CFP: Beer Culture Division of the POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION & AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION 2021 JOINT NATIONAL CONFERENCE – 2-5 June 2021The Beer Culture subject area represents a growing and dynamic interdisciplinary field of study that can be approached from multiple academic and creative directions. This quickly-expanding subject area explores issues of authenticity, place, history, identity, gender, race, class, the maker movement, the job market, visual design, rhetoric, social media, law and ethics, business and entrepreneurship, marketing, diversity and community.
Proposals are requested for papers that identify and discuss any aspects of beer, its producers, its consumers, the communities and identities it inspires and maintains, and/or its social, cultural, historical, and economic impact. We particularly encourage the submission of papers dealing with beer and the environment, sustainability in brewing, brewing public policy, the economic impact of brewing, craft beer and gentrification, market pressures in beer culture (including brewery closures and mergers), beer and the family, brewing political economy, beer journalism, beer museums, #MeToo and issues of diversity, inclusion and equity related to beer culture, and legal issues in beer culture. Deadline for submission: 16 November 2020. For more information see attached or go to https://pcaaca.org/area/beer-culture