ne3rg, recombinacja, and rohstein: splift
nks international
rus zud


Anarcho-Punk Anthology: Call for Papers

Mike Dines is seeking contributions from the wide spectrum of musicology and social sciences for an edited text on the anarcho-punk scene of the 1980s that will reflect upon its origins, its music(s), its identity, its legacy, its membership and circulation.

Seven years ago, I was awarded my PhD for my research into the emergence of the anarcho-punk scene and, to my surprise, there are still no academic texts that fully unpack this fascinating movement and its politics. As such, I would like to put out a call for proposals in the hope that we might rectify this omission: and thus raising questions as to how we can define aesthetically, culturally, politically and ideologically the concept and meaning of the anarcho-punk scene. As such, the volume has guaranteed contributions from the likes of Andy Worthington, author of The Battle of the Beanfield and Stonehenge: Celebration and Subversion and Russell Bestley, whose co-edited book The Art of Punk is due for release. Furthermore, George McKay, Professor of Cultural Studies and Director of the Communication, Cultural & Media Studies Research Centre from the University of Salford will preface the volume. Perhaps the foremost academic in the field of alternative cultures and protest movements, George is the author of a number of books including Senseless Acts of Beauty: Cultures of Resistance since the Sixties and Glastonbury: A Very English Fair

More specifically, this volume will adopt an essentially analytical perspective so as to raise questions initially over the origins of the scene and subsequently over its form, structure and cultural significance. The work will begin with an exploration into the way in which anarcho-punk emerged from first wave punk, illuminating those aspects which anarcho-punk appropriated, as well as discarded, from its predecessor. Thereafter, this volume will raise questions over the ways in which first wave punk and anarcho-punk used the concepts and ideas surrounding the terminology and concept of ‘anarchy’. Not least, the way in which anarcho-punk moved away from using ‘anarchy’ as mere connotation and ‘shock-value’, prioritising instead a more focused political debate; a step which laid particular emphasis on personal freedom from the constraints of government legislation.

Suggestions for chapters are invited exploring any of the following themes (this list is by no means exhaustive):
• Origins and legacy
• Political Appropriation: re-defining of ‘anarchism’ within the punk scene
• Notion of local/national ‘scene’, tribes, counterculture/subculture
• Music and the Performer: creativity, authorship, identity, problems with definition, crossing musical boundaries (such as The Tofu Love Frogs, Radical Dance Faction and Blaggers ITA)
• Reception: DiY culture, activism, ‘pay-no-more’ attitude at gigs, and for vinyl and tapes.
• Lifestyle: Festival/squatting/traveller culture, vegetarianism, animal rights, ‘hunt-sabbing’, etc
• Gender, sexuality, class, ethnicity and identity
• The art of the anarcho: use of record covers and associated merchandise to convey political/social ideals, stencils, graffiti 

Other, more general, possible categories:
• The musical genres
• Associated subcultures
• Legacies
• Intellectual debates
• The media: reports, reception, gossip 

 Proposals should be 500 words maximum and should include keywords and a brief biog of the author. Submitting a proposal implies that it only contains original, non-published material and that it is not simultaneously being submitted to another publication. The deadline for submissions is 1st October 2012. A decision on inclusions will be made by 1st December 2012 and chapters will need to be finalized by1st June 2013 to allow time for final editing. Proposals should be submitted electronically to: miked71uk@yahoo.co.uk
I look forward to hearing from you!
Dr. Mike Dines


popular music and automobile culture: a one day symposium

Next Friday (22nd June, 2012)
Binks Building, University of Chester, England
9.30am-4.30pm, Room CBK 013/1
This is a free symposium. No registration is required and everyone is welcome. Please email Dr Chris Hart ( c.hart@chester.ac.uk ) if you wish to attend.
The following speakers are giving papers in two parallel streams...
Philip Tagg: Shaving, Biking and Guitar Distortion: The Rock Daredevil Trope and Rock Consumerism
Justin A. Williams: Toward a Sloanist Theory of Popular Music Production
Tim Wall and Nick Webber: Rock 'n' Roll: Cars, Convergence and Culture
Claire Evans:'It’s the Equivalent of Going Backstage at a Music Show’: Popular Music, Celebrity and Formula One
Georgina Gregory: 'She’s My Little Deuce Coupe': Freudian Transformation in the Car Songs of The Beach Boys.
Roddy Hawkins: Travelling at the Speed of Sound? Top Gear Compilations as (British) Musical Expressions of Driving
Barbara Hornberger: 'Ich will Spaß, ich geb Gas': A German Pop Song Between Fun, Society and Subversion
Phylis Johnson: Moving Sounds:  Hearing 'Route 66' on the Car Radio Then and Now
Craig Owen Jones: Driving On The A470: Cars and Roads in Welsh-language Rock and Hip-Hop Music
David Kane: The Motorcycle as a Rock Icon
Chris Lezotte: 'Born to Take the Highway': The Automobile, Women and Rock-n-Roll
Santiago Niño Morales: 'Las Chivas': Fiesta in Motion
Alice Price-Styles: 'Born To Roll’: An Examination of Jeep Culture in The Music of Masta Ace
Jon Stewart: ‘Motorpsycho Nightmare’: Bob Dylan and Car Culture
Charles E. Sykes: The Auto Assembly Line: Metaphor and Model for Motown
Tim Summers: Music in Racing Video Games

