THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA 2016 (i-COME’16): AN INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATION ASSOCIATION REGIONAL CONFERENCE
EXPLORING COMMUNICATION: BEYOND NATIONAL CULTURAL ADAPTION, IMAGES, AND IDENTITIES
September 18-20, 2016
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Communication in the 21st century is transforming rapidly through the globalization of organizations and digital technologies. Communication not only shapes a nation’s image and identity but it also influences its populace’s ways of thinking. Because of these forces, the roles of communication must be explored in the context of culture, images and identity and its impact on society. The economic crisis in East Asian countries (e.g., Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and South Korea) just before the turn of the 21st century and in Europe a decade or so later has proven to be a transformative factor helping to create new images and identities of these nations (e.g., leadership transitions and uneven liberalization of global economic policies, among others) and creating new organizing processes, forcing once disparate countries together into closer interactions. These interactions manifest into pressures for conformity and adherence to institutional cultural norms. But, the basic clash between the conceptions of Western liberalism in economic regionalism and the mercantilism of Asian values has generated conflicts making future cooperation among nations more difficult.
We invite papers from various meta-theoretical perspectives that discuss crucial issues (and their potential solutions) related to these emergent, interconnected elements that influence our ways of thinking about meso or micro level phenomena related to nation’s cultures, images and identities. The conference will take place on 18 – 20 September, 2016 in the capital city of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. The conference seeks to advance knowledge in the field of communication – knowledge that can then benefit various communities experiencing changes. We welcome paper submissions on a broad range of topics and from various sub-disciplines (e.g., interpersonal communication, media studies, organizational communication). Papers may address theoretical, methodological, or practical aspects of communication. We seek papers that go beyond prejudices and the stereotyping of other cultures, and those that can lead scholars to deliberate on applications of their findings to real-life settings.
Authors are invited to submit complete, original and unpublished research papers to the International Conference on Communication and Media 2016 (i-COME’16): An International Communication Association Regional Conference. The submission deadline is: March 1, 2016. Please submit papers electronically.
For further details, please contact:
i-COME’16: An ICA Regional Conference
School of Multimedia Technology and Communication, College of Art and Science, Universiti Utara Malaysia, 06010 UUM Sintok, Kedah, MALAYSIA