The Material Culture Caucus of the American Studies Association wishes to encourage participation in the 2013 Annual Meeting: “Beyond the Logic of Debt: Towards an Ethic of Collective Dissent,” November 21-24, 2013 at the Hilton Washington, Washington, DC. To read the conference Call for Papers please see: www.theasa.net/annual_meeting/page/submit_a_proposal/
Ideas and Abstracts due to the organizers before January 5, 2013.
Areas of interest for material culture studies related to the theme include (but are not limited to):
· Consumerism, including credit, layaway, second-hand shopping · Money, credit, mortgages, loans, and other forms of currency · Banks, banking, and the architecture and culture of financial institutions · Objects/Spaces of poverty and luxury · Occupy and other movements of dissent against debt or property · Exhibitions or representations of debt · Spaces and material culture of academic debt and employment…