CFP Media & Post-Conflict (Re)Development

Publication OpportunitiesCall for Papers, Special Issue of International Communication Gazette: Media and Post-Conflict (Re)Development to be edited by Meghan Sobel. Deadline: October 30, 2018.

In order to better understand the ways that media function in post-conflict times, this special issue of International Communication Gazette aims to address theoretical, social, cultural, and political issues surrounding the role of media in post-conflict eras of redevelopment. We are particularly interested in the role of media during and after conflicts such as genocides, civil wars or between-nation wars, but would consider submissions regarding media during and after coup d’états and/or times of martial law, large-scale protests, pronouncements of independence, etc.

Global Handbook of Communications & Sustainable Development

Publication OpportunitiesCall for Chapters: Global Handbook of Communications and Sustainable Development. To be edited by Muhammad Jameel Yusha’u. Deadline for submission of abstracts: 30 October 2018.

In 2015 several member states of the United Nations agreed on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) or what is known as the 2030 Agenda. The SDGs are expected to address major global challenges such as poverty alleviation, access to education, addressing inequality, climate change, improving access to quality healthcare, eradicating hunger, ensuring environmental sustainability, promoting innovation and infrastructural development among others.

To what extent are the intended beneficiaries of this ambitious plan aware of the 2030 Agenda? What is the role of the media in communicating the SDGs? Are the efforts to communicate the global goals reaching the target beneficiaries or do they end up as gathering of elites in major capitals with little to show for in terms of impact for the ordinary people? How can communication be utilized to address the challenges of achieving sustainable development? How is the digital media being utilized in communicating for sustainable development? How can communication serve as a tool for community empowerment in achieving sustainable development? These are some of the questions that the Global Handbook of Communications and Sustainable Development would seek to address. The book, expected to be published by Palgrave Macmillan seek contributions that provide critical analysis, empirical research, theoretical insights and practical examples on communication and sustainable development.

CFP China Media Research Special Sections

Publication OpportunitiesChina Media Research has issued two calls for submissions to two special sections. Deadline: October 15, 2018.

1. Communication and Wellbeing in a Multicultural Society. In an increasingly globalized world that brings members of diverse backgrounds into contact with each other in various relational, organizational, health, and mediated contexts, conflicts, tensions, and stress inevitably compromise the quality of life. Although mental illness has been a major public health threat in many countries, there have been low levels of mental health literacy, e.g., in China, that contributed to lack of support at interpersonal, institutional, and societal levels. This special section aims to explore how communication scholarship contributes to our understanding of psychological, socio-cultural, organizational, occupational, technological, or generational factors that impede or enhance our wellbeing, whether individually or as a group.

2. Paradoxes as Sources of Creative Tensions. Scholars are increasingly adopting a paradox lens as a new way of approaching the growing complexity of the “messy, apparently unexplainable, and often seemingly irrational contemporary world” (Smith, Erez, Jarvenpaa, Lewis, & Tracey, 2017, p. 304). Paradoxes have been acknowledged as a source of creative tensions and energy that can support learning, change and development. Notwithstanding the potential of a paradox lens to inform the increasingly equivocal reality, paradox research remains confined to organizational behavior and strategic management, while its application in other fields of research remains limited at best.

CFP Cultural Discourse Studies Series

Publication OpportunitiesCFP Cultural Discourse Studies Series, Routledge. Series editor: Shi-Xu, Zhejiang University, China.

Cultural Discourse Studies Series

A cultural-innovation-seeking platform in discourse and communication studies, the Cultural Discourse Studies Series aims to deconstruct ethnocentrism in the discipline, develop culturally conscious and critical approaches to human discourses, and facilitate multicultural dialogue and debate in favour of research creativity. Ultimately, it is designed to contribute to human cultural coexistence, harmony and prosperity.

NOTE: Shi-xu is also Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Multicultural Discourses at Routledge.

