Beams International Conference. Vienna 27/28 February 2014

Stop watching, start seeing

An International Conference on Stereotypes of Ethnic Minorities and Migrants in the Popular Culture

Venue: Karl-Renner-Institut, Europasaal, Entrance: Gartenhotel Altmannsdorf, Hotel 2, Oswaldgasse 69/ Hoffingergasse, 1120 Vienna, Austria

27 – 28 February 2014

Stop watching – Start seeing: VIDC – Vienna Institute for International Dialogue and Cooperation in cooperation with the Karl-Renner-Institute hosts the international conference on stereotypes of ethnic minorities and migrants in popular culture. The conference takes place in the framework of the EU project “BEAMS – Breaking down European Attitudes towards Migrant/Minority Stereotypes” and promotes the results of the cross European BEAMS studies on stereotyping trends and models relating to ethnic groups and migrants in Europe.

The conference will bring together researchers, filmmakers, production companies, artists, policy-makers and representatives from the creative sector and will discuss some of the popular culture industries’ challenges in fighting racism and discrimination in our societies.

The aim of the event is to better understand the link between popular culture stereotypes of migrant and minority groups and discriminatory attitudes of the consumers/citizens, which still prevent such groups from obtaining full rights of citizenship in many respects.

The Conference languages are German and English with simultaneous interpretation.

For more information about Contact and Registration and to download the full Programme of the event, click here.

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