CFP Chinese Communication from the Peripheral

Publication OpportunitiesCall for Submissions: Understanding Chinese Communication from the Peripheral: The Marginalized Voices for China Media Research. Deadline: March 21, 2018.

This special section of China Media Research invites scholars from diverse perspectives and approaches to submit manuscripts on the theme of “Understanding Chinese Communication from the Peripheral: The Marginalized Voices.” While the East-West dichotomy is often used to compare Chinese communication and Western communication, this dichotomy tends to result in a monolithic view of Chinese communication. Chinese communication can be understood beyond the center, the mainstream, and the nationality; it can be examined from the peripheral, the marginal, the hybrid, or a community outside of China. This special section aims to examine diverse communication practices that are marginalized in the dominant definition of Chinese communication.

CMR has also issued a second call, for Chinese Rhetorical Tradition and Communication. Deadline: April 2, 2018.

 

CFP Conflict Transformation & Peacebuilding Through Engaged Scholarship

Publication OpportunitiesCall for chapter proposals: Kellett, Connaughton, & Cheney—Conflict transformation and peacebuilding through engaged scholarship. Deadline: March 19, 2018.

Pete Kellett, Stacey Connaughton, and George Cheney are co-editing a book that will be the inaugural volume in the new “Peace and Conflict” book series for Peter Lang Publishing. The working title of the book is “Conflict transformation and peacebuilding through engaged scholarship.” We invite brief chapter proposals that exemplify conflict transformation and peacebuilding work that is achieved through engaged scholarship in the contemporary world. Of particular interest are chapters that (1) demonstrate the relationship between conflict and systemic issues (for example, relational, cultural, social, environmental, political, historical, and economic), including the roles of change practices and processes in broader efforts to create a fairer, more just, healthier, and sustainable world and constitutive relationships; (2) feature the lived experience of conflict transformation and peacebuilding for practitioners, and/or those affecting and affected by conflicts; (3) explore novel ways of representing the spectrum of lived experiences of people involved in conflict transformation and peacebuilding, including indigenous and other “alternative” perspectives that have received comparatively little attention in academic publications and public media; (4) show how theory and methodology inform and are informed by practice; (5) integrate diverse theories and methods from relevant disciplines through which conflicts are understood, addressed, and even prevented; and (6) consider a variety of modes and domains of communication and interaction–such as face to face, online, community, discursive, rhetorical, network-analytic and others that represent either local, regional, or global contexts. Chapters in which authors revisit, revise, update, or extend earlier work are acceptable, and will be evaluated on their own distinctive contribution. We would like the book to have broad appeal and so would like chapter authors to make accessibility a hallmark of their writing.

Please send proposals of 200-300 words in the form of a Word document, outlining the chapter and specifying how it fits the above call. Include also a brief (100-word or so) bio statement that specifies current affiliation.  Please send proposals and any inquiries to all co-editors simultaneously pmkelletATuncg.edusconnaugATpurdue.edugcheneyATuccs.edu by Monday, March 19, 2018. We envision a due date for completed first drafts of chapters by the end of August 2018.

CFP Asian Diasporas

Publication OpportunitiesCall for papers: ASIAN DIASPORAS. Spring 2019 Special Issue of WSQ: Women’s Studies Quarterly. Priority Deadline: MARCH 1, 2018.

Guest Editors:
Lili Shi, Kingsborough Community College, CUNY
Yadira Perez Hazel, University of Melbourne

Asian diasporas are gendering spaces and times that intertwine stories of race, transnationalism, citizenship, and postcoloniality. We contend that Asia is not only a geographic term but also a comparative one. It is the collective sum of heterogeneous racial, regional, transhistorical, and transnational politics that transcends bodies and identities of “Asia” across Global South and North as well as global mediascape. We also embrace an expansive notion of diaspora, one that is beyond the mere causal result of travel and migration that reifies the binary of home and settlement that subsequently “privileges the mobility of masculine subjects” (Campt, T. & Thomas, D. A., 2008, 2). We propose Asian diasporas as scattered communities, identities, and relationships that are conditioned by, while influencing and transforming, global struggles of nation, empire, postcoloniality, transnationality, and respective hegemonies.

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CFP Migration Identity & Belonging

Publication OpportunitiesThis call is for chapter proposals for a book that is under contract with Routledge, titled Migration, Identity, and Belonging: Defining Borders and Boundaries of the Homeland, edited by Kumarini Silva and Margaret Franz. Deadline for 750-word proposals: March 1, 2018.

