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ESRC Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change

Conference - The Wire as Social Science Fiction?
26-27 November 2009, Leeds Town Hall

Programme

Thursday 26 November 2009

Thursday 26 November - 10.00-11.30

Welcome & Plenary Session 1
Albert Room
Moderator: Roger Burrows (University of York)

‘It ain't about right, it's about money’

Peter Moskos (John Jay College of Criminal Justice/City University of New York)

 

Thursday 26 November - 11.30-11.45

Tea/Coffee Break- served in the breakout area

Thursday 26 November - 11.45-12.45

Session 101 - Other Voices from Maryland
Albert Room
Moderator: Roger Burrows (University of York)
Papers:

Session 102 -  The Wire as Televisual Experience

Moderator: Bev Skeggs (Goldsmiths, University of London)
Kramer Room
Paper:

Session 103 - Surveillance, Technology and The Wire
Moderator: Rowland Atkinson (University of York)
Grimshaw Room      
Papers:

Thursday 26 November - 12.45-13.45

Lunch


Thursday 26 November - 13.45-15.15

Session 201 - Omar: Ethics, Power and Performativity
Albert Room
Moderator: Emma Uprichard (University of York)
Papers:

Session 202 -  Authenticity, Truth and Myth
Moderator: Dominic Williams (University of Reading)
Kramer Room
Papers:

Session 203 - The Wire as Social Science Fiction I
Moderator: Mike Savage (CRESC, University of Manchester)
Papers:

Thursday 26 November - 15.15-15.45

Tea/Coffee Break- served in the breakout area


Thursday 26 November - 15.45-17.15

Session 301 -  Childhood, Youth and Education
Kramer Room
Moderator: Nicholas Pleace (University of York)
Papers:


Session 302 - Policing Re-Wired?
Grimshaw Room
Moderator: Peter Moskos (John Jay College of Criminal Justice/City University of New York)
Papers:

Session 303 -  The Wire as Social Science Fiction II
Moderator: Roger Burrows (University of York)
Albert Room
Papers:


Thursday 26 November - 17.15-17.30

Tea/ Coffee break

 

Thursday 26 November - 17.30-19.00

Session 401 -  Politics and The Wire
Kramer Room
Moderator: Anthony Bryant (Leeds Metropolitan University)
Papers:

Session 402 -  The Wire as Social Science Fiction III
Albert Room
Moderator: Ruth Penfold-Mounce (University of York)
Papers:

Session 403 - Ethics of the Real
Grimshaw Room
Moderator: Roger Burrows (University of York)
Papers:

Thursday 26 November - 19.15

Drinks reception- Leeds City Museum

 

Friday 27 November

Friday 27 November-09.30- 10.30

Plenary Session 2
Albert Room
Moderator: Mike Savage, CRESC, University of Manchester

The Wire: Where Do Bunnys Come From? From Hamsterdam to Hubris
Anthony Bryant (Leeds Metropolitan University) & Griselda Pollock (University of Leeds)

 

Friday 27 November-10.30- 11.00

Tea/Coffee break- served in the breakout area

 

Friday 27 November-11.00- 12.30

Session 501 - Gender (In)Authenticities
Moderator: Bev Skeggs (Goldsmiths, University of London)
Kramer Room
Papers:

Session 502 – Watching The Wire I
Panel Discussion - 'True Citizens of the City': Watching The Wire Communally, Affectively, Repeatedly
Albert Room
Moderator:  Roger Burrows (University of York)

Friday 27 November-12.30- 13.30

Lunch

 

Friday 27 November-13.30- 15.00

Session 601 - On Acoustics
Albert Room
Moderator: Rowland Atkinson (University of York)
Papers:

Session 602 -  Watching The Wire II
Kramer Room
Moderator: Emma Uprichard (University of York)
Papers:

Session 603 - Narratives and Representations
Grimshaw Room
Moderator: Nick Gane (University of York)
Papers:

                    

Friday 27 November-15.00- 16.00

Albert Hall

Final Open Discussions and Close

 

Abstracts of all papers

All the paper abstracts and abstracts for pre-organised sessions are listed in chronological order in the following documents which are available to download as a Word file.

Paper abstracts

 

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