Conference - 'What is Cool'?

Posted on 9th March 2016

Annual Conference - What is Cool?

Wednesday 9th March 2016, Best Building CBB115

The Department of Social and Political Science is proud to announce details of it's annual conference, this year titled 'What is Cool'.

This one day event is open to University of Chester staff and students

Programme of talks:

09:00 – 09:30 Registration

09:30 – 09:40 Opening Address: Dr Alessandro Pratesi, Snr Lecturer in Sociology & Conference Module Leader

09:45 – 10:30 Dr Simone Krüger, Liverpool John Moores University The Appeal of Cool in World Popular Music: Identity, Authenticity and Branding

10:30 – 11:15 Prof Deborah Chambers, Newcastle University Promoting ‘cool’ identities: Changing representations of youth, space and mobile media

11:15 – 11:45 Morning Break

11:45 – 12:30 Prof Jim McGuigan, Loughborough University Cool Capitalism and Neoliberal Culture

12:30 – 13:15 Lunch Break

13:15 – 14:00 Prof Gianluca Sergi, University of Nottingham Anatomy of the Cool Industry

14:00 – 14:45 Dr Sian Lincoln, Liverpool John Moores University Shifting narratives of ‘cool’: Scrolling back through the Facebook Timeline

14:45 – 15:30 Dr Malcolm James, University of Sussex Diaspora as an ethnographic method: decolonial reflections on researching urban multiculture in outer East London

15:30 – 16:00 Closing Address Dr Meriel D’Artrey Head of Department University of Chester

Contact: Samuel Mercer - s.mercer@chester.ac.uk or Alessandro Pratesi a.pratesi@chester.ac.uk