Final selection decisions will be made by April 2018. Final essays (of 3500-5000 including references and notes) are due November 2018.

For proposal submissions or queries: Kumarini Silva, kumiATemail.unc.edu and Margaret Franz, mfranzATlive.unc.edu

The resurgence of virulent nationalism in the US and Western Europe, the expulsion of the Rohinga from Myanmar, and the perpetual containment of refugees off the coast of Christmas Island remind us that even as commodities and capital move relatively seamlessly through national boundaries, people do not. In fact, scholars ranging from Aiwha Ong, Gloria Anzaldúa, Etiènne Balibar, and Robert DeChaine, show that the boundaries and borders defining who belongs and who does not proliferate in the age of globalization although they may not coincide with national jurisdictions. This is because the border is at once material and symbolic, crystallizing how belonging is mediated by material relations of power, capital, and circuits of communication technology on the one side and representations of identity, nation, and homeland on the other. This edited collection of essays asks how these boundaries are made and sustained. How do you know when you belong to a country? What kinds of feelings, schemes of representation, media ecologies, and material conditions link body and nation? In other words, when is the nation-state a homeland? We seek chapters that attend to these questions through the prism of borders, boundaries, and borderlands.  You can direct your proposal to the general theme, or to one of the following sections:

I. Territories, Sovereignties, and Legal Geographies

II. Mediated Circuits of Belonging

III. Narrating Families, Narrating Homelands

CFP Multimodal Means of Instruction

Publication OpportunitiesCall for articles on multimodality by the international online peer reviewed journal, Language Value, which seeks to become a scholarly arena for the exploration of the attitudes and values conveyed by users of the English language in different contexts and situations. Scholars, teachers and researchers interested in this topic are welcome to submit their proposals on the following theme: MULTIMODAL MEANS OF INSTRUCTION: BROADENING ACADEMIC LITERACIES AND PRACTICES.

Topics:-
– Definition and promotion of Multimodal Literacy
– Multimodal Learning Environments
– Multimodal Teaching Strategies
– Multimodal Assessment
– Theories and practices of Multimodal Education

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CFP Refugee Socialities & the Media

Publication OpportunitiesCFP: Refugee Socialities and the Media (A Special Issue for the journal Popular Communication)

Issue Editors: Jonathan Corpus Ong (U of Massachusetts) and Maria Rovisco (U of Leicester)

This special issue explores the ways in which diverse media and artistic genres cultivate social relationships with and among refugees and internally displaced populations. Building on political-economic studies of forced migration and critiques of humanitarian securitization in the European ‘refugee crisis’ response, this collection draws attention to the role of media and popular communication in shaping the affective dimension of the refugee experience and citizen response. While this collection engages with the dominant discourses that amalgamate fears about diverse migrant communities in Europe and North America, it invites deeper reflection on the social arrangements and emotional expressions afforded by a broader range of: popular communication genres, technological interventions, artistic spaces, and everyday media practices. The theme ‘Refugee Socialities and the Media’ thus redirects focus onto how popular media forms and mediated interactions materialize and visualize processes of inclusion and exclusion and create possibilities for coping and healing for refugees.

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CFP: Books on Conflict & Peace

Publication OpportunitiesNew book series in Conflict and Peace edited by Peter Kellett & Stacey Connaughton, to be published by Peter Lang.

This series highlights leading-edge conflict transformation and peacebuilding work that is achieved through engaged scholarship in the contemporary world. Of particular interest are books (1) that demonstrate the relationship between conflict and systemic issues (for example, relational, cultural, social, environmental, political, historical, and economic). This interest includes the roles of change practices and processes in broader efforts to create a fairer, more just, healthier, and sustainable world and constitutive relationships. (2) We welcome proposals featuring the lived experience of conflict transformation and peacebuilding for practitioners, and/or those affecting and affected by conflicts. We encourage books that explore novel ways of representing the spectrum of lived experiences of people involved in conflict transformation and peacebuilding. These include indigenous and other “alternative” perspectives that have received comparatively little attention in academic publications and public media. (3)  We invite proposals that show how theory and methodology inform and are informed by practice.  We welcome proposals that integrate diverse theories and methods from relevant disciplines through which conflicts are understood, addressed, and even prevented. (4) We encourage proposals that consider a variety of modes and domains of communication and interaction such as face to face, online, community, discursive, rhetorical, network-analytic and others. Edited volumes as well as authored monographs are welcome.  We envision a series that has substantial appeal to scholarly audiences across related disciplines, but that also speaks meaningfully to various audiences beyond academia (for example, practitioners, policymakers, and the donor community). Therefore, we encourage interested authors and editors to make accessibility a hallmark of their writing.

