5 July 2007

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS – Dangerous Consumptions Colloquium Monash University – MELB – 26th & 27th Nov 2007

The fifth annual Dangerous Consumptions colloquium will be held in Melbourne on the 26th and 27th of November 2007. The venue this year is Monash University’s City Conference Centre, located in Collins Street, Melbourne.

dcV will continue the tradition of encouraging theoretical analysis of the myriad forms of consumption available within contemporary societies. In past years, a range of theoretical perspectives have been utilised and adopted to explore and pursue explanation of consumption forms including alcohol, illicit drugs, gambling, sex, food, blood, tobacco, pleasure and celebrity magazines.

The event takes the form of a colloquium, in which all participants are able to hear and respond to all papers presented. The colloquium offers participants a unique opportunity to share ideas and understanding from across the spectrum of dangerous consumptions and a range of theoretical perspectives, in an open, relaxed and thoughtful forum.

As with all past dangerous consumption colloquia, registration costs will be kept to a minimum, and will be free of charge for postgraduate students.

The colloquium convenors are now calling for submission of abstracts outlining proposed papers. Abstracts should include the title of proposed papers, the name and email address of author(s), and if applicable any institutional affiliation. Abstracts should address any aspect of dangerous consumption utilising a socially theoretical perspective, and should be less than 250 words in length.

Abstracts should be forwarded as an attachment in Word format via email to charles.livingstone@med.monash.edu.au by 17 August 2007. Please use “dcV abstract - author name" as the subject line.

Inquiries or requests for further information can be directed to the above email address. A dcV website will be launched shortly and further details will be circulated at that time.