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.

CFP: Indigenous Theorizing

“PublicationCall for Papers: Indigenous Theorizing: Voices and Representation, PRism. Deadline: August 12, 2019.

PRism is an open access peer-reviewed public relations and communication research journal (ISSN 1448-4404).  PRism is devoted to promoting the highest standards of peer review and engages established and emerging scholars globally.

Call for Papers: Special issue: “Indigenous theorizing: Voices and representation.” In this special issue, PRism welcomes rigorous and original contributions that explore Indigenous voice as a space for theorizing communication. They welcome submissions that examine Indigenous/First Nations as participants in the generation of transformative knowledge claims. This can include but is not limited to:

– Indigenous/First Nations communication practices (including traditional forms e.g. storytelling)
– Indigenous/First Nations activism for social justice
– Indigenous/First Nations struggles for voice and sovereignty
– The role of Indigenous/First Nations media for public communication
– Indigenous/First Nations organizational communication with publics/stakeholders
– The use of social media by Indigenous/First Nations for public communication
– The presentation of images, news and/or other information by Indigenous/First Nations
– Media representation of Indigenous/First Nations in public communication

PRism welcomes original research, case studies, theoretical, conceptual and methodological papers relating to the topic, and encourages contributions from Indigenous/First Nations scholars.

CFP Deliberative Quality of Communication

“PublicationCall for papers: Journal of Public Deliberation Special Issue: Citizens, Media and Politics in Challenging Times: Perspectives on the Deliberative Quality of Communication. Deadline: 31 July 2019.

Guest editors: Christiane Grill (Mannheim Centre for European Social Research) and Anne Schäfer (Department of Political Science), both at University of Mannheim, Germany.

The special issue Citizens, Media and Politics in Challenging Times: Perspectives on the Deliberative Quality of Communication addresses a gap in the literature by systematically bringing together different strands of research on the deliberative qualities of citizens’, journalists’, and politicians’ communication. The special issue thus aims at providing an integrative and comprehensive picture on modern political communication in times western democracies are facing a multitude of disruptive challenges. Theoretical, empirical and methodological contributions focusing on the deliberative qualities of citizens’, journalists’, and politicians’ communication are welcome.

CFP The Politics of Researching Multilingually

“PublicationCall for Chapters: The politics of researching multilingually, to be edited by Prue Holmes, Judith Reynolds, Sara Ganassin and published with Multilingual Matters. Deadline: 1 July 2019.

How researchers draw on their linguistic resources when they undertake their research is often impacted by institutional, contextual, and interpersonal politics, and this can be a salient issue for researchers working in multiple languages when they are planning, developing, conducting and/or writing up their research. This is especially the case as researchers undertake their work in conditions of migration as a result of poverty, precarity, conflict, and/or protracted crises—where languages are often overlooked, and their speakers silenced; or in other situations where languages and those who speak them may come into conflict with political regimes, and/or other forms of structural power and agency. Thus, when undertaking their research, researchers must make decisions about which language(s) to use, when, where, and why—decisions that are often politically charged.

These decisions may be influenced by multiple factors: the topic of the research; the contexts that shape the research; the relationships among the researcher and various stakeholders (e.g., supervisors and funders of the research, and gatekeepers such as governmental officials, non-governmental groups/employees and other community groups who determine access to the research site, resources, texts and other artefacts); the languages in play in the research context (whether national, minority, tribal, colonial, travelling languages, and lingua francas); and the languages of dissemination, e.g., for participants and stakeholders in the community, in theses (in the dominant national language only, or multiple languages), and in publications (e.g., in high impact journals which are often published in English). In this sense, the languages researchers employ in the research process, and how and when they draw on their linguistic resources, are as much politically influenced as they are culturally or linguistically.

CFP Speaking Across Communication Subfields in JOC

Call for Papers: Journal of Communication Special Issue: Speaking Across Communication Subfields. Deadline: July 15, 2019.

