CFP Intercultural Tensions in Organizations

“PublicationCall for proposals: Special issue on Intercultural tensions in organizations in the French journal Communication & Organisation. Abstracts due: 1 March 2020.

Issue editors: Alexander Frame and Mélodine Sommier.

Although a large body of research on intercultural communication has adopted “liquid” approaches to the concept of culture, open to its plurality and endeavoring to go past national scales, these views seem to remain scarcely represented among francophone work conducted within the field of information and communication sciences and focusing on organizations. Volume 58 of the French journal Communication & Organisation will explore this dimension and invites contributions using a critical framework to interculturality with the aim of shedding light on the following issues, from theoretical, empirical and/or methodological viewpoints (the following list is not exhaustive):

-Cultural framing of organizational power struggles
-Cultural and identity dimensions of change management in organizations
-Intersectional approach (Crenshaw 1991) to organizations
-Dealing with cultural diversity and identities in organizations
-Scales to examine culture (Desjeux 2002)
-Critical intercultural methodology in organizational communication

Please note that articles must be written in French.

CFP Action Linguistics: Linguistic Diversity & Language Awareness

“PublicationCall for Chapters: Action linguistics!  Reinforcing linguistic diversity and language awareness through participatory research. Editors: Heini Lehtonen & Janne Saarikivi. Deadline for abstract only: March 2, 2020.

The volume Action linguistics!  Reinforcing linguistic diversity and language awareness through participatory research, being edited by Heini Lehtonen and Janne Saarikivi brings together scholars working on linguistic diversity and language awareness, minorities, language and power, and education. Contributors should share a methodological orientation towards linguistic ethnography and action research in linguistically diverse settings. In particular, editors invite submissions from projects that include co-operation between linguists and artists, or have an otherwise cross-disciplinary framework. Chapters combining art, participatory research, and language education, are warmly welcome.

CFP Exhibitions of Impact: Social Force of Museums

“PublicationCall for papers: American Behavioral Scientist invites submissions for a special issue: Exhibitions of Impact: The Social Force of Museums. Deadline: April 1, 2020.

Museums are “democratising, inclusive and polyphonic,” addressing “the conflicts and challenges of the present,” and aiming to advance “human dignity and social justice, global equality and planetary wellbeing,” according to a recently proposed definition from The International Council of Museums (ICOM, “Museum definition” 2019). With this definition in mind, this special issue invites scholarship about museums as a social force.

While visitor studies are often concerned with measuring learning outcomes, communication scholars consider the capacity of museums to summon and move audiences. Carole Blair (1999) notes the capacity of memorial sites to induce affective responses and prescribe a preferred interpretation (pp. 46-47). John Lynch (2013) describes a “spatial sermon” (p. 2) at a museum that seeks, not merely to inform, but to convert the visitor. Kenneth Zagacki and Victoria Gallagher (2009) describe an outdoor exhibition as enacting environmental concerns via extra-discursive means (p. 188). According to Dickinson, Ott, and Aoki (2006), an exhibition can hail visitors visually, aurally and haptically (p. 35).

These and other museum studies foreground the museum as a prescriptive force. While informing or entertaining, they also inculcate world views and advance political agendas. In museums, visitors behold, interact with, and consume exhibits. In what ways do the exhibits, in turn, act upon the visitor? How could an exhibit be seen as normative or prescriptive, containing admonishments to see the world differently, or to change one’s behavior?

This issue seeks to address these, and other issues that consider museum exhibitions as forces for change. We seek submissions at the juncture of social science, humanistic inquiry and museum studies, from a wide variety of disciplinary, theoretical and methodological orientations. Submissions invited from those who study historical or science museums, as well as art museums.

Submission Topics:

This special issue invites scholarship that considers the influence, impacts or effects of museums. The unit of analysis can be the institution itself, or a particular exhibition or exhibit. The special issue also seeks submissions from global scholars whose work may promote comparative, cross-cultural understandings. It welcomes various methodological approaches (qualitative, quantitative, etc.) and theoretical orientations (critical, rhetorical. empirical, historical, etc.). Topics may include, but are not limited to: Museum exhibits as agents of change, Museums and environmental threats, Museums as communication systems, Museums, inclusivity and social justice, Museums as built and material rhetorics, Museums and public memory, Museums and social issues/ public policy, Museums and medicine/ public health, Museums with political agendas, Museums and gender, race, ethnicity, social class, etc., Museums and public understanding of science, Museums and soft power, Museums as ideology, interpellation or governmentality,  Museums and performativity; performative exhibits, Museum exhibits as discourse, multimodality, pragmatics or speech acts, Museums and interactive technologies.

