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Call for Papers: Panel on Commodities, Consumerism, and Advertising at ASEEES 43rd Annual Convention

An announcement from our friends at ASEEES:

CALL FOR PAPERS: Panel on Commodities, Consumerism, and Advertising for ASEEES 2011

Seeking papers for a panel exploring the development of mass consumer culture in late Imperial Russia. My own work uses tea as a case study for exploring these and other issues.

Thinking about next year’s theme of authority, we might ask questions like:
– What cultural factors, governmental bodies, or social groups influenced the acceptance (or rejection) of newly introduced substances?
– How did representatives of church, state, and various social groups interpret the use (or abuse) of substances containing, for example, caffeine, nicotine, or alcohol?
– How can the study of commodity exchange elucidate developments in Russian and East European politics, economics, and geopolitics in a given time period?
– To what extent have human beings been “commodified” in Russian/East European history?

Interested? Email me at audra.yoder@unc.edu

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Conference: Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, November 18-21

Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies

The 42nd National Convention of the Association will be held in Los Angeles, California, from Thursday, November 18, to Sunday, November 21, 2010 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites. The theme of the 2010 convention is “War and Peace”.

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