Guest Editors: Keren Tenenboim-Weinblatt (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) & Chul-joo “CJ” Lee (Seoul National University)

With the rapid growth and development of the field of Communication, it has also become increasingly fragmented, while its subfields – as represented by ICA’s various divisions and interest groups – have become increasingly self-contained. Researchers within the different subfields speak to each other in numerous forums and publications and in ever-growing levels of precision and sophistication, but are often oblivious to related developments in other subfields. Similarly, conceptual, analytical and empirical contributions are discussed in relation to the state-of-the-art within a specific subfield, but often fail to be developed into broader theoretical frameworks. The result is a multiplicity of theoretical, conceptual and empirical fragments, whose interrelationships and relevance for a range of communication processes remain to be established.

In this special issue, editors look for rigorous, original and creative contributions that speak across multiple subfields of communication. All theoretical approaches as well as methods of scholarly inquiry are welcome, and we are open to various formats and foci: The papers can be based on an empirical study, integrate a series of empirical pieces, thereby proposing a new theory or model, or be primarily theoretical. Their focus can be a specific theory, a specific concept or a set of related concepts, a communication phenomenon that can be better accounted for using a cross-disciplinary perspective, or any other focus that fits the purpose of the special issue. In all forms, the papers should make substantial, original contributions to theoretical consolidation and explicitly discuss the relevance and implications of their research to different subfields.

CFP Development in Intercultural Competence Research

“PublicationCall for Submissions: Development in Intercultural Competence Research, for special section of China Media Research. Deadline: May 26, 2019.

This special section of China Media Research invites scholars from a broad range of disciplines to submit manuscripts on the theme of “Development in Intercultural Competence Research.” Intercultural competence is one of the key concepts of intercultural communication. It has drawn much scholarly attention since the 1980s. In the past decades, scholars from foreign language education, social psychology, human communication, and business management have examined and assessed intercultural competence from diverse perspectives, which resulted in the abundant literature as well as the deepened understanding on the concept. Nevertheless, despite the progress in intercultural competence research, many problems still need to be addressed. For instances, most of the theories focus more on how effectiveness is achieved but much less on how appropriateness is realized; Western theories dominate intercultural competence research; how Western and non-Western perspectives can be integrated is rarely explored; most of the measuring instruments are self-report scales that measure behavior and knowledge rather than measure emotion and awareness; and reliable and valid scales are limited. This special section aims to further explore these issues.

CMR invites scholars to submit their original manuscripts that consider but are not restricted to the following topics: re/conceptualizing intercultural competence; critiques on Western or non-Western intercultural competence theories; possible ways to integrate Western and non-Western perspectives on intercultural competence; the development of intercultural competence measuring instruments; empirical researches on intercultural competence in the global contexts.

Both qualitative and quantitative approaches examining the development of intercultural competence are welcome. Submissions must not have been previously published nor be under consideration by another publication. An extended abstract (up to 1,000 words) or a complete paper at the first stage of the reviewing process will be accepted. All the submissions must be received by May 26, 2019. If the extended abstract is accepted, the complete manuscript must be received by August 18, 2019. Manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with the APA publication manual (6th edition) and should not exceed 8,000 words including tables and references. All manuscripts will be peer reviewed, and the authors will be notified of the final acceptance/rejection decision. CMR is a quarterly journal, which publishes both print and online versions. Send your questions and submissions to the CMR special section guest editor Dr. Xiaodong Dai.

CFP Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration

“PublicationCall for Papers: Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration, vol 8, issue 1. Deadline: March 24, 2019.

Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration (OxMo) is a bi-annual, independent, academic journal seeking to engage in a global intellectual dialogue about forced migration with students, researchers, practitioners, academics, volunteers, activists, artists, as well as refugees and forced migrants themselves. OxMo welcomes submissions looking at forced migration through the lenses of law, policy, academia, and arts, alongside two sections in which field experiences and first-hand stories by people who have been displaced can be shared. For the first time, OxMo also includes space for creative expressions in the form of poetry, art, photography, as well as film, book, and theater reviews.

OxMo is particularly interested in encouraging submissions of authors from outside of Europe and North America. Submissions in languages other than English are accepted.