Submission Guidelines:

Submitted manuscripts must be in MS Word (.doc) format with a separate title page that includes the title of the paper, full names, affiliations, email addresses, telephone numbers, complete addresses, and one or two sentence biographical sketches of all authors. The main texts should remove any indicator of authorship, and thus ready for a blind, peer-review process. Manuscripts should be in Times New Roman, 12 point, double spaced, and must adhere to the APA (6th ed.) style. Manuscript should contain between 5,000 and 8,000 words, including a 250-world abstract with 5-6 key words, all references, and notes. Up to three images can be included as appendices. Manuscripts must contain original material which has not been previously published elsewhere or is currently under consideration by another journal. Please email manuscript and separate title page to David Lee.

Approximate Timeline:
CFP Announcement: November 1, 2019
Submission deadline: April 1, 2020
First Review / Decision by: June 30, 2020
Revision by: September 30, 2020
Second Review/ Decision by: November 30, 2020
Publication Date: Spring 2021

Works Cited:

Blair, C. (1999). Contemporary U.S. memorial sites as exemplars of rhetoric’s materiality. In J. C. Selzer, S. (Ed.), Rhetorical bodies (pp. 16-57). Madison: University of Wisconsin Press.

Dickinson, G., Ott, B. L., & Aoki, E. (2006). Spaces of remembering and forgetting: The Reverent Eye/I at the Plains Indian Museum. Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, 3(1), 27-47. doi: 10.1080/14791420500505619

Lynch, J. A. (2013). Prepare to believe: The creation museum as embodied conversion narrative. Rhetoric and Public Affairs, 16(1), 1-28.

Museum definition. (2019). The International Council of Museums.

Zagacki, K. S., & Gallagher, V. J. (2009). Rhetoric and materiality in the museum part at the North Carolina Museum of Art. Quarterly Journal of Speech, 95(2), 171-191.

CFP InterDISCIPLINARY Journal of Portuguese Diaspora Studies

“PublicationThe InterDISCIPLINARY Journal of Portuguese Diaspora Studies (IJPDS) welcomes original contributions for the annual issue of the journal to be published in 2020. Researchers in the Humanities and Social Sciences are encouraged to submit papers in final form by March 30, 2020.


IJPDS represents original scholarship receptive to interdisciplinary topics and theoretical contexts spanning the diversity and variety of research interests. Editors encourage proposals from a wide array of scholarly proveniences, approaches and perspectives that embrace a construct of Portuguese diaspora across time and space.


Manuscripts in English, Portuguese, Spanish, or French are accepted for review and must be accompanied by an abstract in English, as well as in the original language in which the paper is written. Papers that have already been published or are under consideration elsewhere will not be accepted in IJPDS.

IJPDS is a double-blind, peer-reviewed, scholarly journal with both print and online versions. The journal is published annually in the fall. Also part of this academic journal is the publication of special thematic issues that engage with aspects of Portuguese diaspora studies, both traditional and modern.

CFP Negotiating Gender & Sexualities in Asian Language Communities

“PublicationCall for Papers: Special Issue “Negotiating Gender and Sexualities in Asian language communities” to be edited by Professor Julie Abbou, Aix Marseille University, France. Deadline for proposals: November 10, 2019.

Decades of interdisciplinary work have indicated how language, gender and sexualities are co-constructed. This intersection constitutes a highly interdisciplinary field, thus drawing on a variety of pertinent fields, such as Sociolinguistics, Cultural and Political Anthropology, Discourse Analysis, Feminism, Critical Theory, and Media studies, to name a few. Currently, research on language, gender and sexualities acknowledges the junctures among these fields, focusing on the complexities and hybridities that may emerge from their interactions. This dynamic has influenced academic work, and more broadly larger society, the professional sector, and politics.

However, diverse linguistic and discursive practices of gender and sexualities have been under unequal scrutiny, with most work concerning English or Romance languages. It is therefore necessary to bring analysis on the co-construction of gender, sexualities and language to a larger variety of social contexts. Focusing on Asian language communities allows scholarship not only to enrich the knowledge of gender and sexualities, but also to discuss how systems, assignations and identities intertwine in various political, historical, social and cultural contexts. Asian linguistic and discursive landscapes offer a unique vantage point from which to view this intertwinement, and to develop new models of gender and sexuality which lie beyond our current knowledge.

Center for a Public Anthropology Competition for Book Publication

“PublicationPublic Anthropology: Competition to publish an open access book in a new series. Deadline: November 4, 2019.

Drawing on the example of the California Series in Public Anthropology, the Center for a Public Anthropology announces a New Open-Access Book Series that addresses important public issues.  It embraces the hope that anthropology has value to those beyond the discipline, beyond the university.  The focus is on publications that matter to other people – by the power of their ideas and by how, with the help of others, they transform peoples’ lives for the better. It is one thing to write a thoughtful book. It is another to do so in a manner that attracts the attention and collaboration needed to help address a problem.

