2012 will see the 50th anniversary of the first public performance of The Rolling Stones, whose worldwide success over the course of half a century is without doubt one of the most remarkable phenomena of popular culture. “Five reflections of today’s children” was a slogan of the early days. How does the success of The Rolling Stones reflect society and the transformation of contemporary culture? The proposed collection aims to draw from the entire spectrum of sociological perspectives, to contribute both to the understanding of the phenomenon Rolling Stones, and to take them as the starting point for an in-depth analysis of contemporary society and culture.
Please send abstracts or further inquiries to Helmut.Staubmann@uibk.ac.at (Abstract submission deadline: November 15; deadline for review of papers based on accepted abstracts: March 1, 2012) Helmut Staubmann, Editor Department of Sociology University of Innsbruck, Austria.