CFP The Subcontinent Speaks: ICC from/on South Asia

“PublicationCall for Abstracts: Special issue of Journal of International and Intercultural Communication:  The subcontinent speaks: Intercultural communication perspectives from/on South Asia. Deadline: January 31, 2019.

Guest Editors: Shaunak Sastry (University of Cincinnati) and Srividya Ramasubramaniam (Texas A&M University).

“We are calling for 200-500-word abstracts for a special issue of the Journal of International and Intercultural Communication. This special issue is dedicated to showcasing cutting-edge intercultural communication research from/on South Asia, a geopolitical entity that corresponds to the nation-states of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. The internationalization of the discipline of Communication continues to engender critical questions around the locus of knowledge production and theorizing in its various sub-fields. Rather than conceive of South Asia as a unitary or monolithic cultural space, we hope to showcase, through this special issue, the multiple, contested and conflicting understandings around culture, identity and power that inhabit the South Asian context.

CFP Transnational Autoethnographies

“PublicationCall for Submissions: Transnational Autoethnographies: Empowering Voices of the Others. Deadline for abstracts: December 20, 2018.

Drs. Ahmet Atay (College of Wooster) and Satoshi Toyosaki (Southern Illinois University) are building a book project with the working title Transnational Autoethnographies: Empowering Voices of the Others. We value autoethnography as a collection of various inquiry processes that help us interrogate lived experiences, voices, and stories of underrepresented, oppressed, marginalized, intersectional, and transnational identities. Doing autoethnographic work from such cultural positionalities is laborious. Willing to meet such labor, we, along with chapter contributors in this anthology, explore autoethnography’s postcolonial, decolonizing, and transnational potentialities for empowering voices from the margins. This book marks and builds space for (post)colonial, diasporic, and/or transnational scholars to narrate their own lived experiences to/for/against/within today’s global hegemonic economy of knowledge and to discuss culturally diverse and creative techniques of narrating, analyzing, and interpreting their personal/cultural lived experiences. The chapter contributors would help autoethnography diversify voices; narrative techniques (i.e., aesthetics, storying, etc.); and analytic, interpretive, and critical lenses.

With this scope in mind, editors call for chapter abstracts (250-500 words) to be included in the book proposal to be submitted to an interested publisher.

The topics and approaches may include but are not limited to:
transnational autoethnographies; postcolonial autoethnographies; decolonizing autoethnography as a methodology; simultaneous navigation of privilege and marginalization while doing autoethnographies; multilingual approaches to autoethnographies; culturally diverse techniques of narrating, analyzing, and interpreting culturally diverse aesthetic and/or evocative writing; non-western narrative techniques;
academic belonging; location and dislocation; identity and home;
border-crossing as an analytical lens; writing about immigrant experiences; English hegemony; transnational autoethnography and its pedagogical potentialities; and transnational autoethnography as performance.

Please send your abstract (250-500 words/Word Document) and a short bio to Drs. Atay and Toyosaki. DEADLINES: chapter abstracts are due by December 20, 2018. By January 30, 2019, you will learn if your chapter abstract will be included in the book proposal.

CFP Journal of Transdisciplinary Peace Praxis

Publication OpportunitiesCall for Submissions: Journal of Transdisciplinary Peace Praxis invites submissions. Deadline: December 15, 2018.

Journal of Transdisciplinary Peace Praxis (JTPP) is a new peer-reviewed, biannual, scholarly journal, both in print and on-line versions, bringing together peace practitioners with academics to explore radical responses to social conflict, war and injustice. The first issue will be published in January 2019. Submissions are invited for the second issue, on the human cost of social conflict.

CFP Marginality & Social Media

Publication OpportunitiesCall for Papers: Special Issue of Social Media + Society: Marginality and Social Media. Deadline for extended abstract: November 28, 2018.

Guest editors: Katy Pearce, University of Washington; Brooke Foucault Welles, Northeastern University; Amy Gonzales, University of California, Santa Barbara

Social media and the internet have opened up new forms of empowerment and oppression that may particularly affect the lives of the marginalized. Marginality, as they are defining it, following Gatzweiler and Baumüller (2013), can be understood as the experience of disadvantaged (typically involuntarily) people or groups who are excluded from the resources and opportunities they need to participate as full and equal members of society. Marginality influences what people can achieve and limits their abilities to take advantage of the resources and opportunities afforded to non-marginalized peers. Further, marginalized individuals and groups are often politically, economically, and/or socially vulnerable, as their susceptibility to harm is greater, often due to to their exclusion from critical resources.
They seek submissions relating to social media and marginalization, broadly construed.

CFP Intercultural Management & Ethics

Publication OpportunitiesCFP Journal of Intercultural Management and Ethics, issue 4 for 2018. Deadline: December 1, 2018.

The Journal of Intercultural Management and Ethics is an international on-line journal that publishes the highest quality original research in intercultural aspects of management and ethics. Article types cover original qualitative and quantitative work as well as theoretical and conceptual work. The Journal also promotes insights into the roles of culture and ethics capable to guide both theory and practice.

More details in the attached presentation.

To submit your paper and for any query, please contact Dr. Iulian Warter, the Editor in Chief.

CFP Partisanship, Provocation, Protest & Pugnacity

Publication OpportunitiesCall for papers: Special Issue, Iowa Journal of CommunicationPartisanship, Provocation, Protest, and Pugnacity: Communication in a Context of Conflict. Deadline: March 22, 2019.

Manuscripts should address or relate to communicating in a context of dissent, conflict, partisanship, tension, and so on. Manuscripts may focus on any type communication, including group, face-to-face, family, or mediated communication, and may use any methodology for analysis. We are particularly interested in unique, non-standard approaches and voices, but all manuscripts are welcome.  Submissions from all geographic areas are encouraged, and one need not be a member of the Iowa Communication Association to submit a piece.

CFP From Branding to Diplomacy: Cities in the International Arena

Publication OpportunitiesCall for Chapter Proposals: Tentative Title: From Branding to Diplomacy: Cities in the International Arena. Deadline: November 1, 2018.

Efe Sevin (Reinhardt University, Waleska, GA), and Sohaela Amiri (Pardee RAND Graduate School, Santa Monica, CA) are editing a book on the internationalization of cities, tentatively entitled From Branding to Diplomacy: Cities in the International Arena. Building on the existing studies in the field, we position this book as a way to launch into a larger discussion on cities and their role in international relations. They invite contributions that focus on the role of cities as actors in the international arena. They are looking for three broad approaches to city diplomacy: (1) theoretical approaches to the study of city diplomacy, (2) new methods and methodologies in city diplomacy, and (3) case studies. Abstract submissions of no more than 500 words, along with author name(s) and bio sketches of no more than 200 words should be submitted to by November 1. Questions about the project can be directed to the co-editors, Efe Sevin and Sohaela Amiri.  More information about the project can be found at (link case sensitive).

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. NOTE: The extended deadline for the submission of abstracts  is now 15 December 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.