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**NOTE ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENSION: NOVEMBER 14, 2012** *NB: We are seeking a few more contributions to fill two panel sessions at the AAG.* *--* Significances of Political Posters and Graffiti in the Making and Propagating of Political Violence* *Organizers: *Kevin M. DeJesus (Rhode Island College) Eric J. Bordernkircher (UCLA) This panel session seeks to draw together critical geographic analyses of political posters and graffiti from across the globe in order to explore their role in the making of those political discourses and representations of ideologies, battle cries, recruitment efforts, and subaltern political critique which undergird rationalities for war, and often in the case of politically-charged graffiti, counter-narratives rejecting violent political agendas and spatial orders. This commanding of everyday space through these highly visual artifices, constitutes a vital terrain for the critical exploration of often uniquely historically situated texts (particularly in the case of political posters), which are under-explored in critical geographic research on violently divided societies and the production of political violence. As Geographer John Pickles (1991) has earlier argued, such texts and the spaces in which they transform, vitally situate the ways in which these political commentaries and narrations hold empirical meaning. Moreover, the particular symbolic systems and referents employed in the making of political posters, propaganda maps, and even graffiti often employ their own textual geographies in the engendering of political meaning and subjectivity encoded in these discursive productions - a site of analysis which deepens how political texts link meaningful spaces, places, events, historical content and myth in the staking of political claims. Submissions are sought which explore the following, and/or other novel critical geographic innovations in the study of these texts, with the aim to produce an edited volume following the AAG 2012 Annual Meeting: *Critical Geographic research and textual methods/theories in the reading of the political landscape via political posters, graffiti and propaganda maps; *Geographies of political posters: making meaning through the spaces of the text by way of culture-bound, locally embedded referents and geographical features; *Engendering gender in the rationales for violent contestation: nation, religion, women, men and political meaning; *Global geopolitics and the case for war: imperial visions, nations, regions, siege and the statecraft of selling full-scale war; * What we mean when you walk by: The staking of everyday space and the citizen anonomys in the making of political life, public space, historical memory, memorial and resistance to erasure; *Protests, places and text: Mapping the discourse of protest/collective action events through its textual moments in placard, prose and politically-purposeful defacements qua proclamation and inscription; Please send your abstracts to Kevin M. DeJesus, firstname.lastname@example.org and Eric J. Bordenkircher, ejborden@gmail by *November 14, 2012*. Abstracts must be 250 words or less, and accord with AAG abstract guidelines, available here: http://www.aag.org/cs/annualmeeting/call_for_papers/abstract_guidelines interested in participating in an edited volume of these submissions. -- Kevin M. DeJesus, PhD http://independent.academia.edu/KevinMDeJesus Post-Doctoral Research Associate Rhode Island College/Multi-University Research Initiative Craig Lee Hall, 143 600 Mount Pleasant Avenue Providence, RI 02908 401-456-8696 Co-Editor, H-Mideast Politics http://www.h-net.org/~midepol/ Book Review Editor, H-Africa http://www.h-net.org/~africa/