Each year the Center holds an international competition seeking out prospective manuscripts that align with this vision.  The Series reviews proposals independent of whether the manuscripts themselves have been completed.  The proposals submitted should be 3-4,000 words long and describe both the overall work as well as a general summary of what is (or will be) in each chapter. The Center expects to select, through the competition, one to two books each year for open-acess publication.  The selected manuscripts will then go through a “sighted peer review” process.  Rather than being “blind”, the review process will be an open, collaborative endeavor between an author and reviewers.

The CMMi Press: A New Initiative


The CMMi Press will become the publishing arm of the CMM Institute for Personal and Social Evolution.
CMMi Press

The Institute is committed to making better social worlds through paying particular attention to the quality of the communication patterns in which we participate. The CMMi Press will publish books that promote this approach with the intent of inspiring better communication practices for making social worlds we would all want to live in.

Their first publication, Making Better Social Worlds: Inspirations from the Theory of the Coordinated Management of Meaning, has just been published. Robyn Penman and Arthur Jensen have written this book as a companion volume to the Cosmopolis2045 website and it serves as a fitting flagship for the new press promoting the making of better social worlds. Penman and Jensen are also planning a second volume on A Cosmopolitan Sensibility.

If you have a publishing idea or a manuscript in preparation that you think will fit the aims of the Press, please contact Robyn Penman, commissioning editor.

CFP Language Epistemology & Politics of Knowledge Production

“PublicationCall for Papers for a Themed Issue: Language, Epistemology and the Politics of Knowledge Production, Journal of Language, Culture and Society. Deadline: November 15, 2019.

Editors invite abstracts for full-length manuscripts to be published in Language, Culture and Society (LCS) as part of a themed issue on Language, Epistemology and the Politics of Knowledge Production.

In the first two editorials of the journal editors argued for an approach to knowledge on language and culture as a terrain of struggle. This, they believe, requires close attention to how our analytical and conceptual choices, the collaborations we engage with, the academic and political agendas we pursue and the ways we relate our work to knowledge produced by others get entrenched with complex dynamics of power and inequality characterizing both the academic fields and the social world at large.

Editors invite contributions aiming to explore how these processes are re-articulated through the very epistemological choices that we researchers as knowledge producers make in the language disciplines. They welcome texts addressing the political nature of such choices by critically engaging with frameworks that may have contributed to normalize meanings of empirical neutrality and universality. This may include issues concerned with any aspect of data generation/analysis as well as with our own writing in the packaging of the stories that we claim to document.

CFP: Global Conflicts & Local Resolution

“PublicationCall for papers:  Global Conflicts and Local Resolution, special issue of Negotiation and Conflict Management Research. Special Issue Editors: Chin-Chung Chao and Ming Xie.. Deadline: January 2020.

Nowadays, conflict has been increasingly complex at both the global and local scale. On the one hand, conflict is becoming globalized in relation to the expansion of international markets, boundary-less environmental crisis, the revolution in communications and the media, the rise of international organizations, and developments of international law. The globalization process is fostering and leveraging the interconnectedness and interdependence across cultures and countries, as well as promoting divisive forces and chasm such as east vs. west, north vs. south, capitalism vs. communism. On the other hand, global conflicts are embedded and embodied within local cases. The local actors and local dynamics are crucial for understanding how global conflicts emerge, evolve, and can be resolved.

In this special issue, the editors wish to broaden the topics exploring the intersection of globalization and localization of conflict management and the approaches to address global conflicts such as environmental conflict, cultural conflict, political conflict, and crisis negotiations. They call for scholars to submit empirical and theoretical papers using qualitative and quantitative methodologies that offer innovative applications for conflict management and resolution including topics such as:

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CFP Advertising in Hospitality, Tourism & Travel

“PublicationCall for papers: Special Section of the Journal of Advertising dedicated to Advertising in Hospitality, Tourism and Travel, to be edited by Marla Stafford. Deadline: February 29, 2020.

Advertising is critical to building a brand, attracting new customers, and maintaining loyalty, yet no systematic effort has brought together advertising as an integral part of hospitality, tourism, and travel (HTT) scholarship even though connections could serve to strengthen existing research.

The HTT industry is one of the largest industries in the world, and dominates the service arena… This Special Section intends to extend the subject of advertising to HTT, and explain, in theoretical and practical terms, what it is and what it means for the HTT industry. As the name indicates, the goal is a cross-fertilization of research in advertising and HTT in the broadest sense. By “advertising,” is meant “a message from an advertiser” with the “intention to remind, inform or persuade.”