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Marilyn DeLaure on Tue, 26 Apr 2011 06:30:45 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime-ann> Call for Papers--Culture Jamming Reader

Call for Chapter Proposals: _The Culture Jamming Reader_
“Culture jamming” is a dynamic concept encompassing a range of subversive communication forms, such as billboard appropriation, textual poaching, advertising parodies, media hoaxing, performance happenings, and public spectacles.  Semiotic defamiliarization is central to these acts of creative resistance at the margins: as Mark Dery puts it, culture jammers “introduce noise into the signal as it passes from transmitter to receiver, encouraging idiosyncratic, unintended interpretations.”  Theories and practices of culture jamming traverse disciplinary and geographic boundaries, and shift over time.  The Culture Jamming Reader addresses the evolution of culture jamming, debates over its definition and efficacy, and transformations that have brought culture jamming aesthetics into official, mainstream culture.  The book explores culture jamming not only as cultural negation, but also as cultural participation, a jamming with culture.
The Culture Jamming Reader is an anthology that will include some previously published work (seminal theoretical texts and manifestoes) as well as new critical case studies.  We invite proposals for original essays that engage culture jamming theories and/or practices: we are especially interested in essays on urban art and graffiti, bodily performances (e.g. flash mobs), media hoaxing (e.g. the Yes Men), internet/electronic activism and viral communication.
We welcome submissions from a range of disciplines and using a variety of methodological approaches; however, essays should be written in a style accessible to a wide audience of scholars, students, artists and activists.
Send your title, abstract (no more than 500 words) and brief bio (including previous publications) by May 20, 2011, to Marilyn DeLaure (University of San Francisco) medelaure {AT} usfca.edu and to Moritz Fink (University of Munich) moritz.fink {AT} gmail.com.

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