CFP Conference Dangerous Consumptions Colloquium

Call for abstracts closes October 1 2012

The 10th Dangerous Consumptions Colloquium, Auckland University of Technology, 29th and 30th November 2012

The dangerous consumptions colloquium is a theory informed forum drawing on social and critical theory for the presentation and discussion of research on the myriad forms of contemporary consumption. In past years presentations have explored alcohol, illicit drugs, gambling, sex, food, blood, tobacco, pharmaceuticals, public health, policy, celebrity magazines and pleasure from a social research perspective. Presentations on these or other forms of ‘dangerous consumption’ are welcome. The colloquium is run over two days with only a single stream of papers (there are no concurrent sessions). This gives participants the opportunity to share ideas and understandings from research into a range of dangerous consumptions and from a range of theoretical perspectives. This year’s colloquium is being held in New Zealand and is sponsored by the Auckland University of Technology and the University of Auckland.


The convenors invite abstracts of up to 250 words proposing papers for the colloquium. Abstracts should include the title of the proposed paper, the name and email address of author(s), and if applicable any institutional affiliation. Abstracts can address any aspect of dangerous consumption, with preference given to papers informed by a social or critical theory perspective.

The call for abstracts closes on the Monday October 1. The suitability of the paper will be reviewed by the organising committee, with authors advised of the status of their paper by the 15th of October.

Abstracts should be sent in the body of an email or as an attached word document to Helen Warren

Please use DC 10 in the subject line.

Registration opens soon!

Our registration webpage will be available soon. Cost is $120 NZ (inclusive of 2 full days registration, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea). Registration will be free for a limited number of graduate students.

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