Friday, November 11, 2011

CFP: “Globalization of African American Business and Consumer Culture”

The German Historical Institute (GHI) in Washington, D.C., has issued a call for papers for a workshop to be held on February 24-25, 2012, on the topic “Globalization of African American Business and Consumer Culture.” Potential topics include, but are not limited to
The marketing and selling of African-American culture (e.g. music, film, literature) around the globe
African-American consumers and the global economy (e.g. import products)
African-American businesses and businesspeople around the world
Non-American cultural products (e.g. music, film, literature) and African-American consumers
African-American international tourists and international tourists visiting African-American sites
African-American consumers and immigrant businesses
The international trade in the black freedom struggle's legacy (e.g. The Black Power Mixtape)
   Please see the full call for papers for a complete description.
   Proposals should include a paper title, a one-page abstract, and a CV, and should be sent via email to Joshua Clark Davis no later than December 2, 2011. Expenses for travel (economy class) and accommodations will be covered, although participants are encouraged to defray travel costs with funds from their home institution when possible.