CFP Communicative Construction of Conflicts: Catalan

Publication OpportunitiesCall for articles for the special issue: Discourses, Actors and Citizens in the Communicative Construction of Conflicts: The Catalan Case. To be published in Catalan Journal of Communication & Cultural Studies. Deadline for full proposals: 15 January 2019.

The main goal of this special issue is to collect different approaches to the communicative construction of the Catalan conflict from a broad point of view. We aim to confront different perspectives about one of the most controversial political issues in the recent history of Spain and so we invite scholars, researchers and practitioners from around the world to submit full articles and viewpoints on a wide range of topics.

Guest Editors
Alain-G. Gagnon (Université du Québec à Montréal)
Marta Montagut (Rovira i Virgili University)
Carlota Moragas-Fernández (Rovira i Virgili University)

CFP Out-of-the-Box Student Travel

Publication OpportunitiesCall for Chapter Proposals: Designing, Teaching, Leading, & Theorizing Out-of-the-Box Student Travel (Domestic or Int’l). Editors: Irina Gendelman and Jeff Birkenstein.

This collection will attempt to cover a variety of possible travel models, both international and domestic. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

–       History and culture of places through (Slow) food;
–       Exploring place through psychogeography and derive;
–       Finding and documenting insurgent and reclaimed public spaces;
–       Slow travel, being a flâneur in the 21st Century;
–       Deconstructing the myths of historical markers and heritage sites;
–       Photography, video, and other digital means of (re-)producing travel;
–       Sustainability of travel.

Abstract of 500 words are due on November 1, 2018. Please send your proposals to Irina Gendelman.

CFP Communication & Wellbeing in a Multicultural Society

Publication OpportunitiesCall for Submissions: Special section of the journal China Media Research, Communication and Wellbeing in a Multicultural Society. Deadline: October 15, 2018.

This special section of China Media Research invites scholars from different disciplines to submit manuscripts on the theme of “Communication and Wellbeing in a Multicultural Society.” In an increasingly globalized world that brings members of diverse backgrounds into contact with each other in various relational, organizational, health, and mediated contexts, conflicts, tensions, and stress inevitably compromise the quality of life. Although mental illness has been a major public health threat in many countries, there have been low levels of mental health literacy, e.g., in China, that contributed to lack of support at interpersonal, institutional, and societal levels. This special section aims to explore how communication scholarship contributes to our understanding of psychological, socio-cultural, organizational, occupational, technological, or generational factors that impede or enhance our wellbeing, whether individually or as a group.

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CFP PR in the Middle East

Publication OpportunitiesCall for Manuscripts: Special issue of Journal of Public Relations Research: Public Relations in the Middle East. Guest Co-editors: Ganga Dhanesh and Gaelle Duthler. Deadline: December 1, 2018.

The Journal of Public Relations Research invites submissions for a special issue on public relations in the Middle East. Although origins of public relations can be traced to ancient times in regions across the world, its academic study has been associated with twentieth century U.S.A. Ethnocentricity characterizes much of public relations theorizing, which does not capture the broader gamut of the global enactment of public relations.

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CFP Public Anthropology: Modeling the Hope

Publication OpportunitiesPUBLIC ANTHROPOLOGY: MODELING THE HOPE. New book series, Center for a Public Anthropology. Deadline: November 5, 2018.

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.

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION. Each year the Center will hold 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.

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CFP Media Literacy Research & Applications Across Disciplines

Publication OpportunitiesCall for Chapters: Media Literacy Research and Applications Across Disciplines. Editors: Melda N. Yildiz, Minaz Fazal, Meesuk Ahn, Robert Feirsen, and Sebnem Ozdemir. Publisher: IGI Global. Deadline: July 15, 2018.

This edited book seeks to collaborate with scholars around the world to provide the national and international perspectives on Media Literacy Education. Our goal is to present current trends in research and application in the field of media literacy across disciplines, investigate challenges and solutions, and document its implications for P20 education. The target audience for this text includes: media educators, activists, librarians, educational leaders, educational researchers, parents, teachers, teacher educators.