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.”

CFP Korean Wave: Diffusion of Korean Pop Culture

“PublicationCall for Book Chapters: The Korean Wave: Diffusion of Korean Pop Culture to be edited by Do Kyun David Kim. Deadline for abstracts: September 15, 2019.

Exploring the diffusion of K-pop culture in western countries, this book aims to provide generalizable analyses that explain why Korean pop culture products (e.g., K-pop songs, TV dramas, movies, foods, beauty items, etc.) have survived and enjoyed increasing popularity in western countries.  While designed to provide “generalizable” analyses on Korean popular culture products, this scholarly project focuses on the popularization of the Korean culture among people in western countries: the United States, Canada, and Europe. Ample research has provided diverse explanations on the influence of western pop culture in non-western countries, however, research dealing with the cultural flow from non-western countries to western countries has been insufficient to provide generalizable explanations.

This project will fill the gap in the research on the globalization of popular culture by providing case studies of the remarkable cultural flow from South Korea to western countries, especially among people who were born and have grown up in western countries.

CFP Cities as Communicative Change Agents

“PublicationCall for Chapters: Urban Communication Reader vol. IV – Cities as Communicative Change Agents, co-editors: erin daina mcclellan (Boise State University), Yongjun Shin (Bridgewater State University), Curry Chandler (University of Pittsburgh). Deadline: September 30, 2019.

The editorial team seeks contributors to join Urban Communication Reader IV: Cities as Communicative Change Agents. This edited volume continues the trajectory established by previous Urban Communication Readers in assembling communication perspectives on issues related to urban dynamics, public life, and space and place scholarship. Editors welcome chapter proposals employing any research methodology or theoretical framework.

Change is a defining aspect of the urban condition. As cities face unique challenges, they attempt to evolve, adapt, and lead the world into an uncertain future, especially as the age of artificial intelligence and other digital technologies attempt to make cities more “efficient.” Today, the world is facing climate change, wealth inequality, housing crises, food shortages, and global mass migration; cities are at the heart of these problems and their solutions. Thus, urban communication research continues to function in proposals for urban change that remain both important and salient. Urban communication scholars are well-poised to examine both these change initiatives and the crises such changes continue to address.

CFP Communicating Across Differences

“PublicationCall for chapters: COMMUNICATING ACROSS DIFFERENCES: An Anthology of Intercultural Communicative Practices in the 21st Century. To be edited by Lena Chao & Cynthia Wang. Deadline: September 15, 2019.

In recent years, our society has become increasingly divisive socially, culturally, politically, and geographically. Just in the US alone, we have seen a rise in conflicts based on differing as well as emerging identities, political views, cultural origins, nationalities, and socio-economic backgrounds.

Chao and Wang are asking for essays and research articles/chapters that address the ways in which intercultural communication seeks to understand communicative practices and strategies between different and uniquely situated groups of individuals and communities. What are the potentials and limitations of intercultural communication practices and rhetoric as different people from different cultures, backgrounds, and sociopolitical understandings attempt (or not) to bridge divides and understand each other? More specifically, we are interested in how intercultural communication research intersects with a wide array of concepts including (but not limited to):
– Race, race relations, and power
– Immigration
– Nationality
– (Dis)ability
– Gender and sexuality
– Religion
– Ethnic identity
– Intergroup conflict
– Media representation and stereotypes
– Social media and digital cultures
– Social movements

Please submit a 500-word abstract to Cynthia Wang by September 15th, 2019. Full drafts will be due by February 1, 2020. If you have any questions, please feel free to email her.

CFP Diversifying Family Language Policy

“PublicationCall for Chapters (Abstracts): Diversifying family language policy: Families, methodologies, and speakers (Bloomsbury). Deadline: 1 August 2019.

Diversifying family language policy is an edited collection of studies of multilingual family policy, a line of inquiry that examines family members’ attitudes towards, planning for, and use of language(s) in the home. The volume expands this field by representing diverse family types and unexplored contexts of multilingual childrearing to demonstrate a wider array of contexts for understanding language maintenance and shift.

Editors Lyn Wright (University of Memphis) and Christina Higgins (University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa) are currently seeking proposals for chapters that expand FLP lines of inquiry by investigating language practices and ideologies in families that have heretofore been under-researched in the field, including single-parent, LGBTQ-identified families, families with “new speakers,” diasporic families in rural communities and communities where other speakers are few in number, migrant marriage families, and other ‘unconventional’ family constellations. By expanding the full scope of families in research on FLP in diverse contexts, the book seeks to better understand how the make-up of contemporary families influences FLP processes.

Please send a title and abstract of 250-300 words by August 1, 2019 to Make sure to highlight how your research involves the study of FLP on new and/or unconventional family configurations that have previously been under-researched.

CFP Compromised Identities: The Role of Social Media in Dismantling Ethnic & National Borders

“PublicationCall for chapter proposals: Compromised Identities: The Role of Social Media in dismantling ethnic and national borders, a book to be edited by Emmanuel K. Ngwainmbi, University of North Carolina, Charlotte. Proposal Submission Deadline: October 31, 2019.

Identity is tied to modus operandi and space, meaning that our thought process, the things we do, those we associate with and where all these take place define us. Identity has value; it fosters a sense of belonging. This is why each individual is associated with an ethnic group, nation, race, religion, or a particular belief. The locus for such association is that society treats us based on how we manage our understanding of, and relationship with others within our ethnic group, race, or country, or how well or poorly we deal with our beliefs.

This book will provide relevant theoretical frameworks and the latest empirical research findings in the area. It will include analyses of social media experiences in indigenous and urban communities around the world. It will be written for scholars and researchers who want to improve their understanding of how ethnic and national identities (the sense of being part of a country) have been compromised through social media networking and by network groups. The book will focus on social media participation in agrarian and urban communities across the seven continents.