Material Culture and Geography

Type: Paper
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Sponsor Groups: Landscape Specialty Group, Cultural Geography Specialty Group, Political Geography Specialty Group
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Day: 4/5/2019
Start / End Time: 3:05 PM / 4:45 PM
Room: Senate Room, Omni, West
Organizers: Sara Keough
Chairs: Sara Keough

Call for Submissions

This session seeks papers that examine any aspect of material culture in a geographic context. For the purpose of this session, material culture is defined as any tangible or artistic aspect of culture. Contributions could include, but are not limited to, papers on folk and popular culture, the visual and performing arts, consumer goods and technology, historical and present-day analyses of human imprint on the landscape, and topics in historic preservation. Regional focus is open, and papers on international topics are welcome.

Interested presenters should first register for the meeting, then submit an abstract through the AAG website, and finally, send the abstract, including AAG ID#, for consideration by October 20th (following the AAG guidelines) to:

Sara Beth Keough (sbkeough@svsu.edu)


Description

This session contains papers that examine any aspect of material culture in a geographic context. For the purpose of this session, material culture is defined as any tangible or artistic aspect of culture. Papers presented are derived from research in various national and international contexts.


Agenda

Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Elisabeth Lacsny*, University of Glasgow, ‘Scream if you want to go faster!’ – Materiality, Memory and Heritage at work in Scotland’s travelling fairgrounds. 20 3:05 PM
Presenter Heike Alberts*, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, John Cross, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Barn Quilts in Wisconsin 20 3:25 PM
Presenter Kenneth Madsen*, The Ohio State University, Up Close with the Material Culture of U.S.-Mexico Border Barriers 20 3:45 PM
Presenter Shelby Ward*, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Mapping the Culture(s) of Sri Lankan Tourism: a cosmopolitan-capitalist value of culture in tourist topographies 20 4:05 PM
Presenter Jeffrey Hamerlinck*, University of Wyoming, Claudia Baldwin, University of the Sunshine Coast, Signs of the Landscape: Art as Protest, Protest as Art 20 4:25 PM

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