchers interested in exploring the intersection of drink, space and place within contemporary culture, media, society and history. Proposals for 20-minute papers are invited on any aspect of the theme from c.1970 to the present. The following is a list of indicative topics, but is by no means prescriptive or exhaustive:

 

– Drink and nation, globalisation, Brexit

– Changing character of space and place within Daytime/night-time economies

– Coastal spaces as sites of abstinence/excess

– Drink and marginalised communities

– Pubs, bars and changing spaces of leisure (inc. gentrification, urban redevelopment, growth of microbreweries/micropubs, the ‘local’)

– Regionalism, drinking ‘scenes’/localised drinking cultures, brew-tours

– Nature, rurality, and the idea of naturalness, health or wellbeing in relation to drinking

– Drinking in transient spaces, heterotopias or as part of travel

– Place in relation to production (e.g. terroir) and/or consumption

– Public vs private drinking

– Policing space and alcohol consumption

– Digital space and drinking (social media e.g. Untappd, Twitter, Facebook)

 

Abstracts of no more than 250 words should be submitted to David Alder, Sam Goodman, and Iain MacRury at liquidmodernity2019@gmail.com by 9th January 2019.

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