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[oldboys] call for section 'terror' {AT} obn conference
Cornelia Sollfrank on Tue, 13 Nov 2001 11:58:42 +0100 (CET)


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[oldboys] call for section 'terror' {AT} obn conference


dear all,

due to the radical changes which have happend since september 11, we, the organizers of the obn-conference decided to dedicate one part of the conference to a section called:



"The borders of 'terror' -- media- and war techniques"


For this section at the old boys network's conference  'very cyberfeminist international' (December 13-16th) we are looking for speakers addressing one or more of the following questions:

- How to approach the (mass) media presentation of the events since September 11th? Is it a 'propaganda war'?
- Which strategy can be analyzed regarding the career of the word 'terror' in the western mass media ? 
- How does the meaning of 'terrorism' shift compared to the related terms of 'armed struggle for liberation' or 'war'? 
- Can 'terrorism' mean symbolic acts of purposefully applying violence of any kind or is it reserved to a questionable 'reality' of physical violence?
- Has killing and/or the destruction of material or cultural symbols become a new guarantee of 'reality' of today's western popular metaphysics? 

so far, we have invited RAWA - revolutionary association of women from afghanistan - to speak at this section.


please forward this call to anyone who might be competent and interested to come to Hamburg to attend the conference.


Call for contributions- urgent! please send your recommendations and/or proposals to <boys {AT} obn.org>


best,
cornelia


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