International Conference. Sligo 25-27 October 2013
Saturday, 5 October 2013
Who's who at the conference 26th October
Our afternoon session begins with a paper from the first of
our keynote speakers Prof. Clark McPhail University of Illinois,
Urbana-Champaign, USA. Professor McPhail's paper is entitled 'The Life
Course of Temporary Gatherings'.
paper examines the assembling or mobilization processes that produce temporary
gatherings as well as the routine, emergency or coerced dispersing processes
that bring them to an end. It will concentrate on the forms and
dynamics of individual and collective actions within gatherings. Professor
McPhail argues that most gathering members have assembled with, remain
with and disperse with one or more companions. He goes on to state that
all participants are both purposive actors and creatures of habit. You can find
out more about the life course of temporary gatherings by visiting ourconfirmed speakerspage where you will find the full
extract of Professor McPhail's intriguing paper.