Drs. Andrea Meluch and Heather Walter are seeking proposals for the forthcoming case study book, Casing Conflict Communication, to be published by Kendall Hunt in Spring 2022. The book will consist of a collection of approximately 25 case studies focusing on conflict communication across a variety of contexts. Each case study will include a brief introduction highlighting a conflict communication theory/concept (e.g., face-negotiation and politeness theory, conflict management styles, structurational divergence, game theory, verbal aggression theory, power, social identity theory) explored in the case study, a case study illustrating conflict, and a list of 5-7 discussion questions. Case studies can be based on empirical research on conflict, hypothetical events created to illustrate a conflict episode, and/or personal/professional experiences with conflict.
The volume will examine the breadth of research on conflict and communication. Potential topics for case studies include:
- Intrapersonal Conflict (e.g., emotions, attributions, conscience)
- Interpersonal Conflict (e.g., conflict in families or romantic relationships, forgiveness in interpersonal relationships)
- Conflict in Computer-Mediated Contexts (e.g., flaming, trolling)
- Organizational Conflict (e.g., superior-subordinate conflict, workgroup conflict, workplace bullying, work-life conflict, role conflict, conflict negotiation in the workplace, conflict mediation)
- Conflict in Community Contexts, (e.g., conflict and the environment, political conflict/divisiveness, interracial conflict, conflict and intercultural communication)
If you are interested in having your case study considered for this edited volume, please submit an abstract of no more than 250 words explaining the focus of your case study and its relationship to conflict communication theories/concepts. With your abstract please also include your contact information (name, affiliation, title, email address) and a brief (50 word) biographical sketch for all authors.
Abstracts should be submitted via email to Meluch no later than March 19, 2021. Chapter proposals will be reviewed by the editors and selected contributors will be notified of acceptance by May 1. First drafts of the chapters will be due on July 1. Final manuscripts should be 3500-4000 words.