We welcome initial inquiries about possible projects, as well as complete proposals. For more information contact Peter Kellett and Stacey Connaughton.

CFP Culture & Communication in Negotiation & Conflict Management

Publication OpportunitiesNegotiation and Conflict Management Research Special Issue Call for Papers: Culture and Communication in Negotiation and Conflict Management

Submission Deadline: January 15, 2018
Special Issue Editor: Wendi Adair, University of Waterloo 

Culture is defined broadly as a social group with shared values and norms that are reinforced and perpetuated through the group’s institutions. Culture defined by national borders is one conceptualization; culture defined by gender, religion, lifestyles, careers, and generations are also predictors of what, how, and when someone communicates, as well as interprets, and responds. What refers to communication content: meaning the speaker conveys and meaning the listener interprets.

How refers to linguistic style, nonverbal cues, context dependence, and communication medium. When refers to temporal patterns such as timing, pacing, and temporal horizons.

We invite empirical and conceptual submissions addressing culture and communication in diverse negotiation and conflict management contexts including topics such as:

  • Case studies or comparative culture analyses of negotiators’ or mediators’ communication repertoires in understudied populations (e.g., Africa, South America, religious groups);
  • Communication adjustment/adaptation, cultural interpreters, and role of language in cross- cultural negotiation and conflict resolution;
  • Qualitative analyses of linguistic or communication tools used to aid conflict resolution and negotiation in distinct cultural populations (e.g., metaphor in high context cultures, sharing circles, story-telling in hierarchical cultures);
  • Content analyses of public accounts of negotiation or conflict resolution (e.g., media coverage of land dispute, international trade, and political negotiations across culture);
  • Identification, interpretation, and management of miscommunication and misinterpretation in cross-cultural negotiation or dispute resolution;
  • Conflict management and negotiation in close relationships across cultures.

Please submit your manuscript online (click on the Special Issue submission link). When preparing your manuscript, carefully follow author guidelines.

Provisional timeline: Manuscript submissions due: January 15, 2018; Initial decisions: March 1, 2018; First round revisions due: April 1, 2018; Final manuscript due: May 1, 2018.

Please direct topic ideas and special issue inquiries to Wendi Adair; contact Michael Gross, NCMR Editor-in-Chief, with inquiries about NCMR.

CFP Kult-ur: Youth, participation and experiences in the city

Publication OpportunitiesCFP Kult-ur, Revista Interdisciplinaria sobre la Cultura de la Ciudad, Special Issue: Youth, participation and experiences in the city

Deadline for submission of original manuscripts for all sections:
December 1, 2017
Publication date: second quarter 2018

Guest Editors: David Poveda, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (Spain) and Lígia Ferro, Universidade do Porto (Portugal)

This special edition explores research into how young people experience and act in the urban spaces in which they live, and how they recreate them to build today’s contemporary cities. We are particularly interested in papers using participatory methodologies and new ways of documenting and investigating with and about young people and adolescents in the city. Such methodologies include participatory action research projects, visual, multimodal and sense-based methodologies and/or the use of digital resources. Qualitative and/or ethnographic studies examining the experiences and voices of young people and adolescents in urban contexts are also welcomed.

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CFP Theorizing Communication from the South

Publication OpportunitiesCall for Papers, Special Issue of Communication Theory: Theorizing Communication from the SouthGuest Editors: Mohan J. Dutta, National U of Singapore, and Mahuya Pal, U of South Florida.

In this special issue, we take forward emerging calls for decolonizing communication to explore communication theories anchored in the cartographies of the Global South. We encourage submissions that question assumptions regarding internationalization, de-Westernization, and globalization, along with other key concepts, and that consider new directions for approaches to theorizing communication. Submissions should engage with questions concerning the production of knowledge, the role of communication in global relations, and the potential for communication to contribute to advancing imaginaries of the Global South.

The special issue will offer opportunities for theory construction that challenge the Eurocentric bases of communication theories, taking seriously scholars from and in the Global South. In doing so, we hope to foster new grounds for debate, conversation, and practice relevant to communication scholarship. While our emphasis is precisely on theorizing communicative imaginations from the South, scholars situated in the Global North engaged with the practical politics of centering theories from the Global South are also welcome.

The deadline for submission of full papers is 1 December 2017.

See submission guidelines, and submit. For queries regarding the Special Issue’s theme, please contact Mohan Dutta (cnmmohan AT nus.edu.sg) and Mahuya Pal (mpal AT usf.edu).