About the organisers:
Dr Chris Hart is Senior Lecturer in Advertising at Chester. He recently co-managed the largest study done to date into the economics and social impact of historic vehicles in Europe.
Dr Mark Duffett is Senior Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies at Chester. He is known as a popular music scholar whose central interests include fandom and Elvis Presley.
Dr Beate Peter is a member of the Institute for Performance Research at Manchester Metropolitan University with research interests in music psychology and popular culture. Her comparative study of techno in Detroit and Berlin is to be published in Spring 2012.


International Institute for Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis Conference 2013

Theme: Technologies and Techniques
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
August 5 - 8th, 2013
Website: http://www.regonline.ca/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=1104991Email: IIEMCA2013@uwaterloo.ca

"It has been to ethnomethodology's credit that the subjects we've studied in the fields of science and technology thought ethnomethodology was sociology."
 Wes Sharrock, in his 2011 acceptance of the American Sociological Association Lifetime Achievement Award.  
Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis have always held unique positions within the discipline of sociology especially with regard to technologies and techniques in use, whether it be Sacks and Sudnow deploying novel technological approaches to data gathering; Garfinkel, Lynch and Livingston’s seminal paper “The Work of a Discovering Science”; Anita Pomerantz, John Heritage and others’ studies of doctor-patient interaction in increasingly technologically enhanced exam rooms; the list could go on. Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis are also primarily concerned with the techniques actors utilize to accomplish the social, be it through workplace studies, studies of scientific knowledge, studies of interactional order, etc.  The fundamental question that confronts Ethnomethodologists and Conversation Analysts - “how does this interaction get done?” – has and will thus receive a variety of related answers. We invite papers from the international community of EM/CA scholars that address the issues, practices and phenomena related to Technologies and Techniques.  As is EM/CAs tradition, we cast these categories in the broadest possible conception, but are particularly interested in papers which address the themes of  
Technology in the Home, Workplace, or related settings; 
Technology’s Impact on Theory/Method; 
Technological Approaches to Data Analysis; 
Everyday Technology;  
and The Artful Techniques of Social Interaction.  
We are now welcoming proposals for panel session proposals from prospective panel organizers.  We will close proposals July 15th 2012. We will be accepting Abstracts for papers – no more than 200 words – between August 1st and September 15th, 2012.  Notification of acceptance will be made in November/December 2012. Conference Registration will open in January, 2013 – Details to Follow. Plenary speakers to be announced shortly. -- We look forward to welcoming you to Waterloo in August, 2013! --

On behalf of the local organizing committee - Peter Eglin, Kieran Bonner, Jeffrey Aguinaldo and Patrick Watson. 


Norient is proud to present the first volume of the Norient Academic Online Journal: 
Norient Academic Online Journal 
Vol. 1, 2012 
The issue includes following articles: 
Anja Brunner: “Local Cosmopolitan Bikutsi – Encountering Cameroonian Pop Music in Yaoundé and the Challenge of Similarity” - http://norient.com/academic/local-cosmopolitan-bikutsi 
Florian Carl: “Never go back” – Ghanaian Gospel Music, Born-Again Christianity, and the Nonconformity of the Ethnographer - http://norient.com/academic/ghanaian-gospel 
Alexandra Lippman and Gregory Scruggs: “From Funkification to Pacification: Re-Sounding Space For a New Rio de Janeiro” - http://norient.com/academic/rio-funk-2012 
Portia Seddon: “MP3 Blogging and the Urban Soundscape: Notes on the Ethnography of Mediated Music” - http://norient.com/academic/mp3-blogging-ethnography 
David-Emil Wickström: "Introduction" - http://norient.com/academic/introduction 
The peer-reviewed Norient Academic Online Journal is an online journal which appears once a year and focuses on the study of popular music from an ethnographic perspective. 
We would also like to remind you of the call for articles for volume 2 titled "The Future(s) of Music? – Notions of Prospective Musics in Utopian Movies and Literature". See
http://norient.com/academic/vol2/for more information. 
Deadline for abstracts (maximum 200 words) is May 31st, 2012. 
david-emil wickström, phd
norient academic online journal


listening test: audio effects and perceptual attributes

We are conducting an online listening test evaluating a classification system for audio effects based on perceptual attributes. In the test you will hear several short musical examples, before and after application of an audio effect. You are asked to choose a main perceptual attribute that has changed due to the sound transformation, and optionally secondary attributes. The test consists of audio examples each 5-10 seconds long. The decisions should be made spontaneously, so the test should not take too long (ca. 30 min.).
Your participation would be highly appreciated.
You can find the test at:

Thank you very much in advance,
Thomas Wilmering
Centre for Digital Music (C4DM)
Queen Mary University of London