CFP Communicating Prejudice

Communicating Prejudice: An Appreciative Inquiry Approach
Proposal Submission Deadline:  October 10, 2014
Editors: Camara, S. K., Drummond, D. K., & Hoey, D. M.
Publisher: Nova Publishing, Inc.

In the conclusion of his edited book Communicating Prejudice, Michael Hecht, called for an intellectual movement beyond understanding prejudice and its personal and social effects on individuals to a more proactive approach that inquires about appreciation as a serious subject of investigation.

Our edited book, Communicating Prejudice: An Appreciative Inquiry Approach, will blend direct unsettling lived experiences with a deep exploration of appreciation, respect and empowerment. We seek contributions which will speak boldly about personal experiences with prejudice with reflections on practical emancipatory frameworks that generate new directions and tools for dialogue. These meta-narratives should display the potential for creating opportunities for inclusivity, transformation, growth and social justice. We hope to draw on key concepts from a variety of disciplines, including Communication, Sociology, Education, Psychology, and Gender Studies.

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
*Meta-analyses of Prejudice: Pre and Post racial America
*Autoethnographic Accounts of Prejudice and Transformation
*Examining Historical and Present initiatives to reduce prejudice
*Exploring Varying Contexts of Prejudice (e.g., Gender, Sexual Orientation, Race, Disability)
*Approaches to Appreciative Structures and Prejudicial Experiences
*Theoretical insights to opening dialogue with others
*Fostering appreciative conversations to defeat exclusion
*Co-creating Business and Organizational transformation
*Dealing with difficult situations and reframing conflict
*Contributions to Social Justice

Submission Procedure:
To have an original chapter considered for inclusion in this peer-reviewed volume, submit it with a 100-word abstract. Please include a separate title page with the author(s) and complete contact information, with brief author bio(s) in an email to the editors by October 10, 2014. Indicate in your email cover letter which of the aforementioned topics your chapter best fits. Quantitative and qualitative research articles are limited to a maximum of 25 pages of text excluding references. Personal narratives or essays are limited to 10 pages.

Important Dates:
October 10, 2014 Chapter Submission Deadline
January 15, 2015 Notification of Acceptance
June 1, 2015 Chapter Feedback to Authors
October 15, 2015 Final Edited Submission Due

Author: Center for Intercultural Dialogue

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, the Director of the Center for Intercultural Dialogue, manages this website.

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