Call for papers: 25th International Conference of the International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies (IAICS): East/West: New Divisions, New Connections in a Populist Political Reality, July 12–15, 2019, Brno, Czech Republic. Deadline: November 15, 2018.
Proposals sought that aim to consider the following questions:
* How do cultural and communication scholars understand the shifting discourses around the “West” and its “Others”?
* How have – fictional and non-fictional – representations of the relationship between the “West” and “Others” evolved?
* How have the centre and the periphery been re-defined, re-imagined and re-negotiated?
* What is the role of communication technologies in building connections/divisions in the current climate?
* How have major policy interventions – such as China’s Belt and Road Initiative – affected intercultural divisions/connections?
* How relevant are theories of communication/cultural integration developed in Western liberal democracies for understanding current developments?
* What are the most challenging issues that scholars of intercultural communication face at the moment?
* Are there historical lessons that can inform our understanding of the impact of technological change on intercultural communication and interaction?